Thursday, 1 November 2018

01/11/18 - 30303 EP out now!

Humanoid's 30303 EP, featuring the new breakbeat version of 'Stakker Humanoid', as well as new tracks 'Skatter' and 'Blunt', is available from FSOLDigital now as a 12" and digital download, alongside a new Humanoid poster.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

23/10/18 - Stakker 30th anniversary remake and October calendar track

Coming in November, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 'Stakker Humanoid', is a new 12":
30 years ago this month (Nov 1988), Humanoid - 'Stakker Humanoid was the UK's no. 1 song in the dance charts - it would stay no. 1 for five weeks, also charting in the UK top 20 at no. 17. Now regarded as an acid house classic anthem and hailed as the first real UK acid house track to break the top 20. Humanoid music from 1988 was also used in Stakker - Eurotechno, now housed in the museum of modern art (New York) and cited as a major influence on early Aphex Twin music / Rephlex.

To celebrate, Humanoid (Brian Dougans - FSOL) has reworked the original into a 2018 breaks monster with two equally killer tracks on the b-side: 'Skatter' and 'Blunt'.

The 12" is due out on 30th November, with copies likely shipping earlier from FSOLDigital.

In other news, this month's calendar track is yet another '90s piece which almost made it to Archived 9, 'Transmission Edit 6'.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

27/09/18 - Archived 9 now available to order

Archived 9 is now available to order from The album is available in CD, LP, FLAC and 320kbps mp3 format. Physical copies will ship from the 29th September, aiming to arrive on the 'official' release date of 1st October. Purchases of the CD and digital come bundled with a download of the vinyl-exclusive tracks. Archived 9-themed hoodies and t-shirts are also available from the site!

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

25/09/18 - September's calendar track and Archived 9 trailer.

This month's calendar track, 'Memories of a Yesterday', has been sent and should be in subscriber's inboxes now. It was an Archived 9 candidate that didn't end up selected, and if this is the quality of a track that didn't make it, then we're in for an incredible album next month.

Speaking of Archived 9, the first trailer for the album, featuring the first look at an animated version of the new Spike model, is now on the FSOL Instagram.

Friday, 14 September 2018

14/09/18 - FSOLDigital Mixcloud now open

To complement the Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Mixcloud page that opened earlier in the week, the FSOLDigital page is now active, opening with Electric Brain Storm 3.

Monday, 10 September 2018

10/09/18 - The Pod Room comes to Mixcloud & Archived 9 pre-order

Fans have been asking after the various Essential Mix, Electric Brain Storm and Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble radio shows, mixes and podcasts since they were taken down from The Pod Room due to complex rights issues, and now the band have responded by starting to upload the various shows to Mixcloud. So far there is an MPB page, containing the first upload, 2009's A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol. 8. Have a listen here

Hopefully more should follow in the not-too-distant future.

In other news, Archived 9 pre-orders should be appearing on FSOLDigital later this week.

10/09/18 - Archived 9 information and misinformation

Some Archived 9 news then.

CD tracklist:
1. Ocea
2. Semi Conscious Participant
3. Silent Midnight
4. Halfer
5. Embodied
6. Super Tide
7. Without You It's Meaningless
8. Oska Traveller
9. Slow Moving World
10. Propagate
11. Photographs Of An Object
12. A Constantly Changing Mind
13. Confirmation Bias
14. These Days
15. Riverbed
16. Extruded
17. Views Of A Empty Sky

LP tracklist:
A1: Ocea (6.38)
A2: Semi Conscious Participant (2.27)
A3: Silent Midnight (4.12)
A4: Halfer (4.34)
A5: Embodied (3.47)
A6: Super Tide (3.22)
B1: These Days (4.31)
B2: Slow Moving World (1.53)
B3: Propagate (3.41)
B4: Without You Its Meaningless (5.15)
B5: Light (3.05)
B6: Extruded (3.29)
B7: Views Of An Empty Sky (3.32)
B8: Plenary (1.24)

This means we have five CD exclusives:
'Oska Traveller'
'Photographs of an Object'
'A Constantly Changing Mind'
'Confirmation Bias'

And two LP exclusives:

So that's a double purchase for collectors. 'Riverbed' and 'Propagate' are from the 2017 Calendar album - bizarrely, 'Propagate' started life as a Humanoid track.

Various sites have release date listed as 29th September, 5th October and 19th October so far. It'll be on FSOLDigital before most of them no doubt, but then a certain German store was shipping My Kingdom Re-Imagined before FSOLDigital release earlier in the year, so who knows. Still, it's not a FSOL release without some confusion...