Wednesday, 17 January 2018

17/1/18 - Abbey Road cut of The Isness coming on vinyl

Brian has briefly mentioned, buried deep in a nest of comments in a FSOL group on Facebook, that the Abbey Road cut (the infamous 'mispress' version) of The Isness is due to be released on 180g vinyl in the future. That is all.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

13/01/18 - New FSOL and Humanoid on Touched Music

Touched Music continue their series of charity compilations with a 2CD set entitled Found Sound. Included among the 31 tracks are 'Infrablack-080101-215' by Humanoid, and 'Origin Flow', credited to FSOL-Digitana-SX1 (likely to be another live jam incorporating the SX1). The Humanoid track is streamable, and comes as a download with the pre-order. The full version is likely to be up very soon, with all tracks streamable. Humanoid's track is also on YouTube:

Check out the album on Bandcamp here.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

28/12/17 - Lifeforms LP pre-order on Amazon

The Lifeforms LP repress is now available to pre-order on Amazon UK here. It's been a while in coming, but it's finally just around the corner.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

20/12/17 - 2017 Calendar Album now complete

2017's Calendar Album is now complete, with the track 'The Listening Room' arriving in everybody's inboxes this morning (note that the first email had an incorrect link, which was fixed by a second email shortly afterwards). The full tracklist of the album is:

01. FSOL - Shorelines
02. FSOL - Dox 2
03. Blackhill Transmitter 17th
04. Indo Tribe - Kwase
05. Humanoid - Propagate
06. FSOL - Shrinking World
07. FSOL - Riverbed
08. FSOL - Rainy Third Street
09. FSOL - Commensalism
10. FSOL - Sol7 (Mx 107)
11. Yage - AP.BAC
12. FSOL - The Listening Room

The album's running time is 56:48.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

14/12/17 - SX-One preview album now available

An album of pieces showing the versatility of the FSOL/Digitana synth the SX-One is now available to download from FSOLDigital, as mp3 or FLAC, with six bonus videos. The site describes the album as:

4 tracks – 45 mins in total – live improvisations using the FSOL:DIGITANA sx-1
Also includes 4 videos – filmed at the time of recording – showing the SX-1 in the recording chain
In addition a further 2 videos as a bonus
A pitch and tempo is decided, a timeline is peppered with hits and noises
These act as que markers to move the synth settings and sequences forward
A set of sequences were created and stored for random access
The main time generator is started and the result is recorded to 1/4” 15ips tape on a Nagra IVs

TRACKS
01 – Xertz (12:19)
02 – Opotograms (11:58)
03 – Origin Flows (5:12)
04 – Minimally Conscious (15:05)


The videos - one for each track, plus the Stochastic Process and SX-1 in Berlin come as separate files to download on the FSOLDigital account page, probably to keep down the size (up to 150MB per video).

Friday, 24 November 2017

24/11/17 - Karsten Pflum - Borg Acid (Rebuilt By Humanoid)

Brian's been on remixing duties again for Touched, this time 'rebuilding' a track by Karsten Pflum for the Love Canticles album. Listen to & grab the record from the link above.

24/11/17 - FSOLDigital Black Friday sale

Many FSOLDigital items are at reduced prices for the Black Friday weekend, running through to midnight on Sunday 26th November. There's actually a 'Black Friday' category linked to from the email the band have sent out, but it just leads to a 404 error page, so your best option is just to travel over to FSOLDigital and have a browse for yourself. All reduced items - physical and downloads - are marked with a 'sale!' signifier.