January 21, 2023

Clan of Xymox - Medusa (2007 Remastered Edition)

Reissued and remastered in 2007 by 4AD
Contains 13 tracks total.
Country: Netherlands
Language: English
Genre: Synth Pop
Label Number: GAD 613 CD

 © 1986-2007 4AD
Clan of Xymox's second full album (not counting the rudimentary debut EP) is a distinct improvement on the Dutch band's earlier work, and indeed is probably the group's career high point. However, the band's fatal flaws remain clear throughout the album: although these songs are superficially attractive in a goth-dance sort of way, there's little in the way of depth or substance here, and on closer listen, one realizes that the best parts of these songs sounded even better when they appeared on earlier albums by Depeche ModeXmal DeutschlandPropaganda, and Bauhaus. The album's high point by far is the proto-acid house "Michelle," which has the dreamy neo-psychedelic textures of Psychic TV's "Godstar" or mid-period Siouxsie and the Banshees. 

 tags: clan of xymox, medusa, 1986, 2007, remaster, flac,


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