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Forthcoming releases

PostTue Oct 01, 2013 11:06 am

Next Future Sound Of London album
Rumours of new FSOL material have been circulating since 2003; in 2006, talking about the 5.1 surround sound exhibition piece, "A Gigantic Globular Burst of Anti-Static", Gaz announced the duo were spending "six months working on a surround sound masterpiece". Circa 2006, a new album featured the working title, Light Beyond Sound, although the FSOL/Dianne Harris collaboration "A Tiny Point of Light" - released as a free download through FSOLDigital - is likely to be the only piece to bear that title, as it eventually ended up as the name of an Amorphous Androgynous track.
Whilst Environment Five contained entirely new material, Gaz revealed it was written to be part of the evolving Environments series; the band are also recording new material alongside forthcoming Environments sessions.

Two new recordings, "Hollow Earth" and a piece currently of unknown title, appeared on the credits of the "Tiny Point Of Light" videos on YouTube, and are currently unreleased. 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.
It is possible that new material may be due on the R&S label (or its sub-label Apollo), mentioned by label owner Renaat Vandepapeliere on his Facebook in early 2013.


New single
Communicating with fans in 2014, Brian hinted at the possibility of a 40-minute, multi-path single, in the vein of the band's '90s EPs. No news has surfaced since.



Environments 6
... has been confirmed. As nothing originally planned for Environment Five eventually turned up on the album ('Five G', '******', 'Strange Glare') it is possible that these pieces will appear on the sixth volume in the series. The Environment Five sessions produced enough material for a double album; as only a single album appeared, and all of entirely new material, it is possible that 6 will feature the 'enhanced old material' from these sessions; either way, it is likely the album will contain a considerable amount of recent material recorded to fit the themes of the series. The only official confirmation simply said "the Environments series will continue beyond five". A box set of the Environments releases has been hinted for the future.



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" and "Black and Blue and Green", 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." A box set of all Archives has been hinted at for future release.



Lifeforms 2014
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."


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, although it is possible the alternate mixes of Yage/Hallucination from the EBS mixes may be from this collection too. With the redesign of FSOLDigital, all mention of this record has disappeared.



The Amorphous Androgynous
Several 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 FSOLDigital.com. What these albums contain is currently a mystery, although Brian has confirmed that all three albums represent recorded material. The Isness was due for a re-release with a new tracklist in 2008, although given that it finally came back in print through FSOLDigital with its standard tracklist in 2012, this seems highly unlikely now. A remix of "The Emptiness Of Nothingness", titled "His Motherness", appeared on the band's MySpace in 2009, claiming to be from a forthcoming release called The Outerness. 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. In March 2014 it was announced that a new single entitled "Mother" would be released later in the year.



A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind
In Gaz's words, A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble is "an ongoing mix series featuring guest collaters at the behest of the Amorphous Androgynous and the FSOL." Since the death of Platipus records in 2010, who handled the first two double disc releases, the band have started their own Monstrous Bubble records, and plan to release future MPB mix CDs, plus music by other psychedelic artists, and other material on the label. Talking to Future Music Magazine in 2014, Gaz revealed an Australian-themed MPB album is due for release at the end of the year.
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 mix CD series was planned to be the second in the series, but nothing has been heard since. We continue to hold out hope.



Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Soundtracks
The first two MPB Soundtrack releases, The Cartel 1 & 2 were released in late 2013, with a 2xLP version containing various remixes due for Record Store Day in April 2014. 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.



FSOL/Seafar
Longtime FSOL friend Seafar, who has released two records through FSOLDigital, revealed that a collaborative album between the band and himself is in the works for release on FSOLDigital in the future.



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 is expected in 2014.



Yage - Pygmy People
The title track of this forthcoming Yage record appeared on the second FSOLDigital mix in August 2012, preceeded by more unreleased material on Electric Brain Storms 7 earlier in the year. The title was confirmed on FSOLDigital early in 2013.



Polemical
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.



EMS album
The band have been working on a record based around EMS instruments, that will be different to the EMS : Piano project. No more information has been revealed yet.



The Pod Room
The Pod Room is incomplete, and there are many, many more shows, from the band's 3D Headspace Tour and darker ISDN-era tour in 1994, and the epic 1996 fuck rock'n'roll tour. The band also soundtracked a BBC television programme entitled W.S.H. (Weird Shit Happens), largely from ISDN-era material, and this may be appearing on The Pod Room soon. Electric Brain Storm 9 has been announced, and is rumoured to be taking a slightly different form to the previous podcasts.



FSOLDigital
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) - however the record has yet to appear. Instead, an EP has been announced for release in 2014. The debut album from Russian duo Broadcast of Variants is due for release in 2014 at some point. Other future releases rumoured include a record by Park and a further release by Herd. The mysterious The Trees from EBS7 was also labelled as FSOLDigital. 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.



Shh
The band are currently working on a score and a "film remix" for forthcoming Brit horror flick Shh. The film is currently stuck in pre-production, but news will appear as and when it is ready.




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
Noel Gallagher's second solo album following the split of Oasis will be a collaborative effort with The Amorphous Androgynous. The album is set to contain ten new tracks and three drastic reworkings of pieces from his first album, High Flying Birds. The first of these, 'Shoot a Hole Into the Sun' (the Amorphous version of 'If I Had a Gun'), appeared as a b-side to the 'Dream On' single in March 2012. Throughout 2012, Noel played down the chances of the album coming out, suggesting he was unhappy with the state of the record, although not enough to stop the release of the Amorphous remix of "What a Life" as a b-side, evidently.
The Amorphous Androgynous have also recorded with Paul Weller, producing potential tracks for a future album - however, they did not appear on his notably psychedelic 2012 album. More news on that as and when.


Remixes
A six track EP of Syd Arthur material, remixed by The Amorphous Androgynous, is due for release in late 2014. EMS : Piano is due to release some remix work in 2015.



Recent releases:
8th September 2014: The Future Sound of London - Environment Five (LP/CD/MP3/FLAC)
16th June 2014: Sturmazdale - Document #2 (MP3/FLAC)
14th May 2014: The Amorphous Androgynous - The Cartel Remixes (MP3/FLAC)
7th May 2014: Glass Girl - What's It All About? (MP3/FLAC)
29th April 2014: The Jazz Mags - An Open Window (MP3/FLAC)
29th April 2014: Blackhill Transmitter - 2nd (MP3/FLAC)
19th April 2014: The Amorphous Androgynous - The Cartel & Remixes (2xLP)
11th November 2013: The Amorphous Androgynous - The Cartel Vol. 1 & 2 (CD/MP3)
1st August 2013: Blackhill Transmitter - Blackhill Transmitter (MP3)
1st August 2013: EMS : Piano - One (MP3)
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Re: Forthcoming releases

PostTue 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

PostTue 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

PostTue 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

PostWed 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

PostWed 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.
Anyway.

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?

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Re: Forthcoming releases

PostWed 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

PostSat Mar 29, 2014 2:23 pm

Updated with info on Environments 5, Mother, Seafar EP, Open Window, Blackhill Transmitter, Sturmazdale, EMS : Piano, Broadcast of Variants, The Cartel 2xLP, EBS9..

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