LOUIS GORDON DISCOGRAPHY

This unofficial chronology is been compiled and translated from birdsong by Martin Smith with generous help from Adrian Bailey, Chris Curran, Simon Dell, Brian Devine, Rob Harris, Roger Lyons and Northern Star Records

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Latest updates:

10th September 2017
The Man With No Fame (2004)
Major DeRangés (April 2016)

27th August 2017
Oscillator Hell The Final frontier (August 2017)
Oscillater Hell Goes Forth (June 2017)

19 March 2017
Oscillator Hell gigs (Dec 2016 / Feb 2017)

16 March 2017
Hanging Stars gig (September 2016)

8th February 2017
Buxton Advertiser (June 2009)

6th February 2017
Live dates added

 

 


 

The Louis Gordon Discography

Rackshacki
(as E.S. People)

1990 – School of Sound Recording (Manchester)

Rackshaki No More Cans

Two tracks recorded on white label 12″ single
Written by Louis Gordon and Roger Lyons

In 1984 Spirit Studios made the transition from commercial recording studio to an educational facility to become the School of Sound Recording (SSR). SSR was the first dedicated Audio Engineering School in the UK, harvesting the advice and assistance of producers who had previously recorded at Spirit Studios. Spirit Studios, based on Tariff Street in Manchester, began as a commercial recording studio in 1980 as part of the well-known Northern (or Creative) Quarter. John Breakell, Spirit Studios’ founder and Managing Director, ran the business with facilities that included 4 small rehearsal rooms and a single 4-track recording studio


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Yer On Yer Own
(as Vanilla Sound Corps)

1993 – Robs Records (12 ROB 14)

12″ Vinyl EP
Okay (Jokers) / Okay (Strictly Salford) / Full Tilt (The Future) / Sm‘okay (Rehash)

All tracks written, produced and arranged by Simon Crompton and Louis Gordon

Vanilla Sound Corps was originally an acidhouse / breakbeat duo comprising Roger Lyons and Simon Crompton [Crom] featuring Rowetta Idah (latterly of the Happy Mondays) on vocals
As such, they released two independent 12″ singles in 1989 (“Back Where We Belong”, 1989 on Manchester’s Dun For Money House label and “Passion”, 1991 on House Of Chaos) before Louis Gordon joined. No further material was recorded with this line up, though VSC released two more singles after Louis moved on.


 

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It’s All Gone Pear Shaped
(as Digital Justice)

1994 – Robs Records [12 Rob 31]

12″ vinyl single (available in clear, white label and black vinyl formats)

Oxygum / Brainiak / Theme from “It’s all gone pear shaped /
Can’t U See / The Till (Wild Pitch) / Profit (No Till)

All tracks written, produced and arranged by Louis Gordon,
Simon Crompton and W. Devon

YouTube

(www.ltmrecordings.com)
In 1995 Louis Gordon and Simon Crompton of Digital Justice became the envy of technoheads all over Manchester with their epic twelve minute beatless masterpiece, Theme From: It’s All Gone Pear Shaped. The track reeks of the kind of melancholic euphoria that can only be cooked up in dank Ancoats studios on strong drugs, and has since become a big spin for Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Carl Craig, to name but three. Not bad for a track jammed out in one take and mastered onto a TDK cassette. Says Cromi: ‘The most memorable time I ever heard Pear Shaped being played out was on Millennium Eve. I was working in London away from my family and friends. I’d gone down to see Andrew Weatherall DJing with Leftfield. The bells came in at midnight, and then Pear Shaped came on, and Weatherall was just grinning at me from the behind the decks. I got straight on the phone to Louis and he was like, fuck off!’ 

This track also features on:

Auteur Labels  : Rob’s Records
[LTMCD 2542]

Theme from “It’s all gone pear shaped” (Track 11)


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What Will Be Will Be
(as 3rd Movement)

1995 – Planet 4 Communications

What Will Be Will Be (Nick Hussey Mix) / What Will Be Will Be (Explorer Mix) /
What Will Be Will Be (Original Mix)

All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon and Roger Lyons


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Theme from : It’s All Gone Pear Shaped
(as Digital Justice)

1996 – Fragile Records (re-issue

12″ single
Theme from “It’s all gone pear shaped” / Alternative Reality Part 1 : Shapes

All tracks written, produced and arranged by Louis Gordon, Simon Crompton, Martin Desai and Liam Duggan

This track also features on:

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Beyond The Dance : Transmat 4
(Derrick May)
Lastrum records – December 2012 (Japan)

DJ Kicks
(Stacey Pullen)
Studio iK7 – October 1996 (Germany)


Live performance
(as Louis Gordon)

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22nd September 1995
supporting Pepperpots at Shrewsbury Music Hall


 

 

 

Shifting City
(as John Foxx & Louis Gordon)

