JOHN FOXX has announced a new project, Ghost Harmonic, in partnership with Benge (his collaborator in John Foxx And The Maths) and violinist Diana Yukawa.
The first release from the new collaboration will be 'Codex', a five-track album that sets out to explore the combination of Yukawa's acoustic violin sounds with the experimental electronic sounds more associated with Foxx and Benge.
‘It was fairly open,’ says John Foxx, ‘but I guess the underlying intention was we all wanted to see what might happen when a classically trained musician engaged with some of the possibilities a modern recording studio can offer – eg multi-tracking, vast notional spaces, long echoes, looping, retuning, layering, synthesisers, sound effects, vintage and cheap equipment etc. Also we wanted to improvise, since that seldom happens in the classical world. Bach wouldn’t take any student who couldn’t improvise over a given theme but things seem to have gone in reverse since then. Diana was a welcome revelation after all that. She picked up themes immediately and took them off in all directions. Very exhilarating.’
'Codex' will be released on May 25th via Foxx's Metamatic label and more details are available at the GHOST HARMONIC website.