Monday, November 29, 2004

Some Classic Future Sound Of London

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Ah, the good old days. Future Sound Of London had a good run during the '90s, creating mesmerizing, ambient electronica. They let their experimental side rule, and often the results were smoking, although it could get a bit pretentious. They went from their early days of straight up electro house to crazy, noise filled ambience mixed with fat breakbeats. Then they decided to go off of their rockers and become a hippy prog rock band. For me the magic was gone. These are some of my fave FSOL moments.

Papua New Guinea (Original 12" Version) (from the Papua New Guinea CD single issued in 1996). An absloute classic dance tune.

The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman (from 1995's ISDN).

Snake Hips (from 1995's ISDN)

We Have Explosive (Radio Edit) (from 1997's We Have Explosive CD single). Crushingly huge.


heath said...

hell yea FSOL! they helped introduce me to "techno" or whatever the hell back w/ Papau NG. blew my grungy high school mind. w/ Jam & Spoon's "Stella". yea.

deus|diabolus said...

You may already know this, but I thought I would mention for those who will come across this later that Riz Maslen, who records her own bad self under the name NEOTROPIC, is the owner of that beautiful otherworldly voice in the middle of "Papua New Guinea".

Anonymous said...

the main vocals used in 'papa new guinea' samples Dead Can Dance's 'dawn of the inconoclast' track. the vocalist was lisa gerrad