Last week, we reported that Matthew Dear was teaming up with John Foxx to re-record ‘Talk’, the third track on the upcoming John Foxx and The Maths record The Shape Of Things.
Now, FACT can exclusively present the fruits of the pair’s collective labours. Dear’s reinterpretation – renamed ‘Talk (Beneath Your Dreams) – is certainly more propulsive than the original. Foxx’s austere sonic architecture remains, but Dear grafts it onto a solid techno backbone and bathes it a warm analogue afterglow. Particularly impressive is the way Dear’s and Foxx’s respective voices work in concert. As Dear explained:
“When I received the original piece of music from the guys, I found it very much intact and almost complete. I approached it quickly and informally, allowing for a subconscious narrative to take control. John’s lyrics called out to the shadows of someone’s mind. I wanted my verse to be that mind’s response.”
The Dear-augmented version will be bundled with the single CD edition of The Shape Of Things, which will hit shops on March 19 via Metamatic Records.
John Foxx And The Maths are set to release a 16 track single CD version of the new album, The Shape Of Things on 19 March, 2012.
The single CD will feature ‘Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)’ which is a collaboration with Matthew Dear, and features a vocal by the US electronic artist. John and Benge included a track from Dear’s 2010 album Black City on their Quietus mix HERE
‘Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)’ will also appear on a new EP, currently being recorded at The Maths’ studio in London and due for release in the spring.
The full tracklisting for the single CD version of the album is as follows:
2 Rear-View Mirror
5 September Town
8 Falling Away
9 Invisible Ray
10 Vapour Trails
14 The Shadow Of His Former Self
15 Talk (Beneath Your Dreams) Featuring Matthew Dear
16 Where You End And I Begin Featuring Tara Busch
You can pre-order the album now for £9.99 from the Official Store at Townsend Records HERE
The double CD, featuring a bonus album of remixes, is also still available HERE
For more information about Matthew Dear please visit his OFFICIAL SITE
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