Clan Of XymoxClan Of Xymox

Label:4AD – CAD 503
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock


This Side
A1A Day6:40
A2No Words4:27
A3Stumble And Fall5:05
A4Cry In The Wind5:17
B6Equal Ways5:44
B77th Time4:38
B8No Human Can Drown3:23

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Comes with printed inner sleeve

Tracks numbered sequentially over both sides.

Recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh
Mixed at Blackwing London

℗ & © 1985 4•A•D
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, hand etched): THT MPO CAD 503 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, hand etched): MPO CAD 503 B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Clan Of Xymox (LP, Album)4ADCAD503Netherlands1985
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Clan Of Xymox (LP, Album)Contempo Records, 4ADCONTE 101Italy1985
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Clan Of Xymox (Cassette, Album)RelativityEMCT 8037US1985
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Clan Of Xymox (Cassette, Album)4ADCADC503New Zealand1985
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Clan Of Xymox (LP, Album)4ADCAD 503New Zealand1985



  • quinnygeluxe's avatar
    Edited 2 days ago
    UK 4AD pressing is delightful. My copy has multiple scuffs, hairlines and a scratch bought on Discogs as VG+, but the NM copy was out of my budget. If you were to purchase this lp, get this pressing for sure.
    Bright, crisp and clear, from what I can make out. Good gain and production helps.
    • latheofheaven's avatar
      Well, yet another pressing I can't find here... Sure is getting frustrating trying to catalog all my damn albums when I keep not finding the pressings I have. So, mine I believe is a 1st 1986 US pressing, but the label shows the number EMC-8037-1, and none of the other US pressings show the '-1' Also there is additional test on the label. Sure would be nice actually to be able to FIND the F'n pressing you are trying to add to your collection!
      • morganthemoth's avatar
        Edited 3 months ago
        Back in the day, I would just buy any second hand 4AD record that was $10 or less. Every time I play this I’m surprised at just how good it is. It has tonal shifts but maintains an overall darkness that never bogs down.

        This was less-than-$10 well spent, particularly when you look at the prices now.
        • maxal's avatar
          I bought this Xymox' first album on the day of its release. I had no idea what it would sound like. It definitely was a surprise. It also gave me comfort during difficult times, reflecting my just-as-dark mood of that time. The brooding vocals touch on the acceptable side of despair better than most others.

          It is all beautifully sung. Songs such as No Human Can Drown, Equal Ways and 7th Time are hypnotizing (ahhh! to have Anka's voice as a breeze-change).

          This first album takes you into the Xymox heart . . . yes, you can drown in it.

          [I think it is the only brown album cover I like.]
          • joeldf's avatar
            Edited 11 months ago
            Looking carefully at my album, that's definitely a "TNT" in the Side A runout, not "THT". It kind of threw me for a second before I realized it must be a misreading.
            • alfonsino's avatar
              Is the best album ever by the band - E' l'album più bello di sempre della band.
              • Spatzo's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                With all the bands 4ad has been re-issuing, why are they avoiding the first 2 clan records - I mean wtf
                • Line_Breaks's avatar
                  A stone classic, start to finish, and beautifully recorded. Pieter, Anka, and Ronny created two of 4AD's most enduring albums: this and its follow up, Medusa - not counting Pieter's equally wonderful Sleeps With The Fishes. Here on their self-titled debut, Xymox establishes a layered, propulsive, romantic sound - darker than New Order, more poetic than Depeche Mode, almost as despairing as The Cure. They hit a very sweet spot, and each song is unique and memorable. This is an essential album that can be played again and again. Xymox forever.


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