John Foxx & The Maths - Interplay (4 stars)

John Foxx & The Maths - Interplay

Cold synth masterpiece from the electro-pop pioneer

(Metamatic Records)

Now a real-life silver Foxx, the pushing-60 electro-pop/clash pioneer and former vocalist with Ultravox before Midge Ure made them rubbish might just have found his time.

This retro-future compendium of detached, dystopian analogue-synth ditties enabled with collaborator Ben ‘Benge’ Edwards was originally released in March this year, and while the two extra tracks on this special tour edition don’t really constitute a new album, neither do they take away from the ice-cool, machine-age sexiness of an appositely warm revisitation to a sound designed for serious young men to suck their cheekbones in to while standing on their own in neon-lit nightclubs watching women dance.

YouTube: John Foxx & The Maths - Running Man (2011)

John Foxx & The Maths

Synth pop and electronica from former Ultravox vocalist John Foxx.

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1. Balboa29 May 2012, 12:15am Report

I love how people constantly take jabs at Midge ure. How the hell are they rubbish with him as the front man? "Vienna" and "Rage In Eden" are just as experimental and cutting edge as, "Ha! Ha! Ha!" "Ultravox!" and especially "Systems of Romance." Quartet and Lament were also phenomenal. I get so sick of the elitism and pompous attitudes toward Midge ure.

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