March 1997 – Metamatic Records

The Noise / Crash* / Here We Go* / Shadow Man / Through My Sleeping /
Forgotten Years* / Everyone* / Shifting City / Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible** /
An Ocean We Can Breathe*

* written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

** written by John Foxx,  Louis Gordon and Jackie Leven

All tracks produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
All tracks engineered by Louis Gordon


Cathedral Oceans
(John Foxx)

March 1997 – Metamatic Records (CD)
January 2003 – DVD

Track 8 – Infinite in All Directions 
written and engineered by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

This track also appears on:

Cathedral Oceans 1 + Cathedral Oceans 2
(John Foxx)

June 2003 – Edsel Records

The Complete Cathedral Oceans
(John Foxx)

October 2010 – Edsel Records


Future Music #59

August 1997

Covermount CD with this issue includes :
The Noise* / Infinite In All Directions

Written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
* performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Exotour 97
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

October 1997 – Metamatic Records

Burning Car / Dislocation / Overpass* This City / Shifting City

* written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

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Subterranean Omnidelic Exotour
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

April 1998 – Metamatic Records

20th Century / Burning Car / Overpass* / This City / Hiroshima Mon Amour /
Just For A Moment / The Quiet Men / An Ocean We Can Breathe* / Through My Sleeping / The Noise / Shifting City / Endlessly

* written and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
All other tracks performed and arranged by John Foxx and Louis Gordon 


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1999 – Original, demo tracks recorded include

Mardi Gras / Jolly Roger / Circus Girls / Electric Oxygen of Venus /
E-Wing / Aural Mafioso

Written and performed by Louis Gordon Allan Owens and Roger Lyons

Manchester 1999
“Madchester has long devolved in Sadchester. Those legendary hacienda nights are remembered out of proportion.
The city is left with its rainy misdemeanour and native population.
The corporate circus has loosened its tent pegs for the next like of its Lolapalooza type journey through the sticks.
The CircusGirls saw it all… felt it all… then wrote about it. The music mafia, the gay village, the endless pizzas,
the superstar dj’s and the vulnerable sods locked up on E-Wing

The CIRCUSGIRLS see it all… feel it all… the write about it” (Noah Vale, 2001)


Live performance
(as Circus Girls)

23rd December 2000
Manchester Night & Day Café Bar

Intro Sick Puppy / Mardi Gras / Jolly Roger / ? / Nymphomaniac / Sailor Boy / She’s  Wonderful  / I’m a man / E-Wing / Hey Teenager / Electric Oxygen of Venus


Modern Art – The best of John Foxx
(John Foxx)

June 2001 – Demon Records

18-track collection of singles, B-sides, unreleased and rare material, including:

Track 14 – The Noise
written and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


The Pleasures of Electricity
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

January 2002 – Metamatic Records

A Funny Thing / Nightlife / Camera / Invisible Women / Cities of Light 5 /
Uptown/Downtown / When It Rains / Automobile / The Falling Room / Travel /
Quiet City

All  tracks written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

Re-issued October 2009 as follows:

CD1 remastered. Tracks as above except:
Nightlife (alternative mix) and Cities Of Light 5 (alternative mix)

CD2 original version with two additional ‘bonus’ tracks:
Twilight Room Screenplay

All  tracks ‘recorded, produced and composed’ by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


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2002

New material written for a second album includes:

1000 Days / Why Are You Here / So Pleased

YouTube


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Kaleidoscope #12

October 2002

Covermount CD with this issue includes :
Nightlife
(from The Pleasures Of Electricity album)

Written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Live performance
(as Circus Girls)

14th February 2003
Manchester Roadhouse

Mardis Gras / So Pleased / 1000 Days (that changed the world) / Electric Oxygen Of Venus
Degenerator / Hey Teenager / E-wing


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Crash and Burn
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

June 2003 – Metamatic Records

Drive / Cinema / Broken Furniture / Crash and Burn / Once In A While / Sex Video /
Sidewalking / Ultraviolet/Infrared / She Robot / Dust and Light / Ray 1 Ray 2 / Smoke

All  tracks written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

Re-issued November 2010 as follows:

CD1 remastered (as above)

CD2 :
Making Movies / Your Shadow / Underwater Dreamsex / Labyrinth Generator / Broken Furniture
(Live From A Room) / Ultraviolet/Infrared (Live From A Room) / Nightlife (Live From A Room) /
Storm Warning / 
Broadway Submarine / Dust & Light
(Live in Nottingham 2003) / Invisible Women V2 (Live in Nottingham 2003)

All  tracks ‘recorded, produced and composed’ by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


The Drive EP
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

September 2003 – Metamatic Records

Drive (Radio Edit) / Broken Furniture (Radio Edit) / Underwater Dreamsex /
Making Movies / Your Shadow / Broken Furniture (Album Version) /
Drive (Album Version)

