Tuesday, 20 June 2017

20/06/17 - June calendar track from Archive 9

A few days later than normal, but this month's calendar track is finally here. Back to being FSOL again, the track is called 'Shrinking World', and is also acting as a preview for (and confirmation of) Archive 9, on which it will also feature.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

18/05/17 - new Dougans/Cobain/Appleton/White collab album due

In what's turning out to be an absurdly busy month for news, we have news of a new collaboration between Dougans and Cobain, Robin Appleton of Cranium Pie, and Will White, regular FSOL/Amorphous collaborator and ex-Propellerhead. Info:

artist: Ai (stands for Audio intelligence)

album: Paradigmension

release date: will drop digitally on June 23 via Blurred Recordings

people on this project: Robin Appleton, Will White, Brian Dougans, Garry Cobain

The brainchild of Robin Appleton — founder of underground cult psych/prog band Cranium Pie and Tronsonic, unique tape-sampled virtual synthesizers — Ai (standing for Audio intelligence) is a collective of friends and collaborators, including Will White of Propellerheads, who contributed ideas and new mixes to Paradigmension, a 17-track album of electronic soul. The hard-to-define release was originally conceived as a soundtrack project for TV and film and was built around Appleton's home-made Tronsonic samples.

Ahead of the release, you can download 1 track, the LP cut of "So High - I Can Reach The Sun" here.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

17/05/17 - Uncovered: SickOnes / Yage - Violition EP (Yage Remix)

It appears this was posted as a free downloaded last July, but went considerably under the radar (it's currently had 73 plays...). Frome-based hardcore punk band SickOnes had their debut EP 'Torn apart by YAGE', creating 'a unique blend of hardcore punk and experimental electronic music.'

If you ever wanted to hear hardcore screams to the backing of glitched drums, 303 squelches and birdsong, here's your opportunity. Grab it for free from the SickOnes Soundcloud.

17/05/17 - Calendar track 5: Humanoid - Propagate

This month's calendar track comes from Humanoid, with a piece called Propagate. Check your inboxes, everyone!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

09/05/17 - Lifeforms 2LP repress coming in October

Rob Cagni has been running the Lifeforms repress group over on Facebook, and Brian has revealed to him the news that the vinyl edition will be repressed by Virgin EMI, due for a release in October. No news whether there will be a deluxe CD reissue alongside it, but either way, this interest in FSOL's back catalogue from the label is a very good sign, as the band's music hasn't seemed to be much of a priority in the past. Here's hoping this is the start of a proper reissue campaign!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

07/05/17 - A:E:V CD now available from FSOLDigital

Grab your Archived : Environmental : Views CD from FSOLDigital now. Handily the tracklist given on the website doesn't include the two extra tracks revealed yesterday.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

06/05/17 - Two bonus tracks on A:E:V CD?

Mr. Dougans left me a cryptic message about two extra tracks on the CD version of A:E:V, and having had a bit of a squint at the tiny back cover image on Boomkat, it definitely looks like there are two more tracks after 'Viewed from Little Boats' that haven't been listed in the press release. So... that's odd.

Edit: tracks 23 and 24 are 'Half Light' and 'Perpendicular'.