Medusa (Clan of Xymox album)

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Medusa
Studio album by Clan of Xymox
Released November 1986
Genre Darkwave, gothic rock
Length 42:18
Label 4AD
Producer Clan of Xymox, John Fryer
Clan of Xymox chronology
Clan of Xymox
(1985)
Medusa
(1986)
Twist of Shadows
(1989)

Medusa is the second studio album by Dutch darkwave band Clan of Xymox. It was released in November 1986 on the 4AD record label.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Theme I"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 2:54
2. "Medusa"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 5:53
3. "Michelle"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 2:59
4. "Theme II"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 1:43
5. "Louise"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 5:17
6. "Lorretine"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 3:33
7. "Agonised by Love"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 5:18
8. "Masquerade"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 3:54
9. "After the Call"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 5:55
10. "Back Door"   R. Moorings, P. Nooten, A. Wolbert 4:52

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Melody Maker favourable[2]
Sounds favourable[3]

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".[3]

Melody Maker wrote, "Sleek, efficient, even dramatic, Xymox understand the value of a direct understatement [...] [Medusa is] a bright flash of hope in these blackout days".[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Ronny Moorings – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Anka Wolbert – vocals, keyboards, bass guitar
  • Pieter Nooten – vocals, keyboards
Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Medusa – Clan of Xymox : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Mathur, Paul (January 1987). "Review: Medusa". Melody Maker. 
  3. ^ a b Swift, Harry (November 1986). "Medusa, Clan of Xymox". Sounds. 

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