He is the more technical member of FSOL, doing most of the programming, circuit bending et cetera and creating electronic instruments at his home studio in Glastonbury, Somerset where he lives with his wife and two children in a church that stands at the intersection of nine leylines.(9L WEST Studios)
Currently CEO of FSOLdigital ( FSOL's Recording Label ) and co designer of the FSOL:Digitana SX-1 Synthesiser
His first releases were as "Humanoid", releasing the Acid house single "Stakker Humanoid", which reached number 17 in the UK in 1988, and also charted in 1992 and 2001. Stakker Humanoid was No.1 for 5 weeks in the UK dance chart ( dec 1988 ) and has been sighted as a major influence on early Aphex Twin releases. Dougans music as Humanoid is also part of the MOMA NY collection via Stakker Eurotechno.
Dougans has always been the quiet, technical workhorse of FSOL whilst Garry Cobain brings in his melody and softness to balance Dougans' technical wizardry ergo creating the balance that makes FSOL what it is. Where as the sound of Amorphous Androgynous is very much Cobains vehicle FSOL's more "mechanical" sound is Dougans.
- 1 Remix
- 2 Vocals
- 10 Instruments & Performance
- 228 Writing & Arrangement
- 39 Production
- 3 DJ Mix
- 20 Technical
- 7 Visual