Tuesday, 21 February 2017

21/02/17 - New track on Unboxed Brain 12"

Following the recent vinyl box set compilation on Detuned, an EP of remixes is being released. The 12" includes remixes of tracks by B12 and Scanner - originally from the compilation - as well as a new FSOL piece, entitled Monolith. Have a listen over at Juno. It's out on 17th March, the same day as the next FSOLDigital Calendar track. Which, incidentally, will follow track 2, which came out a couple of days ago, and was called Dox 2.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

02/02/17 - FSOL/Digitana mailing list

Digitana and FSOL have set up a mailing list for anybody keen to hear updates on one or both of the synths they have been developing together, the HALia and SX-1. You can join the mailing list here.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

29/01/17 - Covert II & Digitana projects

FSOL have contributed a track to the second 'Covert' release on Touched Music. Although the aim of the release is to provide tracks with no signifier of artist and contributors, a photograph of the record in front of Brian's EMS gear, along with the fact that 'Sol A r Skies' sounds like it was taken from Environment Six, sort of let the cat out of the bag. There's a limited edition 12" EP version of the record available to pre-order from the Touched Bandcamp now, and a full 15-track CD edition will be available in March.

In other news, details about the FSOL synths have been released. The band have been working with developers Digitana on two synthesisers. Digitana make EMS-inspired gear, so it's no surprise that they've been working together. The budget model, the 'pocket sized' HALia (which can be heard as the sole instrument on E6's 'Symphony for Halia'), can be seen here, whilst the bigger, more in-depth, and undoubtedly more expensive, SX-1 Stand Alone Explorer - based on the original Synthi AKS KS Explorer - can be found here.

The HALia page features audio from the aforementioned 'Symphony...' and a brief description, whilst the SX-1 page features detailed specs but no audio. Release dates and prices are yet to be revealed, but they look and sound interesting - so click above and explore more.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

18/01/17 - First calendar track released.

The first track from the FSOL 2017 Calendar album was released yesterday, entitled 'Shorelines'. In typical FSOL form, a version at 160kbps was accidentally sent out, but a 320kbps version has been sent to everyone on the mailing list as of this afternoon. It's a dark, jazz-tinged piece. Check your email everyone...

Thursday, 8 December 2016

08/12/16 - EBS11 this Sunday, 5PM

Electric Brain Storms 11 will be broadcast on Friskyradio.com this Sunday 11th December, at 5PM (British time).

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

06/12/16 - EBS 11 coming this December.

Electric Brain Storm volume 11 is coming this December. That is all.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

24/11/16 - Black Friday four day sale

Tying in with this year's trend to extend Black Friday way beyond its usual 24 hour limit, FSOLDigital is having a four day Black Friday sale, starting today. You can grab vinyl, CDs, digital releases and t-shirts at a discount here. Meanwhile, two new t-shirts - the glitched lines representing Humanoid, and the Archived EP cover - are now available from the site.