Sunday, 12 October 2014

12/10/14 - EBS10: Micro Edition

A fifteen minute edition of The Electric Brainstorm series is due on 24th October. Electric Brainstorm 10: The Micro Edition will be part of the next Terminal Radio transmission, as organised by members of our very own forum. This particular edition sees Nmesh pull out all the stops, grabbing stars such as Youth, Ishq, DJ Food, Mixmaster Morris, Neotropic and Surface 10, alongside Terminal regulars Akkya and Sy Haze. Plus himself. And FSOL, of course. The FSOL mix will the premier of six unreleased FSOL and Zeebox tracks.

For those of you confused about the lack of EBS 9, it appears the opening track on the Environment 5 Bonus EP was actually volume 9 in the series, which is branching out into an all-round multi-media concept (a VHS version is still in the works.) You can tune in to Terminal Radio on Future Music at 1700 - 2000 BST (12PM EST) on 24th October.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

08/10/14 - Environment Six teaser??

Today, the FSOL and FSOLDigital Facebook pages showed an image with six CD covers, and the caption "THE ENVIRONMENT SERIES. Now available on FSOLDigital.com". The six cover is that of one of the inner booklet pages of Environments 2, suggesting that it might simply be there to add symmetry to the image. It's also possibly there to suggest that a sixth is on the way. Not that past teasers have meant imminent release (volumes three, four and five have all been mentioned two years before their actual release) but with the initial rumours of Five being a double album, and the lack of tracks such as the previously heard '******' and 'Strange Glare', there is always the possibility that Six might be here soon.
Or it could just be for symmetry purposes.

Check out the image and join the speculation here.

Friday, 3 October 2014

03/10/14 - From the Archives 8 on its way

The eighth volume in the band's From the Archives series is on its way. No release date set yet, but watch this space...

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.