John Foxx, founding member of Ultravox, and experimental electronic musician Ben ‘Benge’ Edwards have announced their new John Foxx and the Maths album will be released on March 19th. “The Shape Of Things” follows from their acclaimed 2011 album “Interplay”, and will be accompanied by shows in Brighton and Belgium.
Benge has a well documented passion for hardware – his album and book “Twenty Systems” documents the evolution of the synth over two decades – which perfectly complements the preoccupations of Foxx’s dystopian lyrics and spectacular vocals. Foxx says of this album that his lyrics “explore feelings of loss over opportunities and lovers missed – possible futures that remain unlived.” Accompanying them on their live dates are Hannah Peel (keyboards, violin) and Serafina Steer (keyboards, bass).
The Shape of Things will be released on Foxx’s own label, Metamatic, on March 19th.