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Medusa
Xymox
Medusa
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered reissue of the Dutch alternative act's 1986 & second album for 4AD. Equally as rewarding as their label debut, it contains the original album's 10 tracks, plus three tracks on CD for the first time ev...  more »

      
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All Artists: Xymox
Title: Medusa
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: 4ad / Ada
Original Release Date: 1/1/1986
Re-Release Date: 3/23/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Goth & Industrial, British Alternative, Europe, Continental Europe, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 652637061321, 5014436613029

Synopsis

Album Description
Digitally remastered reissue of the Dutch alternative act's 1986 & second album for 4AD. Equally as rewarding as their label debut, it contains the original album's 10 tracks, plus three tracks on CD for the first time ever, all of the cuts from their final 4AD release, the 1987 'Blind Hearts' 12 inch EP. Bonus tracks are 'Blind Hearts', 'A Million Things' & 'Scum'. 13 tracks total. 1999 release. NOTE: the versions of 'Blind Hearts' & 'A Million Things' are different than those that appeared on their 1989 album 'Twist Of Shadows'.

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CD Reviews

A Mysterious journey
A. Griffiths | London | 05/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Clan of Xymox never made the big time in the UK Goth scene, but this is a superb album, full of haunting atmosphere and gloom, but without the usual cliched references to graveyards and blood that can make Goth pop sound so adolescent. As a result, the album has not dated at all, the songs are beautifully produced, with dark and forbidding crescendos in the fast numbers, and elegaic melancholy in the slow tracks. The production is refreshingly danceable, especially the title track, without the distortion and noisy guitars favoured by other bands of this type. The inclusion of the last 4AD produced ep songs( A Million Things and Blind Hearts) as bonus tracks make this an excellent purchase, as these versions are far superior to the watered down remixes that appear on "Twist Of Shadows""
Surprise
SystemStructure | town, WA United States | 10/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a surprise. I had heard about this group being some kind of "old school goth band." I never really took them seriously. Then, through my friend's Ipod I gave "Theme One" a listen and it was then that I realized this band was the origin of that genre known as "Darkwave." Darkwave is goth music but with less of a rock angle and more emphasis placed upon melody or ambience. The opening phrases of this album are a mind blowing mix of Greek flute melodies intertwined with ambient phrases. The first five songs here are masterworks of the darkwave genre.

Thanks to that Ipod, a whole new area of musical history has been opened to me. I would never have bought this album on its own, with a song name like "Back Door" on it I would've never even given it a chance. I think that this band, like Joy Division, just wanted to offend people with that song title's weird context. Buy this CD for the songs "Theme One" "Louise" and "Medusa." Dark Ambience.

If you like this, please look into:

Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume 2
Desert Solitaire
Steve Roach
Lustmord
This Mortal Coil"
A masterpiece
filterite | Dublin, Ireland | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a lovely album for which words can not be expressed deeply enough from the start of Theme 1 to Back Door the album just cries genius !From the sound of the album it feels like a break up in a relationship and the feelings of sorrow . There's a feeling of no ending in this album . Perhaps this can be due to the fact that there is no end to the pain that people suffer and this album expresses it beautifullyIf you are thinking of buying it I would recommend it instantly . And may you lose yourself in it's ethereal beauty"