Sunday, May 29, 2011

Song of the day

"Evergreen", by John Foxx And The Maths.

In which John Foxx, who has been quietly making records for much of the time since he disappeared from the scene in the mid-80s, teams up with a guy calling himself Benge (not to be confused with the similarly named Benga, dubstep artist; nor, presumably, with Mrs Robert Wyatt), who seems to have accumulated an arsenal of what would appear to be called "vintage" analog synths, and produced an album that sits quite nicely, in terms of mood and, uh, aesthetic as much as actual sounds (and how gorgeous those actual sounds are), between "Metamatic"'s steely futuristic pop and the lush maximalism of "The Garden". Rejoice.