Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

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Post by Ross » Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:18 pm

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The Amorphous Androgynous – Monstrous Bubble Soundtracks Presents The Cartel Remixes

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Post by Ross » Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:13 pm

2014, the year that began with a bunch of weekly FSOLDigital releases...
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Blackhill Transmitter - 2nd

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The Jazz Mags - An Open Window

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Glass Girl - What's it All About?

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Post by Ross » Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:19 am

I suppose in some ways it's quite typical of a band who never do things the normal way, but this was the absolute proper 'new album' after Dead Cities, released in a totally understated manner as the fifth volume of a series that started out with archival releases. Only FSOL would do things this way.
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The Future Sound of London - Environment Five

The other link with Dead Cities is this is an album that I had the opportunity to reassess through the writing of this blog, and discovered that I like more than I realised. Since my initial glowing response to Environment Five, my opinion dropped a little due to it kind of being the peak of down to Earth, emotional sounding FSOL as opposed to weird otherworldly soundscape FSOL, but revisiting it now it's so clear how utterly stunning this record is.

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Post by Ross » Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:16 pm

And time for the band's first standalone book. Plus the bonus download EP that came with it. Caution: includes me gushing over one of my favourite FSOL tracks.
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Post by Ross » Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:16 pm

Doing the 2014 remixes & compilation tracks in two loads, here are today's. I'll do the album of Syd Arthur Monstrous Bubble remixes tomorrow. Some excellent and key tracks in this first batch.


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Post by Ross » Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:23 pm

The final Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble mix to date...
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The Amorphous Androgynous – A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding in Your Mind) The Wizards of Oz

The first of many FSOL nights hosted by Touched Music...
Touched Music FSOL Night 1 14/05/15

And a difficult and weird sounding Archive...
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The Future Sound of London - Archived 8

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Post by Ross » Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:50 pm

A very mixed bag today...

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The Future Sound of London - Mushroom 11 Soundtrack
This features one of my favourite FSOL tracks, the sadly largely unheard 'The Equevelants'.

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The Future Sound of London - The Most Important Moments in a Life / Life in Moments
An incredible book & CD package.

2015 remixes, compilation tracks and production work
In which I face in the unenviable task of wading through material by Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and The Kooks, stumbling across a couple of excellent remixes and compilation tracks by Humanoid, Yage and FSOL in the process.


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Post by Ross » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:54 pm

Touched Music FSOL Night 2 02/04/16
A few intriguing exclusives played on this show, including a couple of remixes nobody ever thought they'd hear.

The Future Sound of London - Nemone's Electric Ladyland 16/04/16
The first FSOL appearance on BBC radio in eight years, with a nostalgic look on their Kiss FM mixes.

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The Future Sound of London - Accelerator (25th Anniversary Edition)
Another reissue of Accelerator (it had been a few years...)

And then, finally, new FSOL albums. Feels like an age since Environment Five...
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The Future Sound of London - Environment Six

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The Future Sound of London - Environment 6.5

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The Future Sound of London - Environment Six Plus
Really enjoyed listening to those two today, it's been a long time since I last gave them a really focused listen and they stand up bloody brilliantly. Think I might be reverting to preferring 6 over 6.5 again...

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Post by Dennis » Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:59 pm

Yeah, Env 6&6.5 are bloody awesome. Listened the shit out of them for quite some time:)
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Post by Ross » Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:00 pm

Finishing up 2016 today, with an unusual EBS mix.

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The Future Sound of London - The Electric Brain Storms 11

And 2016's remixes, compilation tracks and production work, featuring the final Amorphous remix to date, Yage remixing a punk band, and a couple of the band's finest compilation pieces. And some utterly worthless Noel Gallagher things.

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2017 Calendar Album
"This is where things start to get a bit silly."

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Post by Ross » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:23 pm

Well this one took quite a while. The band's longest album. So far.
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Had another "I forgot how good this was" moment listening to this. Can't believe just how textured the E + V discs are on it. Beautiful stuff.

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