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Forthcoming releases

Post by Ross » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:06 am

Known & announced material. As always, the band are working on many more projects behind the scenes than are listed here...
Note: Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 physical releases have been delayed by a few months.

Next Future Sound Of London album
Whilst the recent Environments releases contained entirely new material, Gaz revealed they were written to be part of the evolving Environments series; the band are also recording other new material alongside forthcoming Environments sessions.
New material was performed during ISDN performances to BLOC and Athens in 2009. Electric Brain Storms 4, 6 and 7 feature as yet unreleased recordings, including "Boundaries", "49Innesp" and two untitled pieces. For the Touched Music FSOL Nights on Mixlr, the band provided a selection of unreleased tracks, some of which were given titles, including "Static Field", "Peirch", "Algae Floats the Water in Super Technicolor" and "Arc City", along with several tracks of unknown title. Whether these are new material or archived is currently unknown.

Brian has revealed that there will be ten volumes of the Environments series (not including 6.5 and Environmental). Volume 7 is due for release in 2020, with an accompanying EP. The Artworks booklet revealed that volume 8 might be an installation somewhere.

The Amorphous Androgynous
The third Amorphous v2 album is called Listening Beyond the Head Chakra and is due to be released in late 2020/early 2021. The album will be preceded by a mini-album of translations of album track 'We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal', running to 40 minutes over five parts. A thread detailing all the specifics of the album's recording can be found in the FSOL/AA forum.
Several other AA releases have been suggested for the future. The long spoken of Amorphic Archives are due to follow the successful FSOL archive series, although may have been renamed to Amorphik Alternatives, if the Electric Brain Storm 1 tracklist is anything to go by. The booklet for The Peppermint Tree contains covers for the following releases: The New Love Poetry, Wobbly Oozescapes and 2012, promising their availability on What these albums contain is currently a mystery, although Brian has confirmed that all three albums exist. An interview at the 2010 Mojo awards features Gaz talking about an Amorphous 'best of' compilation called The Greatest Trips. Nothing has been heard of this since.

Humanoid appears to be currently the most active FSOLDigital project, with regular compilation appearances and remixes supplementing new releases. Up next is the 12" EP Future: Turned on 7th August.

Mental Cube
Rumour of an expanded CD edition of the recently reissued Mental Cube EP to follow has yet to be confirmed or denied.

Record Store Day
Cascade 2020 - more modern re-recordings and re-interpretations - and a 'Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble' remix album of the new Amorphous single 'We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal' are due for release on this year's Record Store Day, 29th August - if it goes ahead. An expanded CD and digital edition of Cascade will follow a week later, while the MPB record will have a digital release around the same time.

From the Archives
The Electric Brain Storms tracklists contain songs listed as Archive 6 (which did not appear on that collection), including "Kaaawa" and "Turned". Other known tracks, such as "How to be a Genuine Fake" remain unreleased, alongside transmission favourites such as "Carlos" (revealed in 2015 to be recently renamed "Santana"), while titles including "Under Pass", "Dead Dolphine 2", and "Eleven Hot Knives" appeared online in 2009. The band's 1994 and 1996 ISDN performances still contain a number of unreleased full tracks (not to mention between-track environments). Early piece "The Z Storm", not included on By Any Other Name, has been located by the band and may also be released. Several of the pair's Extreme Music series contributions have yet to see a FSOL/Amorphous release. In April 2014, Brian revealed he and Gaz had been discussing the prospect of revisiting the track recorded with Ian Astbury in the late '90s. In late 2014, Brian revealed "loads of old tapes" had been found, which "unearthed more gems." Some of these pieces featured on Electric Brain Storm 10: Micro Edition, broadcast on Terminal Radio in October 2014. For the Touched Music FSOL Nights on Mixlr, the band provided a selection of unreleased tracks, some of which were given titles, including "Static Field", "Peirch", "Algae Floats the Water in Super Technicolor" and "Arc City", along with several tracks of unknown title. Whether these are new material or archived is currently unknown.
The first five Archives were released in a boxset in 2016; a future boxset is rumoured to be in the works for the next five volumes when they happen.

Lifeforms rework
In an April 2014 interview, Gaz mentioned the band had spent four or five years working on new versions of the Liz Fraser collab Lifeforms, in an attempt to reach the vision they had for the work originally, but never had the equipment to realise in the early '90s. Gaz mentioned this once again in an August 2014 interview with Future Music magazine, but more vaguely stating "we hope to release the full results." EMI have shown little interest in putting out the release, but we continue to hold out hope, but with a vinyl reissue of Lifeforms planned for 2017, it's possible that the label are finally giving the band's back catalogue the attention it deserves, and a deluxe edition of Lifeforms is still a possibility.