All  tracks written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


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Somewhere Off The Radar
(as The Circus Girls)

March 2004 – Reverb Records
(Written and recorded in 1999)

Mardi Gras / E-Wing / Pizza Delivery Boy / She’s Wonderful / Jolly Roger / Sailor Boy /
Nymphomaniac / Aural Mafioso / Womankind / Sick Puppy / Hey! Teenager /
Electric Oxygen of Venus

All  tracks written and produced by Louis Gordon, Allan Owens and Roger Lyons


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Music for Heroes THREE

April 2004 – Hydrogen Dukebox

Label sampler album that includes an exclusive John Foxx remix of Metamatic’s 4am On Spectre Canal

John Foxx: “Louis Gordon came up with quite a few ideas for the remix too. There are those bits where the track almost stops – as if the music is taking a deep breath – and then carries on. That was Louis. It does lend the song a fairly abstract quality which is nice” (Future Music, March 2004)

Louis is not mentioned on the artwork for this album, and receives no credit


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The Man With No Fame
(as Louis Gordon)

Self-released 2004

Disc 1 :
Shady Grady / Generations / The Black Spot / Fishing My Life Away / Short Walk Long Shadow / Always Be Around / Untitled [instrumental] / Water / Still Clear
Disc 02 :
 Still Clear / Short Walk Long Shadow / Fishing My Life Away / The Ballad Of Johnny Ball / Untitled / Shady Grady / Always Be Around* / Degenerator* / Ice Creams In August* / In Sight Of Me Ohm* / Saturday Night* / So Pleased* / (If You Don’t Like Us) Why Are You Here?* / Untitled [instrumental]
We are still working on identifying these tracks (August 2017) which would appear to be demos and/or longer versions of material released on subsequent ‘official’ albums, both Circus Girls and Solo Material
All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon and *Circus Girls

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3 Jak & Dive – Metamatics

March 2005 – Hydrogen Dukebox

CD album includes Free Robot an exclusive John Foxx remix of She Robot from Crash And Burn

Louis Gordon came up with the bassline for the original track.
He is not credited on this remix.


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Where Have We Been All Your Lives?
(as The Circus Girls)

October 2005 – Reverb Records
(Written and recorded in 2002)

So Pleased / Satellite / If You Don’t Like Us (Why Are You Here?) / All Our Lives /
Degenerator / Ice Creams In August / Saturday Night / In New York Again / 1000 Days (that changed the world) / In Sight of Me Ohm

All  tracks written and produced by  Louis Gordon, Allan Owens and Roger Lyons


Live From A Room (As Big As A City)
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

July 2006 – Metamatic Records

Intro* Sex Video* / Making Movies* / Metal Beat / No-One Driving / Plaza Underpass / Touch & Go / He’s A Liquid / Broken Furniture* / Ultraviolet/Infrared* / Nightlife* / My Sex

* written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

All tracks arranged and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


The Hidden Man
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

July 2006 – Metamatic Records

Freeze Frame (extended version) / Running In Traffic From Trash

All tracks written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

All tracks arranged and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


 

Closed Gone Fishing
(as Louis Gordon)

July 2006 – Black Spot Records

The Fish / I’m Not Wanted / The Ballad of Johnny Ball / This Satellite /
Space Age Love Song* / Bridge 5, 6 and 7 / Just Fishing / Shady Grady /
Captain Scarlet Silver Surfer / I Wrote You A Song / Hello Walnut Road /
The Millers Mile / A Little Song

All tracks written and produced by Louis Gordon, except * written by A Flock Of Seagulls


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Deep Electric Blue EP
(as Louis Gordon)

July 2006 – Black Spot Records

We Are Miracles Strange Individuals / Pure and Simple / Blind Anorexic /
Return of the Red Eye / Short Walk, Long Shadow (Bonus track)

All tracks written and produced by Louis Gordon


Live performance
(as Circusgirls)

27th September 2006
Manchester Roadhouse

I’m on the phone / Where have we been all your lives? / Mardi Gras / 16 33 45 / If you don’t vile up / Degenerator / He’s in Love


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Circus Girls
(sampler EP)

Saturday Night / Mardi Gras / Ice Creams In August / E-Wing

distributed with other promotional material on John Foxx and Louis Gordon’s ‘Hidden Man’ tour


From Trash
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

November 2006 – Metamatic Records

From Trash Freeze Frame / Your Kisses Burn V2 / Another You / Impossible /
Never Let Me Go / A Room as Big as a City / A Million Cars / Friendly Fire /
The One Who Walks Through You

All tracks written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

All tracks arranged and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


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Tell Your Mum I Saved Your Life
(as Louis Gordon)

November 2006 – Home recording

Those ARPs / Still Clear / Water / Call It What You Want / Goodbye Johnny Ball* / (incl. two hidden tracks)

