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John Foxx
Metamatic (Deluxe)

John Foxx left Ultravox to be replaced as singer by Midge Ure. Metamatic, originally released in 1980, was his first solo effort. Whilst sticking with electronic music, Foxx eschwed the soft synth convention of Ultravox to create a harder-edged, less commercial sound. This 3-CD reissue comes in a clamshell case with 6 art cards and a 40 page booklet. For the uninitiated, fans of Gary Numan et al should check this out.

John Foxx and The Maths
The Machine

This is a specially composed soundtrack for an adaptation of EM Forster's short story The Machine Stops which explores our increasingly complex relationship with technology. This eerie and evocative score was composed by electronic music veteran John Foxx working along side Benge. Artwork is by the people responsible for the sleeve design on David Bowie's Blackstar and The Next Day albums. 

Various
He's A Liquid

Extremely limited vinyl 12” compilation from Metamatic records. This EP collects various covers of songs from John Foxx’x Metamatic album, all by artists he loved. The tunes on He’s A Liquid are diverse, but they’re all indebted to Foxx’s abrasive and melancholic approach to synth-pop.

John Foxx
The Virgin Years (1980 - 1985)

This 5CD box set covers the 4 albums John Foxx released between 1980 - 1985 - Metamatic, The Garden, The Golden Section & In Mysterious Ways - plus B-sides and out-takes from the sessions which have been added as bonus tracks after each original album, and on a fifth CD, Fusion/Fission. The Virgin Years includes a new analogue master of Metamatic , along with re-masters of the B-sides - 'This City', 'Film One' etc. The black box also houses five postcards with the artwork for the singles 'Underpass', 'No-One Driving', 'Europe After The Rain', 'Endlessly' and 'Stars On Fire'.
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