X" on Vienna , their first album following Foxx's departure, Foxx was not credited. Metamatic spent seven weeks in the UK charts, peaking at The album was generally well received by critics and is still cited as his most influential solo release.
Its B-side was a non-album instrumental, "Film One". All these non-album tracks have appeared on various John Foxx compilations and reissues of Metamatic ; the CD version of the album also included "Young Love", a previously unreleased track recorded in A 'definitive' two-CD reissue of the album was released in September which was intended to bring together all the Metamatic -era material, plus previously unavailable tracks, onto one bonus CD.
Another re-mastered edition was released as a 3CD Deluxe Edition in This included fifteen instrumentals on disc three, as the new reissue project grew to forty-nine tracks across three CDs. The interview includes extracts from demos of No-One Driving , Touch and Go and Like A Miracle and an extended version of Plaza , together with some early experiments by Foxx with drum machines and analogue synthesisers and tracks retrieved from two tapes marked "music for film" and "instrumentals".
A second piece entitled Jane is also included. His vocals are oddly distant, like echoes, but the record has an honesty and directness that are quite affecting. In a Record Collector review of the reissue Ian Shirley concluded: "To be frank, however, Metamatic has not worn well.
The reissue received a positive review by Kieron Tyler: " Metamatic feels as much about melody as the then-current musical tools. The sounds and arrangements Foxx came up with were his own. Overall, Metamatic is poppy, romantic, and refracts the aura of concrete-filled urban environments and the power they exert.
Track listing as per the original vinyl issue but in new gatefold sleeve with artwork featuring rare images and reconstructions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oh, I like them — and I also really enjoyed working with the band, but that naked electronic thing was feeling urgent — I just had to get that working.
Speaking of prototypes — I think the band was responsible for a couple of generations worth of prototypes — there were really so many basic seeds sewn by us by that point. Inventive Britrock.
Was there any kind of legal challenge with this? Bit of a road accident really. All witnesses concussed. What inspired the song? Having a track on that magazine was a good thing and I could choose whatever I liked. He was the point the floodgates opened for the entire Brit electronic movement. Everyone has a lot to thank him for. As with most good things, it all began in Chorley. Huey and May then got a terraced house at the top of Corporation Street, were my Gran and uncles lived, so I saw them often.
Great bass and the music was changing, too. Then, when I came to London and formed the band, I found Chris Cross was from Tottenham, not far from Broadwater Farm, and he was a decent dub bass player too. At the other end of town, the Ladbroke Grove scene was also in full swing — big custom sound systems on the street.
Well foggy in there! Then, when I started work at Pathway studios in , a tiny eight-track place in North London, Gareth Jones and I heard lots of dub sessions. I was fascinated by that mixing technique of stripping everything right back to give one sound all the power.
In fact I chose the studio partly because it had a home-built desk that was especially good for punching sounds in and out and throwing effects on the sound live in the mix. That technique became part of our repertoire. Was it quite tricky get the synth bass to work the way you wanted with the ARP Odyssey back then? A Minimoog was best for bass. Much quicker, more vicious and more intuitive for me. Bang on Phil — you only need the one finger! Endlessly Single Version Musique Electron previously unreleased Screened as part of Brighton's Cine-City festival in late , the pair presented 'a film and sound seance manifesting J G Ballard neurones.
Mobilised by ultracolour and inframusic, anatomised hallucinogenetics and proximity psychopathagens. The soundtrack runs as a continuous piece of music in the first part of B-Movie including effects and links that relate to the film. The second half of the album features all the individual tracks plus 'Dashboard Melt' which Foxx recorded for the project but in the end didn't use.
Jonathan Barnbrook's stunning artwork for the album features new, Ballard-inspired images created by Karborn www. The Atrocity Catalogue Update 2. Geometry, Collision and Coincidence 3. Exit Strategy 4. Velocity Logic 5. Crash Course 6.
Obscene Chemistry 7. A Stray Ballardian Neurone 8. Disaster Series 9. Geometry, Collision and Coincidence Exit Strategy Velocity Logic Crash Course Obscene Chemistry A Stray Ballardian Neurone Disaster Series Dashboard Melt The Other Side.
Disc One : Metamatic. As these time machines whirr to silence, it's clear that Mr Foxx is still fantastic. The Wire 'Fresh and powerful.