2" Tape Reels
Mentioned on the original version of FSOLDigital was 2" Tape Reels, which was described as 'Various sessions - demos and outakes from the 2" multitrack recordings @ RAM studio. 16 songs - 1 hr 5 mins'. The only confirmed track so far is a bizarre mix of "We Have Explosive" previewed on the band's MySpace and EBS1 mix. With the redesign of FSOLDigital, all mention of this record has disappeared. Brian has since confirmed that the record is still in the pipeline, but mentioned no release date.

A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind / Electric Brainstorms
Gaz revealed that all MPB remix work is undertaken under the freedom that the remixes can be used on future MPB projects, and as such, a compilation of remixes and cover versions is in the works for Monstrous Bubble Records (he also hinted the 2001 Cosmic Jukebox remixes may appear on this record).
A FSOL edition of the MPB CD series was planned to be the second in the series, but never materialised. In early 2015 Gaz revealed that a series of FSOL mix CDs entitled (unsurprisingly) Electric Brainstorms had been planned, but it seems like this is currently on hold. An EBS VHS was rumoured to be in the works. In 2019, a FSOL mix for Rave Atlas was created under the name Planet Earth, suggesting the EBS series may be finished.

Ten volumes of the Ramblings of a Madman series of mini-books/zines are planned, each likely to come with its own music release. The band have been sorting through their archives to hopefully provide more reading matter for the future.

Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Soundtracks
Following the successful Cartel soundtrack releases, it is possible more soundtracks may follow.

FSOL and Amorphous DVDs
Well over a decade ago, a FSOL DVD was announced on the official forum, but despite taking on board fan requests, this seems to have entered limbo whilst dealing with EMI (it is likely that if it was ever to have come out, it would have accompanied Teachings from the Electronic Brain in 2006). In the years since that was announced, an Amorphous Androgynous DVD, containing unreleased audio and video from the Isness/Alice in Ultraland sessions, and a DVD of the band's 2009 live FSOL performance in Athens have been announced, clips and extras from the latter have appeared on YouTube. Patience, it seems, is once again required in this matter. A live version of "Vertical Pig" from In 2 Minds, the Athens DVD, appeared on the FSOLDigital sampler 2 in August 2012. In the past, DVD editions of Part-Sub-Merged and Globular have been mentioned, although it is unlikely these will ever appear.

6 Oscillators In Remittance - Light Senses Dark Edges
Another of Brian's experiments, so likely to just appear as an mp3 release on FSOLDigital. A track, "Cloudscraper", was released on the site, promising the full album to be available in the future. Made by oscillators reacting to light, this material is droney ambient.

EMS : Piano - Vessels
Another project of Brian's, currently incomplete, will be out sometime in the future. Featuring the EMS Synthi and piano (unsurprisingly), the record is inspired by soundtrack work Brian's father had done. Previewed over several Electric Brain Storms mixes, the tracks "Untitled 5" and "The Vessel" currently remain unreleased, whilst three tracks appeared on an EP entitled One. The Two EP was announced to be nearly complete in 2015, although as with many projects, has yet to surface.

Yage - NAM '71
A Calendar Album track announced a this forthcoming album.

Unreleased tracks from this alias appeared on Electric Brain Storms 7. It is possible we may get further releases in the future - not to mention any unknown aliases of Mr. Dougans.

The Pod Room
The Pod Room looks to be moving to MixCloud in the coming months, hopefully filling gaps in the process.

FSOL - Digitana Synths
SX One modules continue to be built by Digitana. An affordable pocket synth, the HALia, is still in development and will be available somewhere down the line.

The aforementioned film soundtrack of Mr. Dougans Senior is to be released on FSOLDigital in the future under the name Clyde Port Authority. A new record by Seafar entitled Totem was due for release on 12/12/12 (to match previous release dates of 11/11/11 and 08/08/08) - the album was finally delivered to FSOLDigital in October 2019, with a release to follow. Other future releases rumoured include a record by Park and a further release by Herd. Of the artists featured on August 2012's The Fears and Fantasies of the Unconscious Mind FSOLDigital sampler, three names are currently a mystery, and may be alias or friends of the band: their presence on the mix, however, suggests The Superheads are set to release Service for Seekers, The Field Recorders Kaptured and The Bringers One Foul Swoop on FSOLDigital in the future. EBS8 featured tracks by the artist C. P. A. labelled as FSOLdigital. The 2018 Calendar Album announced two new side-projects due to release music: Filter and Pulses and AnALOguE COntRoLleD SolENoiDs

The band were asked to score a forthcoming Brit horror flick Shh. The directive was for more dance-based material, and the group asked Will Propz to help out. However, the film has become stuck in development hell and looks unlikely to surface any time soon.

