John Foxx & Louis Gordon – Crash And Burn

New album from ex-Ultravox man and associate

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The ’80s revival has already given Gary Numan’s career a kick in the ARP, so it’s only fair that Gazza’s original inspiration should get another pop of the cherry. John Foxx’s enigmatic electro has always been a little too dark, a little too knowing for a mass pop audience, but with Crash And Burn he slots alongside the cultish likes of Miss Kittin and Khan with remarkable ease. The title track and “Sex Video”, for example, are as twisted and cruel as anything Adult. have attempted, while “Dust And Light” exudes a barely controlled hysteria that’s reminiscent of Model 500’s techno classic “No UFOs”. Not content with merely being ‘relevant’, Foxx is still capable of being very good indeed.


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