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.

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