In the predawn hours I received a notice from Electronic Sound magazine which will often bundle a CD or 7″ single with their fine publication. This is another one of their John Foxx oriented issues and as the John Foxx + The Maths album “Howl” awaits us on May 15, this will whet our appetite for more. The magazine features a cover story on the new album with 12 pages of coverage that made this issue a must have. The magazine had interviews with Foxx, Benge, Hannah Peel and Robin Simon; the full complement of Maths for the album.
Then the issue also comes in a 7″ bundle with exclusive John Foxx + The Maths 7″ wax with a blue vinyl 7″ edit of “Howl” [previously a DL on Bandcamp] b/w “Last Time I Saw You” also from the “Howl” album. That drives the price from the £6.99 for the mag to £11.99 for both. I’ve already ordered my copy. Experience tells me that these bundles usually sell out within 24-48 hours of the email that goes out to “subscribers” so if you would like this in your home, you know what to do, but do it fast. They managed to get me to spend money on something other than food in this period, so what can I say? I’m weak. Especially since I have not yet pre-ordered the actual album!
Though the world revolves around John Foxx [if you’re me] there are other fine features in the magazine. There’s an interview with The Eno Brothers who have recently collaborated on “Mixing Colours,” a new album of ambience. The thoughts of Hans-Joachim Roedelius, who has his autobiography now translated into English! [memo to self: get that one] Then Terri Nunn added a recounting of the recording of a seminal Berlin track. If you are of a Foxxish disposition, you know what you have to do right now.
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