Clan of Xymox

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Originally formed in Holland in 1983 as Xymox, Clan of Xymox became one of the pioneers of the dark and moody electronic music that later became known as darkwave. They released one mini-album, 'Subsequent Pleasures', as Xymox, then released two albums and a number of singles on 4AD as Clan of Xymox. They shortened their name to Xymox again in 1988 and signed to a subsidiary of Polygram. Their releases as Xymox were in a more synthpop/dance music vein.

The Xymox era ended in 1997 when, in the midst of a revival in the gothic scene, Ronny Moorings made the decision to restart Clan of Xymox and return to his musical roots. Since then, the band has released a series of critically-rated albums.

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Clan of Xymox, also known as simply Xymox, are a Dutch rock band formed in 1981. Clan of Xymox featured a trio of songwriters — Pieter Nooten, Ronny Moorings and Anka Wolbert — and gained success in the 1980s, releasing their first two albums on a prestigious independent UK label and a third and fourth album on a major US label, and scoring a hit single in the United States. Their 1980s releases included synthpop/electronic dance music.

Though the band is still active and continues to tour and release records, of the original songwriters (Nooten, Moorings and Wolbert), only Moorings remains in the band today. After the departure of Nooten and Wolbert in the early 1990s, their music turned increasingly goth.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Clan of Xymox Clan of Xymox 4 7
1986 Medusa Clan of Xymox 11
1989 Twist of Shadows Xymox 5
1991 Phoenix Xymox 7
1992 Metamorphosis Xymox 7
1993 Headclouds Xymox 4
1997 Hidden Faces Clan of Xymox 5
1999 Creatures Clan of Xymox 5 5
2001 Notes From the Underground Clan of Xymox 5 4
2003 Farewell Clan of Xymox 3 4
2006 Breaking Point Clan of Xymox 4 4
2009 In Love We Trust Clan of Xymox 2 4
2011 Darkest Hour Clan of Xymox 2
2012 Kindred Spirits Clan of Xymox 1
2014 Matters of Mind, Body and Soul Clan of Xymox 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Best of Clan of Xymox Clan of Xymox 5 1
B-Sides and Demos, Volume 1 Clan of Xymox 2
Dark Pleasures Clan of Xymox 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Live Clan of Xymox 1
2011 Live at Castle Party Clan of Xymox 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Remix Clan of Xymox 1
2002 Remixes From the Underground Clan of Xymox 2
Remixes Clan of Xymox 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 A Day Clan of Xymox 1
1987 Blind Hearts Xymox 2
1987 Muscoviet Musquito Clan of Xymox 1
1989 Imagination Xymox 2
1989 Obsession Xymox 2
1991 At the End of the Day Xymox 2
1991 Phoenix of My Heart Xymox 5
1992 Dream On Xymox 1
1993 Reaching Out Xymox 1
1993 Spiritual High / Wild Is the Wind Xymox 1
1997 Out of the Rain Clan of Xymox 1
1998 This World Clan of Xymox 1
1999 Consolation Clan of Xymox 1
2000 Liberty Clan of Xymox 2
2009 Emily Clan of Xymox 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Subsequent Pleasures Clan of Xymox 4
2002 There's No Tomorrow Clan of Xymox 1
2006 Weak in My Knees Clan of Xymox 1
2007 Heroes Clan of Xymox 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The John Peel Sessions Clan of Xymox 1

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