PRICE: $16.50
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
A Secret Life
FORMAT
CD

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META 022CD META 022CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/21/2015

2009 release. Having met during their live performances in Brighton with Harold Budd in May 2005, John Foxx invited Steve Jansen (ex-Japan) to record tam-tams (gongs) for a potential collaborative release. The dark tones of the tam-tams created a bed for atmospherics and acoustic piano work to be added. Due to various other commitments, the release seemed to be shelved until Steve D'Agostino (Single Cycle Reorder) took the initiative and completed the work. Since Japan disbanded in the early '80s, Steve Jansen has worked with his former bandmates Richard Barbieri (five studio albums between 1985 and 1996 for Virgin Records), Mick Karn, and his brother David Sylvian, although only together as Rain Tree Crow in 1990. He's also enjoyed a long-term co-writing/recording/touring relationship with Yukihiro Takahashi, including the 2009 album Page By Page. In 2005 he formed Nine Horses with David Sylvian and released Snow Borne Sorrow; the duo also worked together on Steve Jansen's 2007 solo album, Slope. John Foxx has been name-checked as an influence by everyone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the Klaxons; he has also been experimenting as a film-maker (with a pioneering video for LFO's 1991 hit "LFO" and performances of his 2006 Super 8 project Tiny Colour Movies in Melbourne, London, and Barcelona), artist (with exhibitions in London and New York and the use of his images on the covers of books by Anthony Burgess and Salman Rushdie), and musician, and he's also developing a growing international reputation as a writer -- in 2009 he headlined a major literature festival where he read extracts from his unfinished novel The Quiet Man.