FSOL* ‎– ISDN

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Just A Fuckin Idiot 5:40
The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman 4:14
Appendage 2:33
Slider 7:20
Smokin Japanese Babe 5:07
You're Creeping Me Out 6:31
Eyes Pop - Skin Explodes - Everybody Dead 3:45
It's My Mind That Works 3:21
Dirty Shadows 6:12
Tired 6:37
Egypt 4:11
Are They Fightin Us 6:23
Hot Knives 3:20
A Study Of Six Guitars 4:17
An End Of Sorts 5:26

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDV 2755, 7243 8 40066 2 4 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Ltd, Cru) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2755, 7243 8 40066 2 4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
V 2755, 7243 8 40066 1 7 FSOL* ISDN(LP, Album, Ltd) Virgin, Virgin V 2755, 7243 8 40066 1 7 UK 1994 Sell This Version
VX2755, 7243 8 40387 1 7 FSOL* ISDN(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VX2755, 7243 8 40387 1 7 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
VX2755, 7243 8 40387 1 7 FSOL* ISDN(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VX2755, 7243 8 40387 1 7 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CDVX 2755, 7243 8 40387 2 4 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVX 2755, 7243 8 40387 2 4 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 40387 2 4, CDVX 2755 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, EBV, EBV 7243 8 40387 2 4, CDVX 2755 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6144-2 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6144-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 40387 2 4, CDVX 2755 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, EBV, EBV 7243 8 40387 2 4, CDVX 2755 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 40387 2 4, V2 7243 8 40387 2 4 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada, EBV, EBV 7243 8 40387 2 4, V2 7243 8 40387 2 4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6144 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Ltd, Cru) Astralwerks ASW 6144 US 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6144-2 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Unofficial) Astralwerks (2) ASW 6144-2 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
V4 7 2438 40387 4 8 FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin Music Canada, EBV V4 7 2438 40387 4 8 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
TCVX 2755, 7243 8 40387 4 8 FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCVX 2755, 7243 8 40387 4 8 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
ASW 6144-4, ASW 6144 FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 6144-4, ASW 6144 US 1995 Sell This Version
TCVX 2755A/B FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin TCVX 2755A/B UK 1995 Sell This Version
V 2755 The Future Sound Of London ISDN(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London), Virgin (2) V 2755 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none FSOL* ISDN(15xFile, AAC, Album) Virgin none US Unknown
ASW 6144-2 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW 6144-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
0946 3816112 7 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Virgin, EBV 0946 3816112 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ASW 6144-2 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Unofficial) Astralwerks (2) ASW 6144-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ASW 6144-2 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Unofficial) Astralwerks (2) ASW 6144-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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JonnieDarko

JonnieDarko

January 30, 2020
referencing ISDN, 2xLP, Album, VX2755, 7243 8 40387 1 7
Assuming as 'ISDN' reaches it's 25th Anniversary this year, it will get a rightful repress on Heavyweight vinyl!
turner_of_wheels

turner_of_wheels

January 23, 2020
referencing ISDN, LP, Album, Ltd, V 2755, 7243 8 40066 1 7
I was delighted to find a copy of the vinyl limited edition of ISDN in a used bin. It is definitely a nice package.
Unfortunately, as others have said, the pressing is terrible. I do not know who made the decision to cram 75+ minutes onto a single LP, but the results are that the LP has a high (not exaggerating) noise floor. When the music is loud, it's OK, but during even moderately quiet passages, be prepared for lots of hiss.
At the same time, this is the only legit way to get the alternate second half of the album on wax, so if you're a completist or just want to hear the alternate version of ISDN, you'll appreciate that aspect of it. What a shame that for the lovely packaging, this wasn't split into a double LP.
shaft9000

shaft9000

June 8, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing ISDN, CD, Album, Ltd, Cru, CDV 2755, 7243 8 40066 2 4
This wrecked-in many, many heads back in the day and probably keeps doing so. Something of an apex in the 'sample the living sh*t out of everything and process it' approach to production of the early-mid 1990s. Captures the post-Cold War early-internet head space very well; as though you are peering into a mad laboratory of EMS engineers on a LSD-drenched post-MKUltra freakout (the 2003 German documentary 'The Net' is a perfect visual companion to this) . It also sounds as cinematic, and more 'Blade Runner' than just about any other ambient-techno record you'll ever find. VERY Essential.
-MINDustry-

-MINDustry-

December 11, 2017
referencing ISDN, CD, Album, ASW 6144-2
Great album to relax to at the end of a long day at work. Just put your headphones on or put the CD in and let Dougans and Cobain take you through their world of twisty sounds, surreal landscapes, intelligent melodies, and at times bliss.

Dead Cities is their best album but this comes in at a close second with Lifeforms coming in at a close third.
8bitBarry

8bitBarry

November 29, 2017
referencing ISDN, LP, Album, Ltd, V 2755, 7243 8 40066 1 7
Such a shame its the worst sounding LP in my collection! It's so quiet and flat sounding, I so badly wish they had got this right...
RICH75

RICH75

June 24, 2017
referencing ISDN, CD, Album, Ltd, Cru, CDV 2755, 7243 8 40066 2 4
Just A F*ckin Idiot contain's samples from the old Disney sci-fi movie The Black Hole. Not sure of the "Stop flashing your lights" bit at the start, sounds like Stone Roses Ian Brown, can anyone confirm that???
circledrag

circledrag

January 17, 2017
referencing ISDN, 2xLP, Album, VX2755, 7243 8 40387 1 7
ISDN desperately needs a reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Come on Virgin!
circledrag

circledrag

January 17, 2017
referencing ISDN, CD, Album, CDVX 2755, 7243 8 40387 2 4
Why is this not available on vinyl still? I don't want to buy a bootleg. I want the real deal.
djTurkey

djTurkey

December 15, 2015
referencing ISDN, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gre, V 2755
I played both this and original at the same time to compare: very decent bootleg, not QUITE as good as the original, it is more quiet and not as full. To match the original it only needed slight tweaking with mid, high and gain. Definitely worth it considering price difference. The "Virgin" label is a little more dull in color from the original and has the song titles on it where the original does not.
olivgrau

olivgrau

October 14, 2015
referencing ISDN, CD, Album, CDVX 2755, 7243 8 40387 2 4
This album got me hooked on FSOL. I discovered it in november 1997 in Berlin, whilst being on excursion (I was 27 back then). I remember me prelistening to it in a second hand shop on headphones. When returning from Berlin, I must have listened to the CD all weekend. It's a milestone in my discography, gave me new perspectives on listening & making music.