All tracks written and produced by Louis Gordon

*Goodbye Johnny Ball shows a running time of 24’30”.
The track in fact runs for only 18’30” and is followed by two others not shown on the EP’s artwork or track listing.
The first of these is an extract of Kraftwerk’s Neon Lights later available on Soundcloud.
The second is an ambient instrumental piece that remians otherwise unavailable


Sideways
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon

November 2006 – Metamatic Records

And The World Slides Sideways / Underwater / X-ray Vision / Car Crash Flashback V2 / In A Silent Way / Sailing On Sunshine / Use My Voice / Neuro Video / Phone Tap /
Impossible (extended version) / 
A Room as Big as a City (extended version)

All tracks written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

Re-issued November 2010 as follows:

CD1 remastered  (as above)

CD2
Recorded live in London, October 2008:
Intro* / Walk This Way* / Dislocation / Travel* / Young Savage / The Garden

* written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

Bonus tracks:
Haunted / Running in Traffic (Full version) / Impossible (Jori Hulkkonen Mix) /
Neuro Video (Jori Hulkkonen Mix) / A Room as Big as a City (extended version) /
Freeze Frame (extended version) / Impossible (extended version)

All tracks written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Tight Lines (Shite Lines)
(as Gary Numan’s Angling Almanac)

December 2006 – myspace.com

One track written and performed by Louis Gordon


Capture

Various tracks
(as The Fred Dibnah Trio)

December 2006 –  myspace.com (as Gordonstoun Records)

Warm Leather-etiquette / Do Yer Like That? / Neon Lites*

All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon, except * originally written by Kraftwerk
Fred Dibnah ‘voiced’ by Dave Formula


Various tracks
(as Shady Grady & The Crumbs)

December 2006 – myspace.com

Brain Dead Slut / Munk da Holler Happy Burfday Timmy / Piece o’ Wood /
A Sailin’ We Will Go / Any Old Cars / Big Blue Vein / Myyyy Waaayyy*

All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon, except
*originally written by Paul Anka and popularised by Frank Sinatra.

Myyy Waaayyy was recorded and broadcast on Buxton Radio’s “Live and Direct”


Live show

10th March 2007
as the Circus Girls

Buttermarket, Shrewsbury


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Goodbye Walnut Road
(as Louis Gordon)

March 2007 – Northern Star Recordings (download only)

Short Walk Long Shadow / Always Be Around See You in the Morning /
You’re Looking For / Fishing My Life Away / Generations / Life is Like an Ocean /
The Black Spot

All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon


Underprog
(as Progfoxx)

May 2007 – myspace.com

One track written and performed by Louis Gordon

myspace.com:
In a far off Galaxy two spaceships, one carrying the music of the Godfather of Techno, John Foxx and the other carrying 39 gazillion megabytes of Prog Rock streamed off the internet crashed . Due to absence of any science the craft mutated into one . It now travels through space using just the one powerplant, one navigation system and only one genre of music . This music exists at the far reaches of the spectrum . It is there continuously. When White Noise finally ceases to exist there will only be one noise…

Chris Curran:
Prog is my favourite music genre . I had been touring with The Flower Kings a swedish progressive rock band. Louis, of course knows this as he had been subjected to the glorious sound on the way to London before we went to a show in Huesca…. and on the way back ! A few weeks later he emailed the song to me . After a few days I stopped laughing and set up the myspace presence . I wrote the description [above], which reading today, some years later I wonder with the heck I was on about 😀
[reproduced by kind permission]


Retro Future
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

September 2007 – Metamatic Records

20th Century / Burning Car / Overpass / This City / Hiroshima Mon Amour /
Just For A Moment / The Quiet Men / Dislocation / Here We Go* /
An Ocean We Can Breathe* / Shifting City*

* written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
All tracks mixed by Louis Gordon

Synthesizers, rhythm machines and backing vocals by Louis Gordon

recorded live at Shrewsbury Music Hall on 10th January 1998


Electric Shock Treatment EP
(as Louis Gordon)

November 2007 – Home recording

Electric Shock Treatment / Crash That Car / Purple Dancer / This Air / Joe Killer /
Dance With Me / Theme from ‘It’s All Gone Pear Shaped’

All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon


Various tracks
(as The League Unlimited)

January 2008 – myspace.com

Pork Medley / Lover Electric

All tracks written and performed by Louis Gordon


Blind Anorexic
(as Louis Gordon)

April 2008 – Toffeetones

Girl with a VoltageJailbait* / Memories of Water / Blind Anorexic / Magic Eye /
Strange Individuals / Move Through Grey / Movie Stars / Ride My BikeBeautifull Girls
with Miserable Faces
 / Return of the Red Eye

All tracks written, performed and produced by Louis Gordon, except
* written by Louis Gordon and Allan Owens


A New Kind Of Man
(John Foxx)

