Sunday, 17 June 2018

17/06/18 - We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal strings & single

Gaz has been posting live videos throughout the day on Facebook, charting the rehearsals and recording of the string section for the new Amorphous track 'We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal'. Links to all ten videos can be found on our new album updates thread over on the forum. He also revealed this snippet of information about the forthcoming longform single:

"This track will be an album length single this year with full album mid 2019"

Sunday, 20 May 2018

20/05/18 - Library Music on wider digital distribution

In an unusual move - and one we seemingly missed for some time - it seems two of the band's library music collections can now be easily purchased by general listeners. Some tension exists in the fanbase at the existence of a huge bulk of Dougans / Cobain tracks that are unable for fans to purchase, existing only in library music collections available to industry professionals licensing them for use in TV, film, radio etc. However, two recent collections - The Research Remixed and Jazzstep are on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon and, undoubtedly, all the other major digital distributors. The former is listed under the name Tripletone (the alias of Cranium Pie's Robin Appleton, whose tracks were remixed by Brian, Gaz and Will White under the name Bugbeats for this release), and the latter is simply listed as Brian Dougans, Garry Cobain, Will White. The two sets are around half an hour each and quite enjoyable, particularly The Research Remixed, which was the first Dougans / Cobain / Appleton / White project, a lineup that has since gone on to record last year's Paradigmension album under the name Ai.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

13/05/18 - Roel Funcken remixes Humanoid

Roel Funcken remix album Dear of the Yog is now available on Touched Music, with all proceeds to the Soi Dog charity. Pre-orders include a bonus track Humanoid - Posthuman (Roel Funcken rmx)


Friday, 11 May 2018

11/05/18 - SX-1 prices and dates go live

Email news today for those with large wallets


Having spent considerable time and investment in designing, building and testing 3 prototype SX1 units, and having gained, in the process, a better understanding of the total costs involved, we are in a position to announce the price of the SX-1 as £3500+V.A.T.

We will start to take advanced orders in June. Information on the procedure for placing an order will be given in due course, directly to those people already signed up to the email list and also via the FSOL and Digitana Electronics websites.

Please note the initial production run of the SX1 is for 25 units.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

06/05/18 - Abbey Road Isness features alternate, unreleased versions

In a move we probably should have predicted, knowing the album's history, it seems Brian and Gaz haven't actually offered an official release of the 2002 mispress version in their Abbey Road Version of The Isness, but a new unheard mix of the album. It's all uses versions from the mispress edition - six of the tracks are identical - but 'Osho' and 'Divinity' are alternate, extended mixes, 'Meadows' features an entirely new outro including elements of 'The Seasons Turn', 'Her Tongue is Like a Jellyfish' and 'Mello Hippo' lack their orchestral outro and intro respectively, and 'Galaxial' cuts off the 'I love you' outro section. 'Egghead' is also in a different place on the tracklist, and 'Yes My Brother' is missing. So there you go kids, yet another version of The Isness to collect.

Friday, 4 May 2018

04/05/18 - Minor news

The next Synthi A album will be called Octagon Trees.
We should hopefully have access to all the Kiss / BBC / MPB mixes again in the not-too-distant future.
Brian is currently working through newly discovered boxes of DATs from 1990 - 1993. There is a lot of music.
Possible Peppermint Tree 2LP to coincide with next year's new Amorphous album.
Potentially some new Part-Sub-Merged on the way.
New library collection coming to Extreme later in the year: Beat-Bug-Breaks.
Seltrac is back in stock.
The final The Isness and My Kingdom Record Store Day 12"s are available from FSOLDigital. My Kingdom CDs and digitals are now available.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

03/05/18 - RSD stock coming tomorrow

Good news for those holding out for Record Store Day stock - along with the My Kingdom Re-Imagined CD, copies of both RSD LPs will be available from FSOLDigital tomorrow. Stock will be limited, so get in quick!