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Clan Of Xymox - Medusa FLAC album


Performer: Clan Of Xymox
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Medusa
Country: UK
Style: Goth Rock, Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1745 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1250 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1303 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 476
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Medusa is the second studio album by Dutch dark wave band Clan of Xymox. It was released in 1 November 1986 by 4AD. Founding member Pieter Nooten re-recorded the songs "After the Call" and "Theme I" on Sleeps with the Fishes, his 1987 collaborative album with Michael Brook, following a brief split from the band. Medusa is seen by some critics as the group's career high point. Sounds described Medusa as an "overriding achievement every track sounds like the finale to a brooding epic overture".

Contempo Records, 4AD. CONTE 111. Italy. RTD 44. Clan Of Xymox. CAD 613 MC. Medusa ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Dol). 4AD. Philippines. 7243 8 41955 2 6.

However, the band's fatal flaws remain clear throughout the album: although these songs are superficially attractive in a goth-dance sort of way, there's little in the way of depth or substance here, and on closer listen, one realizes that the best parts of these songs sounded even better when they appeared on earlier albums by Depeche Mode, Xmal Deutschland, Propaganda

It was Medusa I heard back in 1986 prior to hearing the first album of Clan Of Xymox. When I say heard I meant likely 7 times a day nonstop for a couple of weeks. That was a difficult time for me. I had just broken down a two year long relationship I had with a beautiful girl, I was awaiting my citizenship but was not sure I wanted to stay. I had never heard music like that before but it ended up bringing a lot of peace into my life. I had fallen in love with the music of Medusa and Clan Of Xymox. I ended up getting California license plates saying Xymox. My first exposure to Xymox was their "Twist of Shadows" album which made me an instant fan. This was the second album of theirs that I tried. It's more melancholy and slightly more dated but hey, that's to be expected since it was released in 1985! Melancholiness and 1985-iness aren't bad, they just don't cater as well to my personal taste.

Band Name Clan Of Xymox. Re-Issue in 1999 by 4AD Records. 1. Theme I. 2. Medusa.

This album has an average beat per minute of 108 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 74/126 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 98BPM, ends at 126BPM (+28), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Clan of Xymox.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Theme I 2:54
2 Medusa 5:53
3 Michelle 2:59
4 Theme II 1:43
5 Louise
Acoustic Guitar – Frank Weyzig
5:17
6 Lorretine 3:33
7 Agonised By Love 5:18
8 Masquerade 3:54
9 After The Call 5:55
10 Back Door 4:52

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
  • Copyright (c) – 4AD
  • Manufactured By – Technicolor – M0188
  • Published By – Momentum Music Ltd.

Credits

  • Photography By – Nigel Grierson
  • Producer – John Fryer
  • Producer, Written-By – Clan Of Xymox
  • Sleeve – 23 Envelope

Notes

CAD 613 CD on cover, GAD 613 CD on disc

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 014436 613029 >
  • Matrix / Runout: M0188 CAD 613 CD 01 1:0 Technicolor
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPIL122
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2303
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAD 613 Clan Of Xymox Medusa ‎(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 613 UK 1986
YX-7428 Clan Of Xymox Medusa ‎(LP, Album) 4AD YX-7428 Japan 1987
VG 50358, CAD 613 Clan Of Xymox Medusa ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, 4AD VG 50358, CAD 613 Greece 1988
TC-VG 50358 Clan Of Xymox Medusa ‎(Cass, Album) 4AD TC-VG 50358 Greece 1988
SON 66 Clan Of Xymox Medusa ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sonic Records SON 66 Poland 1994