Medusa (Clan of Xymox album)

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Medusa
Clan of Xymox - Medusa.JPG
Studio album by
Released1 November 1986
Genre
Length42:18
Label4AD
ProducerClan 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 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Melody Makerfavourable[2]
Soundsfavourable[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]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ronny Moorings, Pieter Nooten and Anka Wolbert.

No.TitleLength
1."Theme I"2:54
2."Medusa"5:53
3."Michelle"2:59
4."Theme II"1:43
5."Louise"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
CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Blind Hearts"4:19
12."A Million Things"4:37
13."Scum (Dance Mix)"7:12

Personnel[edit]

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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