Clan of Xymox is the debut studio album by Dutch dark wave band Clan of Xymox, released 1 July 1985 by 4AD. The album was produced by 4AD co-founder Ivo Watts-Russell and recorded at Palladium Studios in Edinburgh. The remixes included on the album ("A Day" and "Stranger") were mixed and produced by John Fryer at Blackwing Studios in London
Clan Of Xymox were now not only inhabiting the arthouse but filling dance floors in the more discerning clubs. October 1988 saw the band and 4-AD part company. Encouraged by label boss Ivo they signed to Wing, a left of centre subsidiary of media monolith PolyGram. The band shortened their name to Xymox and gave the world 1989's "Twist of Shadows" album, their debut for Wing. It was in many ways a bold record and it showed that being signed to a major concern wasn't going to stifle a natural sense of musical adventure. Clan Of Xymox continues their shows in 2010. May 20, 2011, on Ronny Moorings’ birthday, the 13th studio album "Darkest Hour" was released. So far it reached no. 3 in the DAC charts in Germany and still is climbing.
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".
Clan of Xymox (also known as Xymox) blend an eclectic and vibrant mix of darkwave, synthpop, and gothic rock. From the Netherlands, Xymox was established in 1983 in Nijmegen by frontman Ronny Moorings and then live-in Anke Wolbert. Their first EP, "Subsequent Pleasures" added Pieter Nooten afterwards on keyboards and left a mark on an emerging Euro-wave market.
Tracks 1 to 8: from "Clan Of Xymox" album CAD 503. Tracks 9, 10: from "A Day" 12" BAD 504. Track titles of 9 and 10 are listed in reverse of their actual sequence in the booklet and on the disc's printing. The correct sequence is shown here. Recorded At Palladium Studios Edinburgh. Catalog variations: cad 503 cd on spine and CD label CAD 503 CD on back cover and booklet. Artist name variation on CD: Xymox.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|3||Stumble And Fall||5:05|
|4||Cry In The Wind||5:16|
|8||No Human Can Drown||3:22|
Engineer – John FryerRemix – Ivo*
|10||A Day (Re-mix)
Engineer – John FryerRemix – Ivo*
- Recorded At – Palladium Studios
- Mixed At – Blackwing Studios
- Published By – Beggars Banquet Music
- Glass Mastered At – Sonopress Arvato – 52679758
- Artwork [Dolls Detail From Teatro Contradino] – Terry Dowling
- Engineer [Mixing] – John Fryer
- Engineer [Recording] – Jon Turner*, Keith Mitchell
- Producer – Ivo*, Xymox
- Sleeve [Sleeves By] – 23 Envelope
Includes 4-page booklet.
Tracks 1 to 8: from Clan Of Xymox
Tracks 9, 10: from A Day
Track titles of 9 and 10 are listed in reverse of their actual sequence in the booklet and on the disc's printing.
The correct sequence is shown here.
Recorded At Palladium Studios Edinburgh.
Mixed at Blackwing London.
CD: Beggars Banquet Music
cad 503 cd appears on spine.
CAD 503 CD appears on back cover and booklet.
GAD 503 CD appears on CD label.
Artist name variation on CD: Xymox
Track durations are not listed on the release.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned, EAN_13): 5014436503023
- Barcode (Text): 5 014436 503023 >
- Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress Arvato logo] 52679758/GAD503CD 21
- Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 3): IFPI LB 45
- Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0776
- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0767
- Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0778
|CAD 503||Clan Of Xymox||Clan Of Xymox (LP, Album)||4AD||CAD 503||UK||1985|
|GAD 503 CD||Clan Of Xymox||Clan Of Xymox (CD, Album, RE, RM)||4AD||GAD 503 CD||US||1999|
|cad503cd||Clan Of Xymox||Clan Of Xymox (CD, Album, RE, RP)||4AD||cad503cd||UK||Unknown|
|CADC503||Clan Of Xymox||Clan Of Xymox (Cass, Album)||4AD||CADC503||New Zealand||1985|
|EMCT 8037||Clan Of Xymox||Clan Of Xymox (Cass, Album, RE, Tra)||Relativity||EMCT 8037||US||Unknown|