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John certainly wears his heart on his sleeve for this one and his Kraftwerk influence/aspirations come to the fore. The thing is though, and don't tell the Dynamic Duo from Dusseldorf, this album is a hell of a lot better than Tour De France Soundtracks which came out in the same year. All the usual Foxx elements are there, tales of the city and the loneliness of living in one.
There are some incredible tracks here, highlights for me are Cities Of Light, Night Life and the incredible Camera. He does have his tongue firmly in his cheek for Invisible Women, which certainly bears a passing resemblance to Underpass, but doesn't deserve the hysteria from other reviewers.
This album is remarkable, personal and minimal.
The original album is an interesting shift from Foxx of old to the more industrial sounds of "Crash & Burn" and "From Trash", all with Louis Gordon ably assisting. As it was only released in 2002 it was already well-mastered, ofcourse (John would not allow anything shoddy to come out with his name on it).
So, the 2-CD expanded version offers us a 2009 'version' of the album (a tad longer) and the 'original' release plus 2 extra tracks from the time. The 2009 version includes 4 alternative mixes in its 11 tracks, and the write-ups indicate John remixed the album himself. I'm not sure what I was therefore expecting, but I am a bit disappointed that aside from the 4 different tracks mixes listed the rest of the album sounds, ahem, identical to the original release.
Oddly the original was digitally mastered at Serendipity studios by their named engineer, whereas it appears all the material has been mastered (again) by someone else at a completely different studio. As such this makes it very dificult to spot any differences John may have applied, when compared to the original Metamatic release.
Maybe its just the mastering that's different, as I have carefully listened to 2 faves ("Funny Thing" and "Falling Room") and have yet to spot any differences in the overall mix quality. I'm hoping someone else can spot, and review, some!Read more ›
The present two-disc release is a curious choice - the two discs don't differ by much. But the content throughout is top quality, and this is a good place to start with Foxx and Gordon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2 disc set
from what i can make out the first disc is a 2009 remix of the 2002 album and is basically a smoothed over mix with added bass . Read more
What I've found with John Foxx's work since re-establishing himself is that his music and songs (apart from the "Catherdal Oceans" series) are basically to please his fans from the... Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2009 by P. Long
what all the other 5 star raters have said...&....I should have bought this in 2002, its a classic!!!! Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2008 by Muzik Non-Stop
John Foxx is one of music's best kept secrets. Anyone listening to this album will struggle to understand why. Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2007 by Mike G
the pleasures of electricity says it all.where metamatic was a scene of a distant metal future,the pleasure of electricity seems more closer.it must be listened to as a whole. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2002 by lee prosper
John Foxx has made some incredibly innovative albums. This isn't one of them. The addition of Louis Gordon to the mix seems to have had an adverse affect on his musical output. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2002 by Sean