March 30, 2020

John Foxx - Metamatic (Deluxe Edition) (2007)

*Reissued in 2007 by Edsel Records 
with an additional disc containing 13 bonus tracks. 
Features remastered audio.
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Synth Pop
Label Number: EDSD 2013

© 1980-2007 Edsel Records
AllMusic Review by John Bush
Foxx's solo debut after leaving Ultravox!, Metamatic, achieves the same emotional transcendence as his previous group's early highlight, Systems of Romance, despite a new reliance not just on synthesizers, but on a musical framework dependent on them. On Metamatic, Foxx cultivates a curious air of disinterest that never seems truly bored, but is much more extreme than even his unarguably distant vocal style for Ultravox!. It holds up as one of the peaks of the early-'80s fascination with emotionless, Kraftwerk-inspired synth pop.

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