Want List: John Foxx + Steve D’Agostino – Evidence Of Time Travel

Metamatic | UK | CD/LP | 2014

Metamatic | UK | CD | 2014

John Foxx + Steve D’Agostino: Evidence Of Time Travel UK CD [2014]

  1. The Forbidden Experiment
  2. Evidence Of Time Travel
  3. Who Can Resist A Twisted Kiss
  4. Rhapsody In Flames
  5. A Blurred Line Of Fiction
  6. Impenetrable Inevitable
  7. Surgical Precision
  8. The Tearing Sound Of Smiling
  9. Momentary Miracles
  10. Collision Architecture
  11. Empty Clothing Blows Across A Beach

Like a cyber-rabbit packed full of biotronic batteries, John Foxx shows no signs of slowing down. His last album, which I didn’t even get a chance to mention, much less purchase [“B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica)”], was released in April, when I was hip deep in Moogfest. It’s four months later, so I suppose it was time for his latest project to queue in the release chutes. This time it’s another album with Steve D’Agostino, who had previously collaborated with Foxx on the “A Secret Life” album recorded with Steve [JAPAN] Jansen back in 2009 [and not yet in the Record Cell], as well as the aforementioned “B-Movie” album. 

The new one is Foxx is hard science fiction mode with promised drum machines and analogue synths investigating glitches in the fabric of time and space. At this rate, I suppose it’s only a matter of time before the BBC taps Foxx to next star in Doctor Who! [Scooped you there, chasinvictoria!] “Evidence of Time Travel” features design by Foxx’s scion, Karborn, with the steadfast Jonathan Barnbrook art directing it all and will be released on CD/DL/and an LP edition of 500. The project will be issued on October 4th, and can be pre-ordered here.

Then, just to make the release extra special, Foxx and D’Agostino will be playing a single concert for the album at the British Film Institute on Friday, November 21st, 2014. Tickets will go on sale for BFI members on the 7th of October with general public tickets on sale a week later. No, I won’t be there. This will yet another Foxx event that passes me by. I need to reach a place where I can one day attend on of these while they are still happening! But it’s hard enough just keeping up with the diligent Foxx’s plethora of releases much less factoring in international travel. On my budget, neither is happening right now. Memo to self: I need to make a Foxx checklist of releases missing from the Record Cell. That’s a tall order, right there.

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4 Responses to Want List: John Foxx + Steve D’Agostino – Evidence Of Time Travel

  1. echorich says:

    BVN has some of the most straightforward synthpop Foxx has released in years. Crash Course is simply entrancing! Interesting that Foxx himself seems to be mixing up his work and releases. Dashboard melt was recorded for BVN but didn’t seem to fit and The Other Side which is meant to be on Foxx’s 2015 release did make the soundtrack because it did seem to fit.
    There are parts of BVN that harken back to the early 80’s when Foxx was one of only a few artists ahead of the synth curve.
    Evidence of Time Travel promises to be more explorations in this musical vein, but from the teaser that’s out there it seems even darker and more spacey.

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  2. Dammit Monk … you’re right! Probably the only news that would make me more excited than my pleasure over the casting of Peter Capaldi would be Foxx taking on the role (now that Bowie is sadly too old!). Or maybe if (current composer) Murray Gold ever decides to move on … yeah, John Foxx providing music for Doctor Who … oh my giddy aunt!

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      chasinvictoria – Bowie. Too old??!! I never thought I’d see those words issue from your fingertips! Besides, Foxx is only a year his junior! They’re peers. But I’ve got to hand it to you. If anyone could sort out the Who theme, and make it work in a contemporary version, it would be Foxx! But if they asked him, I suspect he would decline, citing the original as unassailable. And he’d be right.

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