6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A seminal work by a true pioneer,
By A Customer
This review is from: Metamatic...Plus (Audio CD)
I already have this record on vinyl and have spent ages looking for a CD edition, since Metamatic is simply one of the best albums I have ever bought. Standout tracks such as 'He's A Liquid', 'Underpass', 'A New Kind Of Man' and 'Plaza' all blend the beautiful, alien and minimal electronics of early analogue synths against the often harsh and repetitive drum patterns and beats that drive the songs forward. The lyrics are often abstract and delivered with Foxx's distinctive voice, effortlessly weaving themselves into the sparse but inventive electronics. This album has been quite influential on modern day electronic musicians as a result.
One of the most frustrating aspects of being a fan of John Foxx is that his solo albums are so hard to come by; Metamatic was the first John Foxx album I bought, and as such I had no idea what it would sound like. I was not disappointed. Highly recommended for fans of uniquely striking and innovative electronic music.