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5.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic, 23 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Interplay (Audio CD)
Interplay is the first album from John Foxx and The Maths - a collaborative affair with synthesiser guru, Ben Edwards. After four years of instrumental and collaborative releases or compilations, Interplay sees a welcome return of John Foxx's often overlooked talents as a vocalist and lyricist.

Interplay opens with "Shatterproof", a dark and menacing affair. "Catwalk" boasts a typical Foxxien cinematic lyric. The upbeat "Evergreen", echoes early Depeche Mode, and provides a timely reminder of what a damn fine pop lyricist Foxx can be when he wants. "Watching a Building On Fire" features a duet with Ladytron vocalist Mira Aroy. One of the other many standout tracks is "Summerland", possibly the most addictive track on the album, with Foxx's harmonic vocals soaring out of your speakers during the chorus. "A Falling Star" is another key track and the most moving piece on the album.

Close followers of Foxx's work will find many of the lyrical themes reassuringly familiar, although musically, although Interplay is no nostalgia trip, bearing little resemblance to Foxx's previous work. At just 42 minutes in duration, Interplay is an ideal length and easily accessible. Analogue synths have never sounded so relevant, and this feast for the ears is testament to the longevity of these classic machines.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2011, 22:17:59 GMT
a23 says:
Your views mirror mine precisely.
No need for me to put a review in now!
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