John Foxx
Metamatic (2007 Remaster)
Label ©  Edsel
Release Year  1980
Length  1:36:40
Genre  Electronic
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  J-0089
Bitrate  192 Kbps
  Other  
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    Track Listing:
      CD1:
      1.  
      Plaza  
       3:56  
      2.  
      Hes A Liquid  
       3:03  
      3.  
      Underpass  
       3:57  
      4.  
      Metal Beat  
       3:02  
      5.  
      No One Driving  
       3:48  
      6.  
      New Kind Of Man  
       3:42  
      7.  
      Blurred Girl  
       4:19  
      8.  
      030  
       3:18  
      9.  
      Tidal Wave  
       4:17  
      10.  
      Touch & Go  
       5:40  
      CD2:
      1.  
      Film One (Underpass 7In Bside)  
       4:03  
      2.  
      This City (No One Driving Double 7In)  
       3:07  
      3.  
      To Be With You (Unissued)  
       4:24  
      4.  
      Cinemascope (Unissued)  
       3:27  
      5.  
      Burning Car (Burning Car 7In Aside)  
       3:16  
      6.  
      Glimmer (No One Driving 7In Bside)  
       3:38  
      7.  
      Mr No (No One Driving Double 7In)  
       3:18  
      8.  
      Young Love (Outtake)  
       3:10  
      9.  
      20Th Century (Burning Car 7In Bside)  
       3:08  
      10.  
      My Face (7In Flexi Smash Hits Zine)  
       3:21  
      11.  
      Like A Miracle [Alt Version]  
       3:56  
      12.  
      A New Kind Of Man [Alt Version]  
       4:32  
      13.  
      Hes A Liquid [Alt Version] (Underpass 12In Promo Bside)  
       3:00  
      14.  
      Miles Away (Miles Away 7In Aside)  
       3:20  
      15.  
      A Long Time (Miles Away 7In Bside)  
       3:50  
      16.  
      Swimmer (Dancing Like A Gun 7In Bside)  
       4:08  
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      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.

      Bonus disc features five previously unreleased tracks (To Be With You, Cinemascope and alternative versions of Like A Miracle, A New Kind Of Man and He's A Liquid). To Be With You and Cinemascope are made of sampled and re-assembled ideas and fragments found on cassette using only analogue gear.
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