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Astralwerks Turns 20!

#astralwerks20 I can’t believe it.  I feel so old now.  This was the label that got me into electronic music all of those years ago…  So, to celebrate their (belated) 20th birthday, I’ll share my favorite releases from their vast … Continue reading

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Ambient Bliss: Ben Neill’s “Green Machine”

Artist: Ben Neill Title: Green Machine Released: 1995 Label: Astralwerks Format: CD Genre: future jazz, ambient Keeping up with the Ambient Bliss series as the spring weather warms our bones, we move on to a classic release that tends to … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 23

Artist: FSOL Title: Teachings from the Electronic Brain – The Best of FSOL Released: 2006 Label: Virgin, Astralwerks Nearly fifteen years after the launch of the FSOL project and in the middle of the duo’s psychedelic escapades, this compilation arrives.  … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 15

Artist: FSOL Title: We Have Explosive Released: 1997 Label: Astralwerks, Virgin Format: 12”, CD Genre: Abstract, dub, electro, ambient, break beat FSOL present, “We Have Explosive,” perhaps their second most popular single and the last official release prior to 2002 … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 10

Artist: FSOL Title: ISDN Released: 1994, 1995 Label: Astralwerks, Virgin Format, CD (limited), CD, 2×12” Genres:  Ambient, experimental, abstract, IDM In early 1994, the Future Sound of London decided they weren’t going to do the typical stage touring show that … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 8

Artist: FSOL Title:  Lifeforms (Paths) Released: 1994 Label:  Astralwerks, Virgin Format: CD, 12” Genre:  Ambient, IDM, leftfield A few months after their wildly successful “Lifeforms” double album, this single hits the shelves.  Though, it feels more like a mini-album of … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 7

Artist:  Future Sound of London Title:  Lifeforms Label:  Virgin UK, Astralwerks Released:  1994 Format: 2xCD, or 2×12” “Lifeforms” was released on May 16th, 1994 in the UK and on May 20th in the US.  My brother bought a copy in … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 5

I’ve listened to so much FSOL in the last two days that I may take a break from this project to review something else… Artist: The Future Sound of London Title: Cascade Released: 1993 (reissue on CD in the US … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, pt. 4

Artist: Amorphous Androgynous Title: Liquid Insects Released: 1993 Label: Astralwerks Format: 12” vinyl (clear or black) Genre: Ambient, trance, techno To go alongside their debut album under the AA guise, this single was released on vinyl.  It’s a simple three … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Future Sound of London, Pt. 3

The Life and Times of FSOL, pt 3 Artist: Amorphous Androgynous (FSOL) Title: Tales of Ephidrina Released: 1993 Label: Astralwerks Format: CD (vinyl released in UK only) Genre: Ambient, down tempo, IDM FSOL has used countless aliases to experiment with … Continue reading

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