Brian Dougans

Real Name:
Brian Robert Dougans
Brian Dougans was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968. He is one half of the British electronica group The Future Sound of London.
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.
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LoCD-21 Brian Dougans - Monsterism Day album art Various Good Morning Islands Various - Monsterism Day(CD) Lo Editions LoCD-21 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LoCD-22 Brian Dougans - Monsterism Night album art Various Where In The Hedges and 2 more… Various - Monsterism Night(CD) Lo Editions LoCD-22 UK 2009 Sell This Version


XCD140 Brian Dougans - Deep Chill (Submerged Drippiest Trippiest Psytronica) album art Various Ice Stage (as Dougans) and 3 more… Various - Deep Chill (Submerged Drippiest Trippiest Psytronica)(CD, Comp, SAC) Extreme Music Library XCD140 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
XCD139 Brian Dougans - Acid Breaks (Deep-Raved Ghetto-Tech Toxication) album art Various Big Max (as Dougans) and 6 more… Various - Acid Breaks (Deep-Raved Ghetto-Tech Toxication)(CD, Comp) Extreme Music Library XCD139 UK 2007 Sell This Version
XCD141 Brian Dougans - Psychedelic Air (Heretical Kaleidoscopic Sci-Fidelic Soundfields) album art Various Eerie Query and 4 more… Various - Psychedelic Air (Heretical Kaleidoscopic Sci-Fidelic Soundfields)(CD, Comp) Extreme Music Library XCD141 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
XCD142 Brian Dougans - Dark Trance (Sinister Electro-Slithered Guerrilla Scorefare) album art Various Sable Empire and 4 more… Various - Dark Trance (Sinister Electro-Slithered Guerrilla Scorefare)(CD, Comp) Extreme Music Library XCD142 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
XCD148 Brian Dougans - Dirty Breaks (Caustic Electro-Contaminated Evil Beats) album art Various Seven Shades (30s Version) (as Dougans) and 5 more… Various - Dirty Breaks (Caustic Electro-Contaminated Evil Beats)(CD, Comp) Extreme Music Library XCD148 UK 2008 Sell This Version


SBR157 Brian Dougans - Psychic Surgery: The Complete Terminal Radio Transmissions album art Nmesh Lego Man Nmesh - Psychic Surgery: The Complete Terminal Radio Transmissions(8xFile, MP3, Mixed) SBR157 UK & US 2013


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September 6, 2007
In the grand scheme of techno music, Mr Dougans truly gets the removal of my hat. He got me into techno music when i was 13.
I followed the progression of all his work under all his aliases especially FSOL which have such a high level of importance, its almost untrue. The good thing is, his work is timeless (in my ears anyway) and should definately be sought out. A couple of major release to start you off would be Accelerator by Future Sound of London and Q by Mental Cube. These are accessible by all by he has done some great hard spooky rave tunes such as Owl by Indo Tribe or that early masterpiece Humanoid by Humanoid.

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