TEN AMBIENT CLASSICS No4: Future Sound of London

Future Sound of London – Lifeforms (1994)

Christ, where do you even start with this? A landmark album, even by the standards of the day, which means you can only really elect to advocate the entire work as essential listening. Layer upon layer of beats and noises, rhythms and speeds, urban and rural, animal and human and so much more, this is a huge canvas that feels as if it’s capturing all the sounds of life, a blending of natural and man-made, creating an unpredictable yet seductive atmosphere that seeps into your mind. A veritable smorgasbord of samples and soundtracks, breathtaking in its scope and boldness and a wonderful example of imaginations running riot. Notwithstanding the release of Cascade and Lifeforms as singles, this is a record best listened to as a whole, in my humble opinion, as snippets here and there don’t do it the justice it deserves in its entirety. Quite simply, marvellous.

From the single of Lifeforms:

FSOL – Lifeforms (Path 1)

FSOL – Lifeforms (Path 4)

~ by acidted on February 23, 2012.

One Response to “TEN AMBIENT CLASSICS No4: Future Sound of London”

  1. The FSOL essential mixes were amongst the best ever done. I just get so wrapped up when listening to their stuff. Magic

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: