Fractional Difference - Exploring FSOL song-by-song

Feel free to talk about anything and everything FSOL related in this board.
User avatar
molo
Hardhead
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 3:05 pm

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

Post by molo » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:23 am

Never heard that peel session before. Fascinating. That echo/reverb reminds me of some of the Orb's recorded live output around 92/93.

Your write up suggests Lifeforms was the first track played, but the YouTube link has Expander first.

User avatar
Ross
Environmentalisations Se7en
Posts: 4030
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Contact:

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

Post by Ross » Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:24 pm

The YouTube link is wrong. :) Here's the tracklist of the entire John Peel show that night.

edit: here are some intros & outros from Mr. Peel himself showing that 'Lifeforms' came first and 'Space Hippy' last.

nanio tine
Hardhead
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:54 am

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

Post by nanio tine » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:40 pm

I remember the peel session when it first broadcast - I used to listen to peel regularly as he often played interesting dance/electronic tunes that id never heard - I knew papua but hadn't heard any other fsol and I remember thinking they were really different - especially space hippy with all the voicemails
great memories



User avatar
Ross
Environmentalisations Se7en
Posts: 4030
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Contact:

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

Post by Ross » Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:26 pm

Image
Kiss 100 FM Transmission 1

Image
Kiss 100 FM Transmission 2 / Transmission 4

Remind me never to do two of those in the same day, my brain is beginning to leak out of my ears.


User avatar
mcbpete
Far-out Son of Lung
Posts: 1249
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:25 pm
Contact:

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

Post by mcbpete » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:01 pm

Ross wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:44 pm ​​​​​​​-Pod Room
What an ending this track is. The final environment (Cactus) still gives me goosebumps when I hear it .... and nothing gives me goosebumps any more - it's like the weird combination of the pretty synths, the vocal snippets that sound like I'm being cursed, and the feedback followed by that quiet ambience/field recording breaks my brain and have experienced hours worth of sounds in just those few seconds !

User avatar
Ross
Environmentalisations Se7en
Posts: 4030
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Contact:

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

Post by Ross » Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:31 pm

Yeah, it's pretty incredible, isn't it? Some of those environments are as memorable as the tracks themselves.

Image
Amorphous Androgynous - Liquid Insects
-Sky-Scraper

Image
The Future Sound of London - Cascade
That took long enough to write, so I'll do a song-by-song for Cascade later in the week!

User avatar
gabo86
Hardhead
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:06 pm

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

Post by gabo86 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:50 am

Hi Ross,
congratulation for your work (but I told you so in another board of another band, you know).
I have just a question: as far as I know (source: Pande thread), the first two Zeebox have been released 5 days earlier than the first three Archives, but in your Discography they follow them. I know that it's just a matter of days, but I wanted to know if there is something I don't know (also, Discogs references to those dates).
Thank you in advance, your work is amazing and I'm enjoying it so much.

User avatar
Ross
Environmentalisations Se7en
Posts: 4030
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:03 pm
Contact:

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

Post by Ross » Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:32 pm

Everything was released on the same day, when FSOLDigital launched: Archives 1-3, Zeebox 1 & 2, The San Monta Tapes, Hand Made Devices, Four Forests and A Tiny Point of Light. March 17th, if my memory serves me correctly. No idea where the Discogs error came from.

& glad you're still enjoying the blog :)

Post Reply