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Rhapsody
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CD

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META 033CD META 033CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/21/2015

2013 release. John Foxx and the Maths' fourth album of analog synthesizer music, Rhapsody, was recorded live in November 2011 at The Maths' MemeTune Studios. It's the sound of a multi-talented band playing electronic music together, featuring John Foxx (vocals and keyboards), Benge (percussion and keyboards), Hannah Peel (violin and keyboards), and Serafina Steer (bass and keyboards). The tracks range from tracks from John Foxx and the Maths' 2011 debut album Interplay (META 028CD/LP) through to "The Shadow of His Former Self" from their follow-up The Shape of Things (META 029CD/LP) via classics from John Foxx's Metamatic era, including "Burning Car" and "He's a Liquid." John Foxx has been experimenting with electronics since the 1970s when he worked with the likes of Brian Eno and legendary Krautrock producer Conny Plank in the original lineup of Ultravox!. Described by Duran Duran as "the Velvet Underground of our generation," early Ultravox! had a massive influence on the generation of acts that followed including Gary Numan and Simple Minds. John Foxx's solo material, starting with 1980's Metamatic album, has been namechecked as an influence by everyone from Aphex Twin to Leftfield and Afrika Bambaataa to The Orb, as well as by electronic acts such as The Soft Moon, Gazelle Twin, and Matthew Dear. In 2013, John Foxx released the European Splendour EP (SGR 024CD/EP) with Jori Hulkkonen, which features a remix by David Lynch, and followed that up with Empty Avenues with Belbury Circle on the Ghost Box label. Four albums in, his John Foxx and the Maths project with analog synth specialist Benge is arguably the most successful of his career so far. Features 10 tracks recorded live at Benge's MemeTune Studios in November 2011. Rich, analog synthesizers mixed with violin and bass, this album captures forward-looking electronic music being played live by a band.