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Cathedral Oceans
John Foxx
Cathedral Oceans
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

1995 solo album by Ultravox's original vocalist/ keyboardist, a mixture of instrumental ambient music that he's been developing since 1983. 11 tracks.

      
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All Artists: John Foxx
Title: Cathedral Oceans
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metamatic UK
Original Release Date: 4/21/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/2/2002
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 614688000124, 766482811120

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Album Description
1995 solo album by Ultravox's original vocalist/ keyboardist, a mixture of instrumental ambient music that he's been developing since 1983. 11 tracks.
 

CD Reviews

An excellent ambient album by Mr John Foxx
11/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't judge this CD by John Foxx's background in the pop/rock business. This is totally different, an ambient album, the same genre as Brian Eno, Harold Budd and Steve Roach. Foxx gives a special thanks to Mr Harold Budd, so it seems like he's been involved in some way (the text doesn't explain how). The album has similarities with Eno, Budd and Roach, but at the same time Foxx creates his own sound using his unique voice, often processed by large hall/cathedral reverbs. They're sometimes played backwards, which creates a haunting mood. This is an excellent album for people who like ambient. If you enjoy the works of Eno and Budd, then get this album. You won't regret it."
Spacious and ambient
07/11/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ignore the "What the critics say" stuff above - that's referring to Foxx's other album from 1997, _Shifting City_, which wasn't released in the US. _Cathedral Oceans_ is a very different beast, drifting yet grandiose "architectural music", composed from layers of lush synths, natural sounds (birds, etc) and Foxx's own voice heavily layered in a manner reminiscent of Gregorian chant. Closest thing in his past work is the title track of "The Garden", although this doesn't have regular vocals. In the right setting, this album is very impressive indeed."
Excellent
NORDOX (http://www.mp3.com/nordox) | London | 01/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is amazing, its nothing like the 'normal' music John Foxx plays and produces. When I met him on the 21st of Jan, 2003 he said that this was his proudest moment in his musical career, becayse it was very personal. I saw pictures slowly moving on a glass screen with this album playing = amazing."