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B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica)
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CD

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8/21/2015

2014 release. John Foxx's solo instrumental album was recorded and assembled for a cut-up/collage movie by John Foxx and visual artist Karborn, inspired by the themes, influence, and text of British novelist J. G. Ballard. Screened as part of Brighton's Cine-City festival in late 2012, the pair described the work as "a film and sound seance manifesting J G Ballard neurones. Mobilised by ultracolour and inframusic, anatomised hallucinogenetics and proximity psychopathagens." The montage movie -- often beautiful and surreal in its collision of images -- can be viewed online at hyperballard.com or on Vimeo (vimeo.com/95105838). The album features two collaborations -- "Geometry, Collision and Coincidence" with Benge from John Foxx and the Maths, and "Disaster Series," which was co-written with Steve D'Agostino. All the music is exclusive to this soundtrack except "The Other Side," an extract from John Foxx's as-yet-unreleased Electricity & Ghosts album which just happened to fit with the visuals. The soundtrack runs as a continuous piece of music in the first part of B-Movie including effects and links that relate to the film. The second half of the album features all the individual tracks plus "Dashboard Melt," which Foxx recorded for the project but in the end didn't use. Jonathan Barnbrook's stunning artwork for the album features Ballard-inspired images created by Karborn.