Walk / John Foxx And The Maths / Macoto Tezka / 2016

Walk / John Foxx And The Maths / Macoto Tezka / 2016


Footnotes

[...] 'Walk' has the enervating alienation that is characteristic of Foxx's finest work, casting him as an urban flaneur cruising the modern landscape, dispassionate in dystopia. This is Iggy's 'The Passenger' without the directionless apathy; Foxx "walks," his deliberate forward movement a small but decisive existential act, the one positive, human choice he has left. ➡︎

We’re lured back here on Evidence’s “Walk” by the gentle but irresistible gravitational pull of an undulating bass that makes us feel as if we’re gliding down avenues and riverside terraces. The track is a reminder that, for Foxx, the process of walking through cities has always offered psychedelic possibilities. In the city, the opportunity to shuck off old habits, to experiment with new personas, is always there, should we walk down an unfamiliar street, or start up a conversation with the right kind of stranger. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Reviews: John Foxx & The Maths - Evidence / Ben Graham / The Quietus / 2013

◼︎ Psychedelic Urbanism: Mark Fisher recommends John Foxx And The Maths' Evidence / Mark Fisher / Electronic Beats / 2013


Urban Isolation / Russell Houghten / 2014

Urban Isolation / Russell Houghten / 2014

Iro / Oko Ebombo / 2016

Iro / Oko Ebombo / 2016