PAUL DALEY (LEFTFIELD):‘John Foxx was an idea for vocals I had for the second Leftfield album but this never happened. I’ve always respected and liked his approach and attitude – the quietman from another dimension bending sounds from the 23rd century underneath cinematic sci-fi future vocals while keeping his distance from the brashness of pop culture and celebrity. Afrika Bambaataa is a big fan too.’
JUNIOR BOYS: ‘I have never felt that there was a music that reached into my unconscious quite like John Foxx’s.’
John Foxx And The Maths are playing two shows in September – a warm-up at Cargo in London, followed by their festival appearance at Bestival the following day.
They are also set to release their Analogue Circuit DVD and CD, filmed and recorded at their headline Roundhouse show back in 2010. Evidence, a new mini-album of new material, remixes and collaborations is also set for September.
CLINT MANSELL (COMPOSER OF BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER AND MOON SOUNDTRACKS): ‘John’s music, both with Ultravox and solo, is built for the Internet. It’s technology manipulated by man. Man & machine in perfect harmony! Consistent quality output. The new album Interplay is a great record. Vibrant.’
GARY NUMAN: ‘I was a big fan of John Foxx when he was in Ultravox in the late 70s. Ultravox were like the blueprint for what I was trying to do in the early years and John Foxx was my hero. I thought he was a fantastic, enigmatic front man. I really loved what he did. To see him still going strong today, and putting out great music is good to see. John was a true pioneer and seems as passionate today as he was then about his music. I have a huge amount of respect for him.’
Meanwhile their spring 2012 album The Shape Of Things continues to receive fantastic reviews:
‘Perfect synth pop.’ 5/5 Artrocker (Album of The Month)
‘The Shape of Things is consistently absorbing, as good as any of
Foxx’s early-80s benchmarks.’ 4/5 Mojo
‘Foxx has rediscovered his musical touch. It’s the man who triumphs over the
machines.’ Q Magazine
‘He has never seemed so relevant, nor sounded so modern, as he does in 2012.
The Shape Of Things is, by some margin, Foxx’s best album since Metamatic. ‘
‘The Shape Of Things is an absolute triumph.’ 4/5 FACT Magazine