Thursday, 27 April 2017

27/04/17 - New music library album discovered

Now obviously with the triple album Archived : Environmental : Views, double album Environment Six plus, and the first third of the Calendar Album all released in the last six months, what you're all obviously begging for is 23 new FSOL tracks. And now you can have them! Another album of library music has been uncovered. This album, The Research Remixed, features 23 remixes of material from Robin Appleton's original The Research album created by the trio of Brian Dougans, Will White and Gaz Cobain, operating under the name Bugbeats.

As with all the library music, it is unavailable to purchase unless for professional purposes, but you can listen to all of the remixes here.

Monday, 17 April 2017

17/04/17 - Calendar track 4

Calendar purchasers should check their inboxes for the latest instalment. This track, 'Kwase', surprisingly, comes from Indo Tribe, and appears to be a very early version of 'Just a Fuckin' Idiot'.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

12/04/07 - A:E:V CD on its way

Those of you who will doubtless miss the 3LP version of Archived : Environmental : Views on Record Store Day, not to mention people without a turntable: you can now rejoice, knowing that you'll at least be able to own 22 of the 35 exclusive tracks on CD. A single disc compilation of two thirds of the new material is coming on 5th May. Tracklist below:

1. Persistence of Vision
2. Normality Returns
3. Hapn
4. Semi Detached
5. Unforth
6. Its Very Existence
7. Fallin Through
8. Sea Pig
9. Opposite of Thought
10. Looking out a Narrow Window
11. Drifting In and Out
12. Silence in her Eyes
13. Boulton
14. Intermodulation Distortion
15. Everyone who is not here
16. A Place in the Wilderness
17. Where you Going
18. Late October
19. The House in the Woods
20. Viewed from Pushkinova 7
21. In a way, they do..
22. Viewed from Little Boats

Thursday, 6 April 2017

06/04/17 - Digitana exhibiting SX-1 at Superbooth '17

This year's Superbooth exhibit in Berlin will have the SX-1 on display at the Digitana stand, Booth 0300. The show runs from 20th to 22nd April. Read more on the Superbooth website.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

22/03/17 - Press release & tracklist for Archived Environmental Views

"This Triple album brings together the two main strands of FSOL's current output, namely the "From the Archives" series and the "Environments" albums. Comprising a total 48 tracks, 35 of them are new or previously unreleased:

Vinyl 1 is the Archives album which pulls 8 previously released tracks from the series but in some cases new mixes of these tracks have been created specially for this release. The other 9 tracks are unreleased Archive tracks from the vast vaults of FSOL. The "From the Archives" series is no exercise in barrel scraping, FSOL are well known for their prodigious output regularly going through periods of creating several tracks a day. Many of these tracks would be 'lost' only for not fitting current projects, created only for special live events and broadcasts or would change so drastically during the recording process that the original version would bear little resemblance to the released track. From the Archives seeks to give light to these tracks that are as good as anything released on their 'official' albums.

Vinyl 2 is the Environments album, 16 brand new tracks which continues the journey along the ambient environmental path. As the title suggests, each Environments album is a journey through a specific mood, place or environment.

Vinyl 3 brings together much of the piano work FSOL have done over the years and also includes 2 new cover versions of tracks by Brian Eno and his brother Roger Eno. The piano is mainly played by Grammy Nominated / Ivor Novello Winner DANIEL PEMBERTON - well known for his film score work - (Gold, Steve Jobs, King Arthur). Views contains 10 previously unreleased tracks - 15 tracks in total"

Outer Heaven (2017 Version)
Mouth Muse
Culture Of Individuality
Fault Line
5 Months 5 Acres
Light Forming ( 2017 Edit )
Mango Tree
Where You Going
Lizard Crawl
This Day Before Me
Gas Mask 13
Numbers And Colours
Loudoun Hill
She Fell Backwards

Persistence Of Vision
Normality Returns
Semi Detached
Its Very Existence
Sea Pig
Opposite Of Thought
Looking Out A Narrow Window
Drifting In And Out
Silence In Her Eyes
Intermodulation Distortion
Everyone Who Is Not Here
In A Way, They Do..

Viewed From Pushkinova 7
A The Wilderness
Viewed From Below The Surface (2017 Version)
Viewed From Little Boats
Late October
The Oldest Lady
Viewed Through Apertures
Viewed From An Obscure Angle
Viewed From Far Hills
Viewed From Across The Room
Viewed From Rosey's Perspective
Viewed From Under Leaves
Source Of Uncertainty (Original Long Mix )
The House In The Woods
Viewed From Above

Friday, 17 March 2017

17/03/17 - Blackhill Transmitter provide the third calendar track

An amusingly worded message comes with the new calendar track, which should be in your inbox now if you're a calendar purchaser:
"This time Blackhill Transmitter have kindly donated a track from their latest studio sessions. If you click HERE you can download the track "17th".

Blackhill Transmitter's new EP will be available soon."

Friday, 10 March 2017

10/03/17 - Archived : Environmental : Views - Record Store Day release.

Every vinyl tout's favourite day is underway and lined up for 22nd April 2017. This year, FSOL break with tradition and instead of providing an updated version of an old release, come up with a new triple LP release. Yes, just in case you thought a double album late last year was enough to keep us fans going, we now have a new three album set to look forward to.

Released as three vinyl albums, the album - or compilation, really - is called Archived : Environmental : Views. Not much imagination is required to guess that the first LP will be a selection of tracks from the archives, the second LP will be new or updated-old material recorded as part of the Environments series, and the third LP will be tracks in the 'Viewed From' modern classical vein. The tracklist for Views is below, no news on the tracklists for the other just yet...

Viewed from Pushkinova 7
A Place in the Wilderness
Viewed from Below the Surface (2017 Version)
Viewed from Little Boats
Late October
The Oldest Lady
Viewed Through Apertures
Viewed from an Obscure Angle
Viewed from Fer Hills
Viewed from Across the Room
Viewed from Rosey's Perspective
Viewed from Under Leaves
Source of Uncertainty (Original Long Mix)
The House in the Woods
Viewed from Above

More news on this soon!