Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

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Post by Dennis » Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:20 pm

Very interesting reads everything. I really wonder what Gaz & Brian are thinking of "Alice..." today. And how it compares in their view to the Isness. I personally would also view The Isness as the album I prefer from that era. "Alice..." is far from bad, I listened to it quite extensively when it came out back in 2005, but I too find myself not to return to it very often in the last years.

What about the MPB broadcasts that turned into MPB 5 & 6 from pod room? Weren't they also from 2005 as part of a promotional campaign?
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Post by Ross » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:27 pm

Ok, so I couldn't actually find out when they were broadcast, I have three dates for each show. Sigh.

Gaz Cobain - BBC 6Music Psychedelic Mini Mixes
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol. 5
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol. 6.

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Post by Ross » Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:34 pm

Rounding up 2005 with more Amorphous stuff:
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A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol. 7, 30/10/05
Earthcore Global Carnival, Melbourne, 26/11/05
Earthcore The Peak Crossing, Jimna, 03/12/05
Earthcore Hits Queensland, Brisbane, 05/12/05
Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, ??/12/05


Good news for Amorphousophobes, that's about it for a long time now. There are a handful of mixes and releases spread out over the next 16 years, but they're very much in the minority. Back to electronics once more...




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Post by mcbpete » Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:16 pm

Interesting your ears hear the opener Lizzard Crawl as being Dead Cities era, I'd always heard it as an culled track from the Lifeforms era - Think these are the tracks it reminds me of ... I think ... possibly another track around that era that I'm not remembering ... god my memory is bum :D




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Post by Ross » Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:34 pm

Oh it’s definitely got a Lifeforms vibe, it’s only the technical aspects - that slap bass sound, the samplers being full of complex beats rather than loads of squelching sounds - that suggest Dead Cities. I think that’s the reason great tracks like this and Distant Memories weren’t released at the time as they sound so different to the albums of that era.

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From the Archives Vol. 2
Track-by-track is in the entry, can't be arsed posting 22 links here!

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Zeebox - 1984-1987 (Vol. 1)

Track-by-track linked on the page.

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Post by Ross » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:44 pm

Three oft-overlooked albums from the launch of FSOLDigital. Difficult to do track-by-tracks for these as many either follow a formula or are very abstract.
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Part-Sub-Merged - Four Forests South of Frome

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Polemical - Hand-Made Devices

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Heads of Agreement - The San Monta Tapes

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Post by Ross » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:24 pm

A handful of fairly inconsequential releases, followed by an important entry to the From the Archives series. All track-by-tracks linked from entry pages.

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The Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea (2007)

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Metropolis - Metropolis (2007)

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The Future Sound of London - Archived

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The Future Sound of London - From the Archives

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The Future Sound of London - From the Archives Vol. 4

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