April 2008 – Metamatic Records

Film One / Plaza / Underpass / Metal Beat / No-One Driving / A New Kind Of Man /
Blurred Girl / 030 Tidal Wave / Touch And Go / Glimmer / Mr No / This City / My Face /
Burning Car / 20th Century

All tracks written by John Foxx.
Synthesizers, rhythm machines and backing vocals by Louis Gordon

Recorded live on the ‘Metamatic’ UK tour in autumn 2007


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Recliner (Volume 1)
(as Louis Gordon)

June 2008 – Toffeetones

Track 07 – See You In the Morning

This is a different version of the song to that which appears on
the album Goodbye Walnut Road


Toffeetones Taster One
(as Louis Gordon)

July 2008 – Toffeetones

Crash That Car (Track 3)

written and produced by Louis Gordon


Little Stiffy and the Semi-Ons
(with Matt Gunn)

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Nozstock Festival
An independent festival of performing arts held annually in Bromyard, Herefordshire
18th July 2008

Louis Gordon and Matt Gunn performed in 2008 under this alias
The set included a song called
Jeckyll and Hyde


Here We Go – The Other Side Of Metal Beat
(a tribute to John Foxx)

August 2008 – Toffeetones

Move Through Grey (Track 8)

Written, performed and produced by Louis Gordon


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Glimmer – Best of John Foxx
(John Foxx)

September 2008 – Edsel Records

CD1 :
Glimmer / Plaza / No-one Driving / Underpass / Quiet City* / Dislocation** / 030 /
Twilight’s Last Gleaming / Sunset Rising / Cities of Light 5* / Europe After the Rain /
Hiroshima Mon Amour** / The Garden

CD2 :
Through My Sleeping* / Endlessly / My Sex** / He’s A Liquid / Car Crash Flashback v2 /
Dancing Like A Gun / Just For A Moment** / Dislocated / Burning Car / Miles Away /
Stepping Sideways / Free Robot / No-One Driving (early version) / Plaza (early version) /
Burning Car (Dubterror remix)

* written and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
** performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Impossible
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

October 2008 – Metamatic Records

Adult Concerns*A Million Cars / From Trash / Impossible / Friendly Fire / X-ray Vision / The Man Who Dies Every Day* / Walk This Way / Dislocation* / Drive / The One Who
Walks
 Through You / Crash and Burn

All tracks programmed, produced and mixed by Louis Gordon, except
Adult Concerns – programmed, produced and mixed by John Foxx

All tracks written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon except *

Synthesizers. rhythm machines and backing vocals by Louis Gordon


Live show

8th November 2008
Louis Gordon and Toffeetronic

White Noise Electronic Festival, Newquay


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Psychedelica Three
(as Louis Gordon)

2 and a half hours of the most fuzzed up, blissed out bands in existence. Its a heartstopping white knuckle rollercoaster ride from start to finish featuring an eclectic selection of the very best in contemporary psychedelia.

November 2008 – Northern Star Records

Always Be Around (Disc One, Track 15)

written and produced by Louis Gordon


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The Shortwave Sessions
(as Gordon and Gunn)

December 2008 – Toffeetones

Numbers 1 to 7 / Champion / The Rules / Stuck In the System / London Suits /
Never Touch / Virtual march (for no reason) / Scream / Chinese Whispers /
A Million Black Holes / Louis & The Law (Hidden track)

All tracks written, performed and produced by Louis Gordon and Matt Gunn

Recorded live at Louis Gordon’s studio in Buxton, October 2008


Cinemascope
(John Foxx)

December 2008 – Metamatic Records

A six-disc retrospective box set of John Foxx albums, including
Crash And Burn (as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)
From Trash (as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)


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Christmas With The Tinseltones
(as Tinseltones)

December 2008 – myspace.com

Written, performed and produced by Louis Gordon and Matt Gunn

Remixes :
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Single Version)
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Original Full Length Version)
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Dubby Gonzalez)
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Censored Radio Edit)
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Cold Turkey)
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Urban Flava)
You Can’t Eat Turkey On Yer Own (Reggae Reggae Rudolf RMX)


Live show

28th March 2009
as Gordon & Gunn

White Label Festival, The Rainbow – Digbeth, Birmingham


Dave Charles Show 102.3HFM
(as Louis Gordon)

May 2009 – live radio session

Fishing My Life Away El Bummo

El Bummo is a brand new song, performed here for the first time.

