Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

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Re: Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

Post by Ross » Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:40 pm

Today on Fractional Difference...

...utter crap...
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Mental Cube - Q (2011)

...my favourite FSOL mix...
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FSOL - Electric Brain Storms Vol. 7, The Pod Room, 13/10/11

...even more Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble...
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The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind, Solid Steel Radio, 20/04/12

...eBay fodder...
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FSOL - Papua New Guinea (Original) / Murmurations

...and a proper new FSOL album at last.
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FSOL - Environments 4

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Post by OffLand » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:10 am

Wow, I had no idea that the track Komagi even existed until I read the E4 post. I wonder how many more FSOL tracks I haven't heard because they were vinyl exclusives?
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Post by Dennis » Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:24 am

Great readings as always, keep enjoying them!
There is a link missing for Environments 3 in the thread so far it seems
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Post by Ross » Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:56 am

OffLand wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:10 am Wow, I had no idea that the track Komagi even existed until I read the E4 post. I wonder how many more FSOL tracks I haven't heard because they were vinyl exclusives?
Just a digital exclusive (when buying the vinyl), mentioned over here. Which reminds me, I need to update that thread.
Dennis wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:24 am There is a link missing for Environments 3 in the thread so far it seems
Oh bloody hell lol

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Post by Ross » Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:56 am

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FSOLDigital Sampler 2 - The Fears & Fantasies of the Unconscious Mind

A bit of a weird mix, and probably a largely forgotten part of the band's work, but with a handful of exclusive tracks and alternate mixes.

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Post by Trigga Bo » Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:02 am

I slightly edited the names of the tracks on the covers for this mix (FSOLDigital Sampler 2), in 2020
https://www47.zippyshare.com/v/z0ggi9Xn/file.html
[+] Oooh and did you know that ...
Part 1
01. The Future Sound Of London – Wheel of Life (Prime World) taken from "Environments 4"
02. The Amorphous Androgynous – The Lovers (taken from "The Isness")
03. The Future Sound Of London – Long Exposure (taken from "Archived 8") ~ (10:43 ~ 14:46) 4:03
04. Seafar – Red Bluff (taken from "Drift")
05. The Amorphous Androgynous – Opus of The Black Sun (taken from "The Peppermint Tree")
06. Zeebox (84-87) – Chick Hosie (taken from "Zeebox '84-87 Vol.1")
07. The Future Sound Of London – Strange Glare (taken from "Environments 5")
08. Neotropic – Horse Trainer (taken from "Prestatyn")
09. Second Thought – Barghest (taken from "Safernoc")
10. Yage – The Woodlands of Old (taken from "The Woodlands of Old")
11. 6 Oscillators In Remittance – Cloudscraper (taken from "Light Sense Dark Edge")
12. Heads of Agreement – Coast (taken from "The San Monta Tapes")
13. The Future Sound Of London – Stand A Little Less Between Me and The Sun (taken from "Environments 4")
14. The Amorphous Androgynous – High Tide On The Sea of Flesh (taken from "The Isness (limited 'Abbey Road' vinyl cut)")
15. Stakker Humanoid – Broken Machine (taken from "Your Body Sub Atomic")
16. The Future sound Of London – Globular (Shortform) taken from "A Gigantic Globular Burst of Antistatic"
17. Superheads – All Afloat (taken from "Service for Seekers")
18. Headstone Lane – Murder (taken from "Back In The Day")
19. The Future Sound Of London – Wooden Ships (taken from "Papua New Guinea. Translations")
20. EMS & Piano – Grazing [part 1] taken from "EMS and Piano"
21. Seafar – Comin Through (Comin Thru) taken from "Hegira"
22. The Future Sound Of London – Small Towns (taken from "Environments 2")

