John Foxx – Film One (1980)

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Bonus from his 1980 debut solo album Metamatic. It was his first solo album following his split with Ultravox the previous year. A departure from the textured mix of synthesizers and conventional instruments on Systems of Romance, his last album with the band, Metamatic’s hard-edged electronica was more akin to Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine (1978), Gary Numan’s The Pleasure Principle (1979), and early Human League. The name ‘Metamatic’ comes from a painting machine by kinetic artist Jean Tinguely, first exhibited at the Paris Biennial in 1959.

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