Session includes exclusive premier of Louis’ new single ‘this Air’ and tracks from the EST album.
Broadcast 10th May 2009

https://myspace.com/louisgordonuk/music/song/louis-gordon-on-102.3-hfm-part-1-48192948-51753508


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This Air (CD single)
(as Louis Gordon)

June 2009 – Toffeetones

This Air (Remix) Radio Edit / Turning Into Everything (Album version) /
This Air (Remix) Full length version

All tracks written, performed and produced by Louis Gordon

Also released on 7″ vinyl : This Air (Remix) Radio Edit /  This Air (Remix) Full length version


Buxton Advertiser
18 June 2009

Synthesising new sound on Louis’s latest album

A MULTI-TALENTED musician from Buxton is preparing to celebrate the launch of his new album. Louis Gordon’s vast repertoire includes drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and his own distinctive and versatile singing voice. He has also established a reputation as an electronic artist and recording studio boffin, using synthesisers, drum machines and guitars to produce his own unique electro-psychedelia.
Next month sees the release of his epic, semi-autobiographical double album Electric Shock Treatment (EST), which contains a second disc entitled “The Motion Picture Event Of The Year”.

And to celebrate, Louis is holding an album launch party at Nat’s Kitchen, 9 Market Street, Buxton, on Monday (June 22), from 7pm until late.

Perhaps best known for his musical partnership with John Foxx, the legendary electro-rock multimedia manipulator and founder member of Ultravox, Louis has worked as his musical collaborator for the past 14 years.Together they have released 15 albums, appeared on four compilation albums and toured the world.

Louis has supported New Order with his band ‘The Circus Girls’*, released an underground smash dance hit ‘The Theme From It’s All Gone Pearshaped’, and his output encompasses six albums under his own name. He also has a sideline partnership with Matt Gunn, and together they have played two festivals and released an album ‘The Shortwave Sessions’.

There is no evidence to support this. The connection will be Roger Lyons, of the Circus Girls, who is sound technician for New Order


Live show 

22nd June 2009
EST album launch

Nat’s Kitchen, Buxton 9pm


Live show 

26th June 2009
as Louis Gordon performing three sets

1 – An acoustic/drum machine solo set to warm things up.

2 – A selection of tracks from the forthcoming E.S.T album.

3 – An electronic set.
Crash That Car:

Grub Cafe, East Grinstead


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E.S.T. / The Motion Picture Event Of The Year (2xCD)
(as Louis Gordon)

July 2009 – Toffeetones

Electric Shock Treatment
A semi-autobiographical look through the magic eye of Louis Gordon. E.S.T. takes you on an emotional road-trip of sound from hardcore electricals to trippy psychedelia and beyond. It simply defies categorisation!
Stretford Meders / Crash That Car / Purple Dancer / Occupants* /
Strawberrymaggotsforever / This Air (Original version) / Thunderbirds Alright /
With My Magic Eye / Dance With Me / Mostbeautifulmanintheworld / Trailer Trash

The Motion Picture Event Of The Year
This companion piece to E.S.T. takes a breathtaking journey through the eyes of a child growing up in the ’70s. Adorned with lush orchestral strings and spikey guitar/synthesiser solos, The Motion Picture perfectly extends the themes of E.S.T. and takes you places you never expected to be…
The Opening Scene
 / Ghosts / Blindfold the Atom (Part 1) / Blindfold The Atom (Part 2) / Muscles / Turning In To Everything / Hala Fukin Luya / Futureproof / Criminal Animal(The Final Scene) / Swallows

All tracks written, performed and produced by Louis Gordon, except
* originally written by Klaatu / The Carpenters)

Cover artwork for The Motion Picture Event Of The Year includes a composite of portraits of artists and characters that have had an influence on Louis’ work. It includes a cameo of John Foxx (back row, 4th from left)

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Thunderbirds Alright

Home-produced video uploaded to youtube by Funkstar124


Live show 

18th July 2009
EST album launch

Spirit Champagne Lounge, Shrewsbury

Photo ©Brian Devine. Reproduced with permission

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This video courtesy of Dadge – Louis performing Miller’s Mile:

Similar videos here for a performance of This Air


Live show 

9th December 2009
as Louis Gordon, with Tenek and Lost Controllers

Bodega Club, Nottingham

Pictures here by Brian Devine

Louis performed a new song:


