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16/04/2015 : JOHN FOXX - London Overgrown

JOHN FOXX

London Overgrown

MusicCD
Electronics

[80/100]   

Metamatic
16/04/2015, Paul PLEDGER

After a handful of explorative synth-pop albums with Benge (as The Maths) and various collaborative flurries with the likes of Steve D'Agostino, Robin Guthrie and Karborn, electronica's elder statesman John Foxx delivers a truly solo album.

Comprising a musical blueprint that mirrors his earlier Cathedral Oceans project, both audibly and visually (the Jonathan Barnbrook sleeve marries eerie ivy-clad buildings with a stark font), London Overgrown again demonstrates Foxx's fascination with cities, memories and how both become entwined throughout time. Track titles become somewhat irrelevant as the album progresses - this is a collection of drift music that tends to morph into one lengthy symphony when listened to in one sitting. In fact you needn't pin any piece to urban landscapes - for example, the swirling title-track could easily soundtrack Hebridean solitude or a driving through Mohave ghost-towns.

An element of previous collaborator Harold Budd creeps into the likes of Imaginary Music and Often Now, I Wake, two sorrowful blissed-out ambient soundscapes that forge a greater bond between listener and artist than the more heavily-orchestrated/synthesized pieces on offer. But then that's the beauty of a Foxx instrumental - it can portray whatever situation or circumstance your imagination or memory can conjure up.

London Overgrown is understated, rhapsodic and beautiful.

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
16/04/2015


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