Monsterism Island Soundtrack
Working with friend Pete Fowler, Brian and Gaz have worked to soundtrack his cartoon series Monsterism Island, although this does appear to have disappeared from the TV radar. Who knows...

Production work
The Amorphous Androgynous have also recorded with Paul Weller, producing potential tracks for a future album - one of which was released in 2015. Gaz has talked of much more material, in hope of some of it surfacing in the future.

No forthcoming remixes have currently been announced.

Recent releases:
30th March 2020: Humanoid - KAAGE EP (FLAC/MP3)
30th March 2020: Yage - Pygmy EP (FLAC/MP3)
30th March 2020: The Future Sound of London - A Controlled Vista 5.6 (FLAC/MP3)
30th March 2020: The Future Sound of London - A Controlled Vista 2.7 (FLAC/MP3)
30th March 2020: The Future Sound of London - A Controlled Vista (FLAC/MP3)
13th December 2019: FSOLDigital presents A Controlled Vista (on Touched by Silence box) (CD)
1st December 2019: Humanoid/Erik Van Den Broek/Steve Rutter/Lone - DE:10.10 (12"/MP3/FLAC)
4th October 2019: Humanoid/The Kosmik Kommando/Luke Vibert/Air Liquide - DE:10.08 (12"/MP3/FLAC)
7th August 2019: B12/Funckarma - Humanoid/Yage Remixes (7"/MP3/FLAC)
7th July 2019: Humanoid - Built by Humanoid (CD/LP/MP3/FLAC)

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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Ross » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:08 am

I have a theory about why there are Environments instead of new albums... but it will have to wait as my library time is almost run out.

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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Pandemonium » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Recent releases: should also contain
Dougans/Cobain - Nu Psychedelia EP (XMT-184)
it was released in july/august 2013, probably July.
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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Nmesh » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:54 pm

I don't think they're busy enough. Surely they can squeeze in a couple more releases... ;)
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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by dell1972 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:43 am

Oh, the last update on the Noel Gallagher stuff was that back in April he was learning the songs he did with the AA on guitar.

http://stopcryingyourheartoutnews.blogs ... ts-on.html

"The musician said "I’ve still got all those songs I did with Amorphous Androgynous but the moment has gone now with that. Because it was written and recorded in the studio in a rather psychedelic manner I’m currently in the process of trying to work out how to play the fucking things on the guitar. ""

Apparently he's recording a new album now so that could be a red herring, unless he's going to re-record them with Dave Sardy.

As for Brian and Gaz, noone could accuse them of being workshy...
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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Ross » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:58 pm

It's pretty bad to be complaining, given how much material they've put out in the last six years, but I do wish it was structured better. Say an album very 9 or 12 months rather than lumping them all together.

I had this fantasy (er, that sounds worse than it is) that they'd gone through all their archive tracks, filtered out the ones which were on transmissions/remixes of exisiting tracks/really early 90s sounding ones, and then pieced them together with new material and just put out a new album every year. Imagine getting a new record each year with tracks like Plazmatik and Water Hole.

My theory (perhaps hypothesis should be better, as it hasn't been tested), is that Environments 5 might be the last Environments album. They're obviously holding off doing a 'proper' new record (if only by name), and at the album-every-two-years rate that seems to be the case with Environments 2/3/4/5, that means the one after 5 will be in 2016 - twenty years after Dead Cities. What better time to bring out the first 'official' new FSOL album?

Fuck, writing that makes me feel old.

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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Tito Lozano » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:18 pm

i think will be error make a ENVIRONMENTS MMXXIII...,not in time but yes on title number release
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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Ross » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Throwing this in as a sticky over here so it's more convenient.

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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by ronniedobbs » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:34 pm

VA - "Secret Rave 05" contains the new Humanoid track "Uling"
play this backwards and you'll hear evil messages

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Re: Forthcoming releases

Post by Ross » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:52 pm

Already mentioned above ;)

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