FSOL* ‎– ISDN

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Virgin ‎– 7243 8 40387 2 4, Virgin ‎– CDVX 2755, Electronic Brain Violence ‎– 7243 8 40387 2 4, Electronic Brain Violence ‎– CDVX 2755
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1 Just A Fuckin Idiot 5:39
2 The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman
Bass [Bassballs] – Phillip Pin*
4:29
3 Appendage 2:25
4 Slider 7:22
5 Smokin Japanese Babe
Performer [Sample] – John Williams (7)
4:59
6 You're Creeping Me Out 6:31
7 Eyes Pop - Skin Explodes - Everybody Dead 3:45
8 It's My Mind That Works 3:24
9 Dirty Shadows 6:15
10 Tired 6:31
11 Egypt 4:11
12 Kai
Performer [Sample] – John Williams (7)
4:24
13 Amoeba
Performer [Sample] – John Williams (7)
5:20
14 A Study Of Six Guitars 4:12
15 Snake Hips
Performer [Sample] – 23 Skidoo
5:51

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Engineered for EBV
Recorded live at Earthbeat Studios London 1994 during various ISDN transmissions

[^^: Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 11] Live to Holland via VPRO Radio 9/9/94
[$$: Tracks 9, 14] Live to Europe via Radio 1 FM 14/5/94
[##: Tracks 3, 7, 10] Live to The Kitchen New York 3/11/94
[%] Guitar Textures sourced from Robert Fripp live with FSOL Radio 1 FM14/5/94
[✻: Tracks 5, 12, 13] John Williams - Acoustic Bassloops sourced from the album Cavatina - Put Through The Machines
[<>: Track 2] Bassballs-Far-Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman - Phillip Pin
[+: Track 15] Contains Horn sample from Vegas El Bandito and additional percussion loop from Kundalini(23Skidoo)Used courtesy of Buddha Palm Music Ltd
Performed by 23 Skidoo under license from Ronin Records Ltd

[CD]
℗ 1994 Virgin Records Ltd
[✻: Tracks 5, 12, 13] ℗ 1995 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1994 Virgin Records Ltd
Made In Holland

[Rear]
Published by Sony Music Publishing
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd.
p 1994 Virgin Records Ltd
[✻: Tracks 5, 12, 13] p 1995 Virgin Records Ltd
c 1994 Virgin Records Ltd
This label copy is the subject of copyright protection.
All Rights Reserved.
c 1995 Virgin Records Ltd.

Printed in Holland
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Issued in a standard jewel case including a 16-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24384 03872 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724384038724
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-16-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-27-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-10-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-19-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-15-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-12-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 840387 2 @ 2 010125
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-7-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10): 840387 2 @ 2 1-1-17-NL
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 155D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15D2
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 15AF
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 15AF
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 1531
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): ifpi 15AD
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): ifpi 1514
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): none
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Other (Cat#, UK:): CDVX 2755
  • Price Code (F:): PM 527

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

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
none FSOL* ISDN(15xFile, AAC, Album) Virgin none US Unknown
PMT011 FSOL* ISDN(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Future Sound Of London) PMT011 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TCVX 2755A/B FSOL* ISDN(Cass, Album, Promo) Virgin TCVX 2755A/B UK 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

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nativ

nativ

August 18, 2012
ISDN, the cover is black and white, sparse yet clean and inviting, The music is as you would expect from FSOL, it is a journey between black and white, released as a collection of recordings made from their live 'ISDN' studio broadcasts it's hardly going to be like anything you ever heard before because you won't ever have! Well not back in 1995! Some of the tracks on here are far more cross over than other FSOL works I am thinking of Snake Hips & Smokin Japanese Babe in the first instance. I think overall it hangs together better than Dead Cites and Lifeforms but they are all very much their own albums the 'sister' album to this would be Tales of ephidrina which hangs closer to Lifeforms . 8/10 Well worth checking out!
tim99

tim99

April 27, 2011
This is one album, that can be very dark, and it can create an atmosphere that (to me at least),usually comes from one continuous piece rather than 15 tracks,but taken in isolation, the cuts on here are well stuctured,nice interplay of individual instrumentation, and its good to chill to, maybe not their best, but not their worst,,,7/10
Tim99.

March 20, 2008
It's one of those albums in which every track is a masterpiece, but, as said, its a real challenge to listen to. Kind of reminds me of Venetian Snares in its brooding and dark nature, except this music is much more slow paced, and this album is for the most part devoid of the normal breakbeat style. Not my favorite Future Sound of London release, that's for sure, but it's worth the money. Now, about that dark room idea...
Sand_Leaper

Sand_Leaper

July 7, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
Probably the least accessible piece of music I've ever listened to in my entire life. Completely devoid of anything resembling hooks or catchy elements, this record is a right challenge to listen to, let alone like. The sheer darkness and aural pandemonium contained on this album is so disturbing and intricate that I still can't get my head around it. Still, I think there's some real dynamite between the lines here if the listener just has the patience to keep on listening long enough. Good luck.
behemoth

behemoth

June 15, 2002

Possibly the most disturbed piece of work I have ever heard. I listened to this in its entirety in a darkened room. I don't think I ever fully recovered. I really don't like listening to this, it's very unnerving, it makes me paranoid and its just downright EVIL in places. A masterpiece, but a masterpiece I never want to hear again.