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5.0 out of 5 stars A Blast from the Past, 22 May 2009
This review is from: My Lost City (Audio CD)
This fantastic new album by electro-pioneer John Foxx feels incredibly personal to me, and brings back wonderful memories of interviewing John at the East London studio where he recorded this back in the mid Eighties. In fact, I like to imagine he broke off from recording these very tracks to do the interview and subsequent photo shoot.

Listening to tracks such as 'Holywell Lane', 'Just Passing Through', and 'Barbican Brakhage' feels just like I'm time travelling back to the very point these pieces of music were born. But this collection still has a contemporary feel to it, as if it had just been recorded. I'm more of a fan of John's recent releases with Louis Gordon such as 'Crash and Burn', 'From Trash' and the extraordinary 'Sideways' than, say, the more reflective instrumental ones like the 'Cathedral Oceans' series and 'Tiny Colour Movies', but 'My Lost City' has a lot more depth to it than those others. This represents MY Lost City...indeed it is also my lost past.

John has to be the most creative guy around at the moment, and he is at his most prolific by way of releasing material after a hiatus in the '90s. And he seems to be getting better and better. He writes wonderfully about this release in his quietman blog, "Electricity and Ghosts - the story behind My Lost City".

Thanks for re-discovering this John!
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Showing 1-5 of 5 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 10 Feb 2010 15:01:30 GMT
Grey'um says:
Yeah yeah, posting a "review" of an album 10 months prior to release... Wrong on several accounts, legal or otherwise.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2010 22:53:45 GMT
Justin says:
Get your facts right before questioning the "legality" of this review, this album was released in February 2009!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2010 16:27:17 BDT
Grey'um says:
Wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Sep 2010 17:20:14 BDT
Plantlife says:
Discogs says it was released on 26th February 2009.

Posted on 21 Oct 2010 15:14:33 BDT
Glenn Austin says:
I can assure 'Grey'um' that I reviewed this after its release (how else would I be able to review it before I had it????).
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