John Foxx 'B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica)'
John Foxx's new solo instrumental album was recorded and assembled for a cut-up/collage movie by Foxx and visual artist Karborn, inspired by the themes, influence and text of British writer J G Ballard. Screened as part of Brighton's Cine-City festival in late 2012, the pair presented 'a film and sound seance manifesting J G Ballard neurones. Mobilised by ultracolour and inframusic, anatomised hallucinogenetics and proximity psychopathagens.
’ The montage movie – often beautiful and surreal in its collision of images - can be viewed online at www.hyperballard.com or on Vimeo (www.vimeo.com/95105838 ) The album features two collaborations - 'Geometry, Collision And Coincidence' with Benge from John Foxx And The Maths, and 'Disaster Series', which was co-written with Steve D'Agostino.
All the music is exclusive to this soundtrack except 'The Other Side', an extract from the forthcoming Electricity & Ghosts album (due for release in 2015), which just happened to fit with the visuals. The soundtrack runs as a continuous piece of music in the first part of B-Movie including effects and links that relate to the film.
The second half of the album features all the individual tracks plus 'Dashboard Melt' which Foxx recorded for the project but in the end didn't use. Jonathan Barnbrook's stunning artwork for the album features new, Ballard-inspired images created by Karborn (www.karborn.com).
www.hyperballard.com www.metamatic.com B-Movie (Ballardian Video Neuronica)
1. The Atrocity Catalogue Update
2. Geometry, Collision and Coincidence
3. Exit Strategy
4. Velocity Logic
5. Crash Course
6. Obscene Chemistry
7. A Stray Ballardian Neurone
8. Disaster Series
9. The Other Side
Ballardian Video Neuronica:
10. Geometry, Collision and Coincidence
11. Exit Strategy
12. Velocity Logic
13. Crash Course
14. Obscene Chemistry
15. A Stray Ballardian Neurone
16. Disaster Series
17. Dashboard Melt
18. The Other Side