The Future Sound Of London ‎– Accelerator

Jumpin' & Pumpin' ‎– CD TOT 2, Jumpin' & Pumpin' ‎– CD TOT2
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1 Expander
Producer – Mental Cube
2 Stolen Documents
Producer – Luco
3 While Others Cry 4:14
4 Calcium
Producer – LucoWritten-By – Yage
5 It's Not My Problem 3:54
6 Papua New Guinea 6:46
7 Moscow 3:33
8 1 In 8 4:24
9 Pulse State 7:27
10 Central Industrial 4:25

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All tracks recorded and engineered at Earthbeat Studios, London 1991.

℗ 1991 Jumpin' & Pumpin' Records
Made In England

CD label has no base colour, just black text on mirrored surface. There is also a version with an orange label.
Released in a jewel case sleeve.
Track 10 is misspelled "Central Industrail" and is corrected in the tracklist.
Cat# on artwork: CD TOT 2
Cat# on CD: CD TOT2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 013993 900221
  • Barcode (String): 5013993900221
  • Matrix / Runout (CD inner ring): CD TOT 2 CDM01 DAMONT

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LP TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album, M/Print) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(12xFile, AAC, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin' none US Unknown
ADD CD 002 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(CD, Album) Addiction Records, Jumpin' & Pumpin' ADD CD 002 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
CLP 1218-2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator Deluxe(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dig) Hypnotic CLP 1218-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
LP TOT 2 The Future Sound Of London Accelerator(LP, Album) Jumpin' & Pumpin' LP TOT 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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December 5, 2019
I think I first bought this in 1994. I only listen to it on rare occasions to keep it special. Pulse State and Calcium are my favourites. Two absolute gems.


April 24, 2019
I was just listening to this and I was moved to post a comment. This album to me is easily in my list of top 10 electronic music albums. It's really meant to be listened to as a CD, straight through, as an experience. