Vinyl Editions

The first two albums from John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay and The Shape Of Things – are now available on Limited Edition 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. Both albums are presented in gatefold sleeves, with picture inner bags, which have been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook. You can order your copies HERE

Vinyl Editions

The first two albums from John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay and The Shape Of Things – are now available on Limited Edition 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. Both albums are presented in gatefold sleeves, with picture inner bags, which have been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook. You can order your copies HERE

Vinyl Editions

The first two albums from John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay and The Shape Of Things – are now available on Limited Edition 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. Both albums are presented in gatefold sleeves, with picture inner bags, which have been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook. You can order your copies HERE

Vinyl Editions

The first two albums from John Foxx And The Maths – Interplay and The Shape Of Things – are now available on Limited Edition 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. Both albums are presented in gatefold sleeves, with picture inner bags, which have been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook. You can order your copies HERE

John Foxx & The Maths at Cargo London in September

 

 

 

 

 

John Foxx & The Maths (John Foxx/Benge/Hannah Peel/Serafina Steer) will be playing a one-off gig at Cargo in London on 5 September before their Bestival appearance the following day. These are the only UK appearances scheduled for the rest of this year. They’ll be performing material from Interplay, The Shape Of Things and a new mini-album Evidence which is also due out in September – along with fresh analogue takes on old Foxx classics. Support is from Tara Busch who will be performing her new electronic sci-fi symphony, I Speak Machine. Also Stephen Mallinder (Ex-Cabaret Voltaire) and Phil Winter will be DJing as Wrangler.

 

 

 

 

 

You can buy VIP tickets HERE.

£20 tickets (plus £2 booking fee) are available HERE

And HERE

John Foxx & The Maths in Madrid

Great audience and venue in Madrid on Saturday. Thanks very much to David for making it happen. Photos by Olmo González.

Also last week, Spain’s biggest music magazine Rockdelux ran a fantastic review of The Shape Of Things:

The promotional sheet is full of compliments from illustrious artists such as Junior Boys, Clint Mansell, Vincent Gallo or the Klaxons. All of them pay tribute to John Foxx, the man behind the first Ultravox, the author of Metamatic (1980) and The Garden (1981), two of the key albums to understand what techno pop actually is. Mr Foxx is living a wonderful second youth, although his outlook has never grown old. His encounter with Ben Edwards (Benge), however, seems to have revitalized and brought into focus for good the work of this robotic music poet.

After the excellent Interplay (2011), the Foxx-Edwards alliance has been strengthened with this second album, another brilliant showcase of titanium landscapes (Talk), striking synthetic pop craftsmanship (Rear-View Window, September Town) and retro-futurist analogue soundtracks (Modreno, Astoria, Spirus).

The Shape of Things
is probably the most complete work by Foxx since the aforementioned Metamatic and an example for all those sterile and soulless electronic music dilettantes, purportedly “futuristic” but no more than futureless. Mr Dennis Leigh was a visionary; time has proved him right: his music, beautiful and cold, deeply human and deliberately mechanical, sounds more exultant and necessary in 2012 than ever. He’s one of the greatest artists.

Record Collector

Photo by Mike Cooper.

John Foxx and the Maths

XOYO, London

25th October 2011

John Foxx’s short national tour to promote new LP Interplay ended with two dates at London’s XOYO venue before moving onto Europe. Whilst first support act Tara Busch lacked spark, Brighton’s Gazelle Twin crackled like a well-stoked fire with a visual image of black Bedouin clothing illuminated by finger lights that perfectly mirrored their pulsing middle eastern electronica over which singer Elizabeth Walling purred out vocals. As for the main course, the physically taunt Foxx was flanked by the formidable team of Hannah Peel (keyboards/violin) and Serafina Steer (keyboards bass) with Benge providing electronic percussion. As a band they were taunt, vibrant and drilled to perfection. Foxx delivered a set list that mixed classic Metamatic faves like ‘Plaza’, ‘He’s A Liquid’, ‘No One Driving’ and ‘A New Kind Of Man’ with more modern fare like ‘Shatterproof’ and ‘The Running Man’ that melodically swung with a pumping electronic heart. The Ultravox! classic ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ was also deployed to the delight of the crowd. With a lectern above his synth Foxx resembled a physics lecturer, a Roman senator or even a seasoned politician looking for a vote. Well, being this vibrant – and relevant – at his age he gets mine every time.

Ian Shirley

The Shape Of Things

The second John Foxx And The Maths album, The Shape Of Things was recorded and mixed at Benge’s studio in London. Like the debut album Interplay, it’s the sound of analogue synthesizers and drum machines – and on one track, feedbacking guitars played by Foxx himself. Although there’s a raw edge to the likes of ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Talk’, this album is arguably more reflective and emotional than Interplay. Though not overtly auto-biographical, there’s a sense of looking back over a life and exploring feelings of loss over opportunities and lovers missed; possible futures that will remain unlived.

This limited edition release of the album is in hard-back deluxe artwork by Interplay designer Jonathan Barnbrook and includes a bonus CD of remixes.

It’s available exclusively through the OFFICIAL STORE

The full tracklisting is as follows:

Disc One

01 Spirus

02 Rear-View Mirror

03 Talk

04 Psytron

05 September Town

06 Unrecognised

07 Modreno

08 Falling Away

09 Invisible Ray

10 Vapour Trails

11 Buddwing

12 Tides

13 Astoria

14 The Shadow Of His Former Self

Disc Two

01 Evergreen (Radio Mix)

02 Shatterproof (Wrangler Mix)

03 Where You End And I Begin (Featuring Tara Busch)

04 Summerland (Belbury Poly Mix)

05 The Good Shadow (Tim ‘Love’ Lee Mix)

06 Watching A Building On Fire (Grayed Out Mix)

07 Interplay (Grayed Out Mix)

08 Evergreen (Xeno & Oaklander Mix)

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Holmfirth and Sinners Day Cancelled

We’re very sorry to report that John Foxx and the Maths last two scheduled performances at Holmfirth and Sinners Day Belgium have been cancelled after John was hospitalised with a head injury. John sends his apologies to everyone but he’s been advised that it would not be sensible to play these shows.

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