Wednesday, 3 September 2014

03/09/14 - Clip from 'Electric Brain Storm'

One of the tracks from the three track bonus EP available to those who pre-order through FSOLDigital will be called, interestingly, 'Electric Brain Storm'. Hear a clip below:

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

02/09/14 - Environment Five clips on Amazon

You can now hear rather low bitrate clips of Environment Five's 13 tracks on Amazon. Without giving too much away, it's fair to say that the Environments series has a definite sense of continuity, and this really charges ahead with the new sounds introduced on volume 4. Six days to release!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

28/08/14 - FM Lifeforms interview out now; MPB Down Under

The October issue of Future Music magazine (#283) is out now, and features the Lifeforms interview, in which Gaz reminisces about the making of and reactions to the album, and occasionally actually discusses specific tracks (although considerably less than you'd expect from a 'track-by-track'.)
He also mentions that 'this month' Amorphous Androgynous will be releasing a Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble album based around Australian music. Quite what 'this month' means - both in terms of literal understanding (it is technically an October issue, despite being out in August), and in terms of FSOL's alternate universe timestream when "soon" means "in two years" and press releases go out advertising things that never even happened (the 2008 Isness re-release, for one.)
Still, it sounds like a fascinating approach for a new MPB project, and one that will likely throw light on some wonderful obscurities from the culture of an oft-forgotten country.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

27/08/14 - Future Music Magazine Classic Album: Lifeforms

While you wait impatiently for Environment Five to come out in a couple of weeks, why not revisit the past with this month's issue of Future Music Magazine? Lifeforms is the magazine's 'classic album', and not only does it feature an interview with Gaz about the album, but it also contains a track-by-track description of the record by Mr. Cobain too.

Monday, 25 August 2014

25/08/14 - New E5 teaser

A third Environment Five teaser for everyone, this time Machines of the Subconscious, a beaty, electronic affair. The video also announces that the album will be shipping a week early (8th September) if ordered directly from FSOLDigital... The video description states pre-orders made on / from 26th August will receive a free 3-track bonus EP on release. We're not sure if that's only on 26th August or any date after that... confirmation soon.
EDIT: all FSOLDigital pre-orders will receive the bonus EP on release, not just those placed on 26th August.

Oh, and that video:

25/08/14 - And we have a cover