The Future Sound of London

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About The Future Sound of London

Boundary-pushing electronic duo and technological pioneers the Future Sound of London have charted a magnificent, unpredictable course throughout their multi-decade career, ranging from early rave staples to ambitious excursions into ambient soundscapes, psychedelic rock, modern classical, and more. Prodigiously releasing club records under various pseudonyms since the late '80s, Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans launched FSOL with the breakbeat house classic "Papua New Guinea" in 1991, following suit with the Accelerator full-length. The duo then began releasing more experimental, atmospheric material, including the highly regarded 1994 double album Lifeforms. Following 1996's Dead Cities, they released more psychedelic-influenced material as Amorphous Androgynous. Much of their subsequent output as FSOL has been dedicated to archival material and their ambient Environments series, with releases such as 2017's Archived: Environmental: Views exploring neo-classical styles, and others such as 2021's We Have Explosive consisting of reworked material from their past.

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