John Foxx is an under appreciated talent. After moving from the proper Ultravox! (before it converted into electro pop), John Foxx produced the superb Metamatic.
The Garden is far removed from the stark, bleak, electronic sound of Metamatic. Having stuck the stake in the ground from which the likes of Gary Numan had to aspire to, Foxx's second solo album is more thoughtful, rich in texture with a tendancy towards the sound of proper Ultravox!. I had waited along time to hear something as monumentally good as Hiroshima Mon Amour and eventually came The Garden.
There are some excellent songs on here but nothing stands out as much as the title track, The Garden. Beautifully orchestrated synthesiser sounds that evoke great atmosphere, this 7 minute track alone should be enough to make people buy the album.
If you had this on vinyl, get it now on CD - it sounds even better.
If you have never ventured into the world of John Foxx, treat yourself and do so with this album.