Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

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Post by Ross » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:51 pm

Bringing the band's busiest year to a close with a lot of Stakker Humanoid remixes.

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Post by Ross » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:11 pm

Today, on Fractional Difference...

The From the Archives series steps up a level...
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FSOL - From the Archives Vol. 5

...30 minutes of Gaz Cobain dancing...
The Amorphous Androgynous - Kazan, Russia, 30/08/08

... an Amorphous Androgynous gig that was actually advertised...
The Amorphous Androgynous - Hermitage Garden, Moscow, 31/08/08

...Gaz does some DJing...
Gaz Cobain - Reworks Festival, Thessaloniki, 20/09/08

...and I finally found the source of the superb "you've been waiting a long time for this" sample in EBS3, and it's really, really not what I was expecting.
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FSOL - Electric Brain Storms 3, Frisky Radio, 26/09/08

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Today, on Fractional Difference...

...three whole hours of Electric Brain Storms...
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The Future Sound of London - Electric Brain Storms 2, The Pod Room, 15/11/08

...the first remix in six years...
2008 Remixes

...and Noel Gallagher's album of the year.
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The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol 1 - Cosmic Space Music

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Post by Ross » Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:45 pm

Today on Fractional Difference, we hit 2009, a year almost completely defined by gigs and transmissions...

...FSOL goes full on hauntology...
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FSOL - Electric Brain Storms Vol. 4

...they then go on to confuse everyone at BLOC...
FSOL - BLOC Festival, 13/03/09

...Gaz talks to Rob Da Bank for two hours...
Gaz Cobain's A-Z of Psychedelia, BBC Radio 1, 23/03/09

...another Amorphous gig...
The Amorphous Androgynous - Kiev, 11/05/09

...and a proper FSOL gig with some great live reworkings...
FSOL - Existenz, Athens, 23/05/09

...oh, and another Amorphous gig there's no record of anywhere.
The Amorphous Androgynous - Bangers N Mash Festival, 30/05/09

I've now got past the end of Pandemonium's thread, meaning I'm on my own. Expect mix tracklists to be a lot worse from this point on!

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Today on Fractional Difference...

...Amorphous remix Oasis...
Oasis - Falling Down (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Mix)

...FSOL get lost in the jungle...
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FSOL - Electric Brain Storm Vol. 5 (I Stood There, Motionless)[/b]

...and Gaz does his final on-stage DJ sets.
Park Live Festival, 18/06/09
Harvest Psychedelic Festival, 03/07/09
Beat Herder, 04/07/09


Struth, that EBS tracklist was a pain doing completely by myself!

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Post by Dennis » Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:55 pm

EBS 5 was my favourite EBS mix for a long time along with 4 & 6 close behind.

Awesome, unique atmosphere with this weird narrator, and lot of interesting unknown stuff to explore. Almost everything on there completely unheard for me. Incredibly dark and eerie in parts (that "Elegi" track, wow)
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Post by Ross » Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:16 pm

All of Elegi's stuff is harrowingly bleak, one of his tracks has what sounds like a child crying chopped up throughout it.

7's my favourite EBS and possibly my favourite FSOL mix ever. But not there for a while yet.

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Post by Ross » Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:32 pm

Today on Fractional Difference...

...the final volume in the Zeebox series...
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Zeebox - 1984-1987 (Vol. 3)

...the final Gaz DJ set and almost the final Amorphous live show (+ many others)...
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Tent, Green Man Festival, 23/08/09

...the final FSOL live show...
FSOL - Bestival 11/09/09

...and a bizarre sampler.
FSOL - The Archives - Sampler 1

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Post by eoghan » Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:20 pm

Hello there, I'm really enjoying these write-ups. So much stuff I didn't know!

Just want to say I saw AA do another gig on 6th Sept 2009 at Electric Picnic in Ireland.
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They were due on at midnight but after much faffing started about 1am I think. It was well attended by people wandering in after other headline acts ended.
I don't remember much of the setlist and didn't record any video (I was snobbish about cameras at gigs then!). The venue 'body and soul' is sort of a natural amphitheatre and great for more intimate performances.

Apart from Gaz, the the only other musician I recognised was Alisha Sufit. I spotted the sitar player in a later band photoshoot.
They did play All is Harvest, Falling Down (sung by Alisha) and ended with We have Explosive, which got a good reaction.

Gaz commented that the Falling Down remix was the last official Oasis release before they broke up, which was just a week or 2 before.

Anyway thanks to your great work, I'm revisiting a lot of their music now! Cheers

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Post by Ross » Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:08 pm

Oh bloody hell, wow. Thanks for that. What a great first post! I think that sums up the 'not actually promoting gigs' aspect of the Amorphous live stuff better than anything else. Never heard of this before. Cheers!

Today on Fractional Difference, then...

...a gig nobody even knew happened until today...
The Amorphous Androgynous - Electric Picnic 06/09/09

...The Amorphous Androgynous support a man later convicted of physical abuse...
The Amorphous Androgynous - Kasabian Support HMV Forum (21/09/09)

...I write a surprisingly negative review of an album...
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The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind vol 2 - Pagan Love Vibrations

...more Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble...
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The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol 8, The Pod Room (07/11/09)

...and even more...
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The Amorphous Androgynous - Mojo Presents A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind

...and finally, some FSOL!
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FSOL - Electric Brain Storms Vol. 6 (The Most Secluded Place), The Pod Room (19/03/10)

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Post by eoghan » Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:47 pm

Ross wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:08 pm Oh bloody hell, wow. Thanks for that. What a great first post! I think that sums up the 'not actually promoting gigs' aspect of the Amorphous live stuff better than anything else. Never heard of this before. Cheers!

Haha no problem. I'm just annoyed I didn't record any of it! Now I think I remember a rock-y version of the Witchfinder, performed by Dave Sanderson, who also sang on a few other tracks. Bits and pieces coming back to me...

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Post by Ross » Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:34 pm

Feel free to keep me updated, I'll pop it all on the entry for the show!

Today on Fractional Difference...

...a very weird Archive...
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FSOL - From the Archives Vol. 6

...even more Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble...
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The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol 3 The 3rd Ear

...and a couple of Monstrous Bubble remixes, as well as Amorphous covering The Beatles...
2010 remixes and compilation tracks

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