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John Foxx’s new album, London Overgrown is a project John has been working on for years, inspired by his own experiences of London – including an abandoned, overgrown Shoreditch in the early 1980s – futuristic visions of a derelict city dating back to the sci-fi of Quatermass which he watched as a child and a strong desire to propose ‘an actual city,’ explains Foxx. ‘A plan for London. A beautiful new overgrown city. Perhaps this may be initiated gradually, by obtaining permission to allow a street or two to become overgrown, them it may come to be seen as a Post Carbon City, a way of greening London. Let’s practice vertical gardening all over buildings everywhere. Create the Hanging Gardens of Shoreditch, The Glades of Soho, encourage London to become a truly green city. Let’s resurrect Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Allow Hyde Park to spread through Soho to the river. Encourage Hampstead Heath to meet Richmond Park at its borders, via all the squares and gardens and rooftops, right across London . . .’ The music is ambient and electronic; immersive soundscapes for an empty, overgrown city and a wordless relative of Foxx’s Cathedral Oceans.
|1. Oceanic II
|2. The Beautiful Ghost
|3. A Man, A Woman And A City
|4. London Overgrown
|5. A Small Revolving World
|6. Everything Is Illuminated
|7. Often Now, I Wake
|8. Persistence Of Vision
|9. City Of Mirage
|10. Imaginary Music
Release Date: 6 July 2015
This release perfectly celebrates 35 years of John Foxx performing as a as a solo artist. Available to preorder now for the special discounted pre-order price of £7.99, visit the official store to view this title was well as the full range of releases available.
Metamatic Records’ first major compilation of John Foxx material is the first part of a double release spanning thirty-five years as a solo artist. John Foxx – 20th Century: The Noise covers the years from his debut single ‘Underpass’ in January 1980 to the rest of the last century, up to his ‘comeback’ albums with Louis Gordon, Shifting City and Subterranean Omnidelic Exotour in 1997 and 1998.
There’s also a precious Cathedral Oceans gem, ‘Splendour’ which has only ever been available on a rare album by various artists entitled Orphée and the album includes an unreleased instrumental track from the vaults, ‘Musique Electron’ – a melodic idea Foxx has had ‘for decades’. The Metamatic material is taken from the new 2014 master which is based on a new set of 1979 analogue tapes found in John’s archive.
No-One Driving (Single Version)
He’s A Liquid (Alternative Version)
A Long Time
Europe After The Rain
Dancing Like A Gun
Endlessly (Single Version)
The Hidden Man
The Noise – Foxx/Gordon
Through My Sleeping – Foxx/Gordon
Hiroshima Mon Amour – Foxx/Gordon (Taken from Omnidelic Exotour)
Musique Electron (previously unreleased)
Splendour (previously only available on a compilation entitled, Orphée)
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London Overgrown (Exclusive)
Release Date: 30/03/2015
London Overgrown by John Foxx
For over thirty years I’ve been writing about, filming, photographing and exploring a city. Assembling a travelogue of an invisible place that may be found across any street.
Even though we may live in the same physical space, we all carry our own vastly different maps of it – from personal routes, shortcuts to the connections with accumulated memories, associations and experiences. Our own maps of our own city.
1 Oceanic II
2 The Beautiful Ghost
3 A Man, A Woman And A City
4 London Overgrown
5 A Small Revolving World
6 Everything Is Illuminated
7 Often Now, I Wake
8 Persistence Of Vision
9 City Of Mirage
10 Imaginary Music
European Splendour is the forthcoming collaboration from John Foxx and Jori Hulkkonen…
Available on both Compact Disc and 12 Inch Black Vinyl. The artwork for both releases has been created by Jonathan Barnbrook.
|Compact Disc edition
|A3. Something Is Coming Down The Avenues
||B1. Something Is Coming Down The Avenues
|A4. Can’t See You Anymore
||B2. Can’t See You Anymore
|A5. Evangeline (David Lynch Remix)
||B3. Evangeline (David Lynch Remix)
|A6. Evangeline (David Lynch Instrumental)
|A7. Evangeline (Radio Edit)
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