John Foxx / Benge / Gary Numan – Benge Explains what it’s all about..

Are You Listening To Me?

Benge: “Every so often something comes along that is so awesome that it’s scope defies the limitations of a simple blog post, but here goes anyway. I have just produced and co written a track called Talk (Are You Listening To Me?) that is a collaboration between John Foxx, Me (i.e. The Maths) and Gary Numan. Let me repeat that: I have just produced a track that is a collaboration between John Foxx & The Maths and Gary Numan!

Whats more, I’m not sure GN has been on a track featuring so many vintage synths since he recorded Cars! (well, maybe a bit later than that, but you get the point). I do know that he is a big fan of Foxxy, and is on record as saying John was a huge influence on his early synth-based work. So I guess it makes sense that he would want to get involved in this collaboration, which is essentially a reworking of our original track Talk from our Shape Of Things album. So I sent Gary the individual tracks from Talk, and he added a brand new vocal part and some synth drones and then I added some more synth parts and mixed it all at Memetune Central. It will be coming out in a little while on a new album of JF collaborations including some new JF&TM tracks on Metamatic Records.”

Get the full story here:
http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/are-you-listening-to-me.html

John Foxx And The Maths Featuring Gary Numan – Talk (Are You Listening To Me?) by Metamatic Records

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The long-awaited “collaboration”.  But..

  1. The “intro” is too long.
  2. Gary only sings his own lyric “are you listening to me”.  I REALLY wish he’d sung some of the original lyrics as well.
  3. Maybe it would have been better if they’d actually met. The Jarre/Numan track is an ACTUAL collaboration..
  4. It sounds like two tracks nailed together in a shed.

 

Having had my little moan, I do like the Numanised bits better than the original. That classic Numan synth line is a killer. I wonder what synth he’s using now (Virus?)

 

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Gary Numan | Gary Numan, John Foxx Collaboration CONFIRMED

It’s OFFICIAL!

Gary Numan mentioned it first, on his “pledgemusic” page. He was complaining that he’d spent all doing his accounts when he wanted to work on a track John Foxx had sent him..

He later said he’d been working on the John Foxx track..

So I posted a message on METAMATIC asking if anyone had any info.. and ROB HARRIS (Webmaster) confirmed that something IS in the pipeline. “Details to follow”..

WOW! – to me, that is the holy grail! Numan AND Foxx.. I’ve always had a foot in both camps, started with Numan, and then found Foxx, via Ultravox..

I can’t wait..

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Gary mentions it in TWO places:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/garynuman/updates/62411 and http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/garynuman/updates/63744

Rob Harris Confirms it here:
http://www.metamatic.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/48144/Gary_Numan_John_Foxx_track#Post48144

Blogging – Everyone’s at it. Official.

Blogging – It’s MASSIVE!

Seriously, Blogging is massive. Whether you are just rambling on about your favourite music (ahem!), or protesting against political oppression, blogging is the way to go.

This site started out as my personal blog, back when I was posting music on Electromancer. It’s developed a bit since then..


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Nowadays, I also use it to promote stuff that I’m interested on impressed with, that I think you lot may be interested in too.. stuff like OMD, John Foxx, Gary Numan, etc..

There are many blogging platforms – you can get started for free with either:

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Events | 8 June: The Playground Festival

John Foxx & The Maths will be playing a live set at The Playground Festival in London’s Brixton’s Academy on Sat 8 June. The event will also feature a live performance by Gary Numan and DJ sets by techno pioneers Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, plus Wolfgang Flur (ex Kraftwerk), Luke Vibert and many more. More info and tickets are available from here.

News | Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE

John Foxx & The Maths | Special Guests on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ”English Electric” UK Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Mike Cooper)

John Foxx And The Maths are pleased to announce they will be joining Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark as special guests on their forthcoming (and appropriately titled) English Electric Tour.

April 28 Margate Winter Gardens
29 Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 1 Nottingham Royal Centre
2 Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 London Roundhouse
5 Bristol Colston Hall
6 Oxford New Theatre
8 Sheffield City Hall
9 Leeds Academy
10 Manchester Academy
12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
13 Gateshead Sage
14 Liverpool Empire

John Foxx And The Maths remix of OMD’s `”Dresden’ single:

Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original line-up of Ultravox, described by Gary Numan as ‘the blueprint for my first two or three albums.’ Jim Kerr remembers early Ultravox gigs as a vital inspiration for Simple Minds, while ’90s innovators Leftfield were influenced by the band’s pioneering mix of punk and electronics. They discussed using Foxx’s ‘cinematic sci-fi vocals’ as one of their collaborations and although this didn’t happen ex-member Paul Daley is currently working on new material with Foxx.

Launching his solo career with the icily minimalist Metamatic (fans include Aphex Twin and Afrika Bambaataa), Foxx has released 26 studio albums to date. In 2011 he returned to his analogue synthesizer roots with the critically acclaimed Interplay – the first album with Benge from The Maths. Their debut was swiftly followed by the more personal-edged The Shape Of Things in 2012 and they’re set to release their latest album Evidence on 25 February 2013. Arguably their darkest so far, the record features collaborations with contemporary artists Matthew Dear, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Tara Busch and Gazelle Twin.

In addition to John Foxx and Benge, the line-up for the English Electric shows will feature Hannah Peel on keyboards and violin.

Expect a set list mixing recent songs ‘Evergreen’, ‘Catwalk’ and ‘Evidence’ with cold gems from Foxx’s solo career including ‘Burning Car’, ‘He’s A Liquid’ and ‘Underpass’.

For more information please visit HERE