DF Concerts presents
Sun 23 Oct 2011 | 7pm | £20 + bf
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John Foxx (ex-Ultravox) plays the Arches, Glasgow on Sunday 23rd October.
Best known for his 2008 album Twenty Systems, described by Brian Eno as “a brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music”, John Foxx released his debut album as John Foxx And The Maths in March this year. A collaboration between John Foxx and electronic composer and synthesizer collector Benge (Ben Edwards), Interplay is based around the waves, frequencies and vibrations of analogue synthesizers, with many of the tracks starting with an electronic rhythm from a 1960s Moog system built into Benge’s studio.
For this gig, Foxx and Benge will be performing tracks from the album, plus a selection of early Ultravox material (with Robin Simon on guitar) and material from Foxx’s dark electro classic Metamatic.
Support comes from Tara Busch, the experimental American producer, musician and score composer influenced by Delia Derbyshire, Brian Wilson and Bob Moog.
Critical acclaim for the new John Foxx And The Maths album Interplay, out now on Metamatic Records:
‘Foxx is still sounding relevant’ **** ARTROCKER
‘A masterclass’ **** NEWS OF THE WORLD
‘One of the finest electronic records you’ll hear in 2011’ THE QUIETUS
‘Meeting of synth-fetishists is a triumph’ **** MOJO
‘Foxx has released an album which equals the high points of his rich back catalogue’ BBC.CO.UK
‘One of the most enlightened synth records in years’ **** THE STOOL PIGEON
‘A great album’ **** RECORD COLLECTOR
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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