Live show 

10th December 2009
as Louis Gordon, with Tenek and Lost Controllers

Camden Rock, London NW1

Lost Controllers were first up. Not my cup of tea I have to say – in the 21st Century I find it hard to digest that light-Depeche Mode synth-pop sound….but it really was just me because the audience really enjoyed it. As a testament to Lost Controllers – whilst I was at the bar, the girl serving was singing along to the second chorus of one song, despite having never heard it before they started playing it(they hadn’t sound-checked it). Lost Contollers were quite infectious, got the night off to a bang and finished to much applause and cheer.
The DJ played Numan – which got a massive cheer and the chant of Numan! Numan! went on throughout ‘We Are Glass’ (…or was it I Die: You Die?) and the Usual Suspects: Human League, Foxx & Gordon, Depeche bleedin’ Mode…
Tenek came on – again, that Depeche Mode synth-pop sound but a bit more to it. Very dance (early 90s dance) oriented and good stage presence – not surprising to know that this lot are off on a full-on European tour early next year including Moscow.
Louis  comes on to, of all things – Cathedral Oceans! No. Really! All similarity to ambience ends there. It kicks off, KICKS off – with a track that might be called Over Again – which sounds like Slade and Hendrix covering Perfume by Paris Angels – fantastic!
Please remember – like Rowley Birkin QC – I was very, very drunk, so memory is failing me. It’s all colours and noise and a very happy crowd. The words ‘Space Rock’ come to mind, but not in the CAN sense. I’m trying to find the words for it but all I can think to say is; Louis Gordon and Matty Toffee on four cans of cola and packets of space dust. There’s a very beautiful song that you must hear – Angel on my Shoulder and then the four cans of cola and packets of space dust-power pop of Magic Eye sort of closes the set. The crowd’s in good form, it’s been a great evening, and I say sort of closes the set, because whilst breaking the gear down, the ‘Turkey’ song gets played and we get Louis doing Bruce Forsyth-style stage moves whilst simultaneously tidying his guitar cables.
(Garry Hensey, metamatic forum)


Retrospective
(as Louis Gordon)

31 October 2009 – myspace.com

Miracles RMX

Preview track from the ‘forthcoming’ album Retrospectives  – (which remains unreleased)

New track “Miracles” on Louis’ myspace player (second one down). More
sneaky peeks at the 2010 “Retrospective” album will be posted in the
next few months while the album is being prepared.


Toffeetones Taster Two
(album sampler)

January 2010 – Toffeetones

Track 01 – Mardi Gras (as Circus Girls)
Track 03 – Lover Electric (Edit) (as Louis Gordon)
Track 05 – Whicker’s Girls (Progress Edit) (as Gordon & Gunn)


Metatronic
(John Foxx)

May 2010 – Edsel Records

CD1 :
Underpass (extended version) / This City / No-One Driving / Burning Car / The Noise* / Everyone* /
When It Rains* / Automobile* / Broken Furniture (single version)* / Drive (single version)* /
Once In A While* / From Trash* / Never Let Me Go* / Smokescreen / Cinemascope / Phone Tap*

*written, produced and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

CD2 : John Foxx and Louis Gordon live in Sydney 2008
Crash And Burn* / Uptown/Downtown* / The Man Who Dies Every Day / Hiroshima Mon Amour /
Underpass / From Trash* / Shadow Man* / My Sex*

* written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

All tracks performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
Synthesizers, rhythm machines and backing vocals by Louis Gordon

DVD :
Track 6 – The Noise (Live on VH1) /
Track 7 – Shifting City (Live in Shrewsbury 1998)

Written by John Foxx and Louis Gordon

Performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
Synthesizers, rhythm machines and backing vocals by Louis Gordon


Live show 

18th February 2011
as Louis Gordon and Matt Gun

EAR festival, Croydon

Can’t Stop
New Track (they couldn’t remember the name of it! laugh )
Man v Machine (also available on the festival CD)
Fadeout 
Sunshine Treehouse
Walking Dead
Sowing Seed


Omoiyari For Japan : International Music Rescue Vol.2
(as John Foxx and Louis Gordon)

June 2011 – Vinyl Japan

Invisible Women v2 (Original version)
(Disc 1, Track 12)

Written and produced by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Various tracks
(as Louis Gordon)

March 2012 – Soundcloud

I’m Reliably Informed / Master Blast Valentine’s Day Massacre

Written and performed by  Louis Gordon


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Bingo’s Crime Farm
(as Gordon and Gunn)

March 2012 – soundcloud

Written and performed by Louis Gordon and Matt Gunn


Live show

21st April 2012
as Louis Gordon

The Cheshire Cheese, Buxton

Picture © Brian Devine. Reproduced with permission

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Various tracks
(as Louis Gordon)

April 2013 – Soundcloud

Mods (Live at the Bridge in Maidenhead) / Radio Silence / Bridges (Toffeetronic remix)

Written and performed by  Louis Gordon


Metadelic
(John Foxx)

June 2013 – Edsel Records

CD1 :
Track 10 – An Ocean We Can Breathe
Track 12 – Shifting City
Track 13 – Underwater

Written and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Various tracks
(as Louis Gordon)

October 2013 – Soundcloud

Ciggarette [sic] Medley

Written and performed by Louis Gordon


Various tracks
(as MagicEyeD)

March 2014 – Soundcloud

Timeless / Radio Silence / Lezzers N Pro’s

Written and performed by Louis Gordon and Roger Lyons


Live show

28th March 2015
as Louis Gordon with Graham Clark

The Ale Stop, Buxton 9pm


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20th Century: The Noise
(John Foxx)

July 2015 – Metamatic Records

Track 13 – The Noise*
Track 14 – Through My Sleeping*
Track 15 – Hiroshima Mon Amour (Omnidelic Exotour version)**

