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

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:39 pm
by 808Spense
Really loved this one and regret not picking up the vinyl at the time. I preferred Environmental to Environments 6 and 6.5, which I thought would have been better as a single album. I saw Archived as a 'From the Archives' best of and a a great entry point for anyone that hadn't kept up with the Archives releases.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:16 am
by Ross
I thought Six and 6.5 would have been better as a single album at first, but as time's gone on I've grown to see them very much as different albums. For me, the issue was releasing them together, which was totally overwhelming. Doing the Envi 7 trilogy over the space of a year seems a much more sensible route.
I think Environmental probably has fewer standout tracks than Six and 6.5 (there's no equivalent of Halia or Hollow Earth), but the AEV CD is my most listened to album of theirs since Environment Five, so I'm probably with you on preferring it to the other two.


Here's a bizarre and totally overlooked record. I'm not that keen on it, but it was interesting to revisit...
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Ai - Paradigmension


And the first in a series of books with accompanying EPs... I'm hoping they get back onto the series soon. Maybe. Although it's not like there isn't enough coming this year (up to eight releases expected already).
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FSOL - Ramblings of a Madman Vol. 1

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

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:20 pm
by Ross
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FSOL:Digitana - The SX-One Live Improvisations
Some live-in-studio jams.

2017 Remixes and compilation tracks
And some more work for Touched and De:Tuned, as well as a remix for our very own Nmesh.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:47 pm
by Ross
2018, then.

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2018 Calendar Album
Another very enjoyable bunch of tracks here.

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Ramblings of a Madman Vol. 2
More stories and a really great EP here.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:00 pm
by Ross
It's Record Store Day again, and instead of keeping things simple, Brian and Gaz instead start another going series...
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The Future Sound of London - My Kingdom Re-Imagined

...and release another mix of The Isness.
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The Amorphous Androgynous - The Isness (The Abbey Road Version)

...and with that, we enter the final 24 hours. Before starting this blog, I made a playlist in my iTunes with every single release in the order I was going to write about them, and have been deleting them as I go along. At the start, there was more than ten days' worth of material, and there's now less than a day. The end is nigh.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:35 pm
by Ross
And so we enter an era where even record titles aren't concrete...
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The Future Sound of London - From the Archives Vol. 9 / Archived 9

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Humanoid - 30303 EP / Stakker Humanoid 30303

A brief rebundling of some earlier remixes for the Stakker 30th anniversary...
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Humanoid - Remixes EP

Humanoid's very first radio mix...
Humanoid - In Session 2nd-4th November 2018, Solid Steel, 05/12/18

And a lot of unheard material on the third Touched night...
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Touched Music FSOL Night 3, 14/12/18

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

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:23 pm
by Ross
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2019 Calendar Album
A good one, this.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:11 pm
by Ross
Third and final (so far) in the series, and the last FSOLDigital book published to date.
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Ramblings of a Madman Vol. 3

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

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:16 pm
by Ross
The re-recording series continues...
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Yage 2019

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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:26 pm
by Ross
Brian brings the IDMzzzz on the first Humanoid album in 30 years.
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Humanoid - Built by Humanoid

And the 12th and final Electric Brain Storm...
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The Future Sound of London - Electric Brain Storms Document 12, Soundcloud, 30/12/18

And a couple of very small releases:
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Humanoid / Yage - MOA016

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The Amorphous Androgynous – 2020 Calendar Bonus Tracks

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

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:41 pm
by Ross
Rounding out the decade!
2019 Remixes and compilation tracks

And a new radio mix, away from the Electric Brain Storms series, with a very different sound and feel...
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The Future Sound of London - Planet Earth, Chill Lover Radio, 26/12/19