Friday 29 March 2024

29/03/24 - New FSOL track on Touched compilation

 'D05 sk', a new FSOL track, is now available on the 2CD / download compilation Full Spectrum on Touched Music. The compilation is raising funds for REACH, a charity helping young autistic people and their families. Grab it here

Thursday 22 February 2024

22/02/24 - ISDN tracklist

So we have a tracklist for the expanded ISDN. As predicted, the 2LP version simply pastes the white edition tracks into the start of side D before ending with 'An End of Sorts'. Interestingly, the 2CD edition features the same running order, making it a 90 minute 18 track double album with strong similarities to Lifeforms, right down to CD1 containing eight tracks and running to roughly 40 minutes, and CD2 containing more and running to roughly 50. It looks set to be the 'definitive' version of the album - the question is, will we ever get something similar for Dead Cities (the answer is, of course, no).

A1 Just A Fuckin' Idiot
A2 The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman
A3 Appendage
A4 Slider
B1 Smokin' Japanese Babe
B2 You're Creeping Me Out
B3 Eyes Pop - Skin Explodes - Everybody Dead
B4 It's My Mind That Works
C1 Dirty Shadows
C2 Tired
C3 Egypt
C4 Are They Fightin' Us
C5 Hot Knives
D1 Kai
D2 Amoeba
D3 A Study Of Six Guitars
D4 Snake Hips
D5 An End Of Sorts

1-1 Just A Fuckin' Idiot
1-2 The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman
1-3 Appendage
1-4 Slider
1-5 Smokin' Japanese Babe
1-6 You're Creeping Me Out
1-7 Eyes Pop - Skin Explodes - Everybody Dead
1-8 It's My Mind That Works
2-1 Dirty Shadows
2-2 Tired
2-3 Egypt
2-4 Are They Fightin' Us
2-5 Hot Knives
2-6 Kai
2-7 Amoeba
2-8 A Study Of Six Guitars
2-9 Snake Hips
2-10 An End Of Sorts

Thursday 15 February 2024

15/02/24 - Record Store Day 2024: ISDN and From the Archives

ISDN will be getting a much overdue vinyl reissue for this year's Record Store Day, and apparently "audio from both versions has been amalgamated and sequenced by Brian Dougans". Whether this will be all 18 album tracks, or if b-sides like Snake Hips Part 2, Live in New York and Herd Killing will be present remains to be seen. A CD reissue is also happening, although the blurb states it's a single disc (which won't fit all 18 tracks), Rough Trade have announced a pre-order for a 2CD version. Time will tell. FSOLDigital's offering this year is less notable, a reissue of the 2007 2LP From the Archives compilation.

15/02/24 - Pulse Five expanded CD & download

As with the past few De:tuned releases, Pulse Five has been given an expanded CD and download release via FSOLDigital. This includes six additional tracks by FSOL, Smart Systems, Indo Tribe and Yage. For those digital purchasers who only want these, they can be purchased individually.

Tuesday 30 January 2024

30/01/24 - FSOL mix on We Are Various this Friday

De:Tuned's show on We Are Various this Friday will include an exclusive mix created to celebrate last week's release of Pulse Five. Tune in here at 9PM CET / 8PM GMT / some point in the afternoon in the US.

Thursday 25 January 2024

25/01/24 - 2024 Calendar

Here's the 2024 Calendar Album. This year's opens with a track first heard on the Mind Maps 4 Touched show, at the time advertised as being from E7.003 - so a recent one. As ever, purchasing the album will allow you access to the full album as it gets updated each month.

Saturday 13 January 2024

13/0/1/24 - Papua Boot

An interesting release today, Papua Re-Booted or Papua Boot 12. Basically this is a collection of four fan mixes, using that awful Future Music remix kit from 25 years ago, which has been given some official distro by Passion Music, making it a kind of official bootleg. Anyway, the FSOL Bandcamp is also selling copies, which can be grabbed here.