Clan of Xymox

Remixes from the Underground

Thirty-somethings will remember Clan of Xymox as poster children for the moody post-Goth aesthetic that united most of the British 4AD label’s roster in the mid-1980s. The Clan’s early LPs and its contributions to various 4AD compilations drew favorable comparisons to such similarly gloomy predecessors as the Cure, Joy Division and Bauhaus, and garnered for them a steady gig as the opening act for Dead Can Dance. Since that time the band has changed its name to Xymox and then back again, has moved further into the Goth-industrial mainstream and found a happy home at Metropolis Records. This two-disc set includes remixes taken from the band’s most recent album, Notes from the Underground. The best ones depart from the jackboot rhythms typical of this genre and bring some funk to the mix. Front 242’s take on "Anguish" is one example.