Part 2
01. The Future Sound Of London – Vertical Pig [live] taken from "In 2 Minds"
02. The Future Sound Of London – Wookii (taken from "From The Archives Vol.4")
03. Part-Sub-Merged – Held (taken from "Four Forests")
04. The Future Sound Of London – Desquamation (taken from "The Environments Series")
05. The Amorphous Androgynous – Riders (On The Circadian Rhythm) taken from "The Peppermint Tree"
06. Yage – Dry Wood (taken from "The Woodlands of Old (Outakes)")
07. The Field Recorders – Thunder Over Wellers (taken from "Kaptured")
08. The Future Sound Of London – Lizzard Crawl (taken from "From the Archives Vol.1")
09. Neotropic – Home (taken from "Prestatyn")
10. Blackhill Transmitter (Superheads) – Loko Motive (Tenderlokomotive) taken from Blackhill Transmitter ("Service for Seekers")
11. The Future Sound Of London – Long Shadows (taken from "From The Archives Vol.3")
12. The Future Sound Of London – North Arctic (taken from "Environments 2")

[~2:45] 13. Yage – Pygmy (taken from "Pygmy People") - (~35:41) 35:48~38:33 (~2:52)

14. The Future Sound Of London – Distant Nebulus (taken from "From The Archives Vol.2")
15. The Future Sound Of London – Hydro Medusa (Hydromedusa) taken from "From The Archives Vol.7"
16. The Future Sound Of London – Tokyo Travel (Tokyo Traveller) taken from "From The Archives Vol.5"
17. The Future Sound Of London – Exchanged / Tudor Oak (Manor Farm) taken from "From The Archives Vol.7" / "Electric Brain Storms Vol.2"
18. The Bringers – Bringer (taken from "One Foul Swoop")
19. The Amorphous Androgynous – Mr. Sponge’s Groovy Oscillations (taken from "The Peppermint Tree")

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Post by Ross » Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:18 pm

The Archives continue to go from strength to strength, with by far the strongest volume yet...

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The Future Sound of London - From the Archives Vol. 7

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Post by nanio tine » Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:03 pm

slow down mate, lots of new entries but not saying so much in them!

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Post by Ross » Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:10 pm

Hah, I have been overdoing it a bit lately, back to a calmer rate now I think.
That said, the truth is, there's simply less to say about some of these more recent releases. Interviews about new FSOL material pretty much dry up after 2009 - other than a few words on Facebook about Environment Five - and a lot of the material just has less of a history. I'm not looking forward to doing something like 7 Songs, which is going to be "another acid banger," "another acid banger," etc. for the track by track.

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Post by Ross » Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:58 pm

2012 remixes, compilation tracks and production work, on which Amorphous and FSOL officially go their separate ways, Brian and Gaz produce a Noel Gallagher song, and the most obscure FSOL track trickles out into the world.

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Post by Ross » Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:14 pm

Today, four EPs released together in August 2013. The first three could almost be mixed up and form a consistent album of their own; the fourth is very different.
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Blackhill Transmitter - EP

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EMS : Piano - One

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Sand Sound Folly - Salient Moons 1973

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Suburban Domestic - Stillness

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Post by mcbpete » Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:52 pm

Wait ... I've never heard of those last two ! Brain doing dub ?! Gimme :D *trundles off to fsoldigital*

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Post by Ross » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:14 pm

Just a brief one today:
Andy Cato - The Coastal Path Florence to Rome (Amorphous Androgynous MPB Mix). Yes, it's not even the right title.
The Future Sound of London - Lakeside. An ambient track and the first time FSOL work with Touched.

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Post by Ross » Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:57 pm

Some more Amorphous today, with the intriguing pair of Cartel albums, notably for being the first instrumental albums of the psychedelic Amorphous era, but also because several tracks contain elements that would go on to become part of the next two Environments albums.

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The Amorphous Androgynous - Monstrous Bubble Soundtracks Presents The Cartel Vol. 1
...which is mostly your usual Amorphous fare, with plenty of guitar and flute freakouts...

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The Amorphous Androgynous - Monstrous Bubble Soundtracks Presents The Cartel Vol. 2
...which I only now realised is actually very FSOL in places, with a lot of tracks feeling much more like the FSOLDigital side-projects and occasionally the Environments series than Amorphous. I barely gave this albums a listen on release, but this second volume really impressed me today, and I expect I'll be giving it many more listens in the months to come...


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The Amorphous Androgynous – Solid Steel Radio Cartel Mix (22/11/13)
...and a radio mix to promote them. And with that, 2013 is done!

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Post by Ross » Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:53 pm

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FSOL - The Electric Brain Storm Document Eight
A very odd EBS today, very low on electronic music. This one took me bloody ages, given the obscurity of so many of the tracks.

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