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John Foxx collaborates with Matthew Dear

John Foxx And The Maths are releasing a 16 track CD version of the album The Shape Of Things. The album includes a collaboration and sung verse with Matthew Dear on the track "Talk (Beneath Your Dreams)", which was sent to Dear with co-writing credits to manipulate.

Dear says his approach was moulded by having received the original piece of music. "I found it very much intact and complete," he says. "I approached it quickly and informally, allowing for a subconscious narrative to take control. John's lyrics called out to the shadows of someone's mind. I wanted my verse to be that mind's response."

The album will be released 19 March on Metamatic Records. John Foxx And The Maths are also performing at The Haunt in Brighton, on 24 February. More information here.