*Written and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon
*Arranged and performed by John Foxx and Louis Gordon


Live show 

5th September 2015
supporting Ian McNabb

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton 9pm


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Major Derangés
(Guest appearance)

15 April 2016 – Soundcloud
01. Fifteen Minute Love Affair (12″ Version) [featuring Louis Gordon]
02. Fifteen Minute Love Affair (7″ Version) [featuring Louis Gordon]
03. Zero Hour (12″ Version) [featuring Louis Gordon]
04. Zero Hour (7″ Version) [featuring Louis Gordon]
Fifteen Minute Love Affair (7″ Version) is also available on Major DeRangés debut album
released 18 August 2017
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Live show

27th August 2016
as Louis Gordon with Graham Clark

The Ale Stop, Buxton 9pm


Live show 

10th September 2016
as Louis Gordon, supporting The Hanging Stars

PR: Louis Gordon – The bastard son of Stan Gits and Elephants Gerald, Shrewsbury’s adopted boy star. He was conceived in the recovery position in the store room of a Moog factory, and raised on box office donations.
His ten album collaboration and world tour with John Foxx got him nowhere, but he still brings his Folkadelic lucky bag to town. You are in for a rare treat .

The Whiteman, Shrewsbury 9pm

So there we were having the team photo with Louis Gordon and The Hanging Stars on the steps at the back of The Wightman when all of a sudden this guy stumbles in wearing a plastic horses head, he was a little unstable. Louis was all up for a scene from the Godfather being re-enacted but the guys from The Hanging Stars were more forgiving, especially as they have a horse of their own.
 After the sound check and a few sips of Lemon Dream the atmosphere began to build. Not even the last minute fixing of toilet doors could dampen the spirit. As the audience began to roll in we sensed a special night was about to take place. Haydn T, Mister DJ-tastic as we call him, tuned in his ‘vibes’ ear and got us underway with some ‘tunes’. The bar was filling and the beasts were mingling.
 Louis Gordon is eclectic, perhaps a little eccentric, multi-instrumental, multi-talented and a fisherman to boot! He interwove sounds like a 5 star Michelin chef would interweave flavours, we dribbled and salivated over cascading keyboards, drizzled with sweet vocals on a nutty base. Was it one long song with a fishing narrative or a medley of social commentary set to music? I’ll never be sure. Which would come first, sunrise or the end of Louis’s set? Louis had us all singing along to his final number ‘Black Spot’ and exited stage left to thunderous applause.
Short video of Louis in action

Live show
Oscillator #2
An evening of improvised electronica with my co conspirator Louis Gordon and myself, Roger Lyons. Basically, its very minimal programming beforehand so we made it up as we went along
3rd December 2016
Sounds from Roger Lyons and Louis Gordon
A random bunch of rum coves with no fixed lineup or abode.
I suppose I’m the instigator aided and abetted by the wonderful Louis Gordon (but neither of us are responsible for any psychological issues or loss of teeth/hair resulting from our sonic assault)
If u like folk music you probably won’t like this. If you like too many jazz chords you probably won’t like us either. If you like country and western, well, it’s game over.
The Ale House, Buxton
Listen to the set here:

Live show
Oscillator #3
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25th February 2017
Sounds from Roger Lyons and Louis Gordon
The Ale Stop, Buxton

A non stop live improvised electronic musical journey using synths, keyboards, a vocoder, wireless and nearly a theremin if we had the room.

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Live show
Oscillator Hell goes Forth #4
17th June 2017
Sounds from Roger Lyons and Louis Gordon
The Ale Stop, Buxton

More of the usual. 100% improvised electronic mashup by Roger Lyons and his cohort (and best mate) Louis Gordon.

Roger Lyons (FB): Almost the best fun you can have with your clothes on.
Unfortunately, as I had to fit this into an extremely hectic touring schedule I was unable to multitrack it but luckily our good mate Alex turned up and had his zoom recorder!
So, please forgive the sound quality on this one
Lots of talking and positive vibes are heard 🙂
Enjoy and roll on the 5th….
Probably 3rd week of aug or 3rd week sept (if people want us to,,,)
Might even chuck some guitars in my range rover next time.
Peace and much Love people XXXX

PS
Louis broke one of the founding rules of “oscillator hell” on this one by singing!!!!
What a fucker! Well, rules are made to be broken bruv xxxx


Live show
Oscillator Hell The Final Frontier #5
26th August 2017
Sounds from Roger Lyons and Louis Gordon
Roger Lyons (FB): Thank you all so much you lovely people that attended our 
soirée synthetique last night.
It was a belter of a night and well worth the 3 days graft of connecting, testing, dismantling, packing, shifting, unpacking, rebuilding, checking, playing, dismantling, packing, shifting, unpacking.
See you all at the next one we hope. It’ll be around Christmas and we may need a bigger venue….
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