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Clan of Xymox


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Nijmegen, Netherlands (1983 – present)

Clan of Xymox (also known as Xymox) blend an eclectic and vibrant mix of , , and . 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.

A chance meeting with Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance led to an invitation to support that band on a UK tour, and then a recording contract with their record label, 4AD.

Their first two full length albums, self-titled “Clan of Xymox” and “Medusa”, comfortably settled Xymox into their own niche of blooming melodics and smooth grey lyrical originality, with Ronny’s songwriting coming as a fresh and very welcome abstract to the plastic and packaged synthpop of the late 80s. In 1989, Ronny saw a chance to evolve and left 4AD, releasing Twist of Shadows which proved to be their most complete and mature offering thusfar, and was their most successful yet.

With the next two albums, “Phoenix” and “Metamorphosis”, fans were left with something of an out of body experience - as Xymox was sounding nothing like themselves. Metamorphosis was truly that however, its failure created a catalyst for Moorings to jump to yet another label, part ways with his bandmates, and pickup Mojca Zugna on bass.


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  • BonkiBits

    take me to your universe

    Yesterday 4:55am Reply
  • PuppenVonFreak

    No Human Can Drown <3

    18 Mar 1:27am Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    Their first two albums are great, Creatures has many good songs as well. the song "Flatlands" from the Out Of The Rain single (1997) is unusual and has a great atmosphere. So lucky I discovered that track.

    9 Mar 5:41pm Reply
  • Zeekstey

    They're using samples from FL Studio now? Sad...

    1 Mar 7:18pm Reply
  • leneheart

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  • LoneObserver

    Thanks, Anastaxia.

    10 Feb 8:43pm Reply
  • Anastaxia_Xylf

    LoneObserver, after Creatures it's better to try "Notes from The Underground" and then start the old era and the rest.

    3 Feb 3:13am Reply
  • LoneObserver

    Newer music vs their older stuff? Only have their album Creatures, though before investing more I want to know if their newer and older work is good or not.

    3 Feb 1:06am Reply
  • Ljungberg_

    just discovered them a few days ago, good band.

    13 Jan 7:52am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    hearing them on The Guest gave me life

    10 Jan 7:24pm Reply
  • Arkandast

    Первый альбом конечно хорош. Но к нынешнему сейчас времени переслушал заново всё и понял, что они мне разонравились совсем. Если в 2012 пару песен хоть слушал ещё, то теперь всё всплошь. Но тем не менее молодцы они, стараются. "Love Me".

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tfaaon

    retried this band after years, really loved it !

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
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  • Kingsforlife

    Clan of Xymox>The Cure

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
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  • femalefunction

    I love "Matters Of Mind, Body and Soul" and "In Love We Trust" most brilliant. Keep 'm coming!

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • BonkiBits

    enjoyed the interview that ms Anka took part in. Ronny's lame haha

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    занятная группа, хотя как можно столько лет оставаться в рамках одного жанра - тот еще вопрос. этакий зарубежный "пикник", бгг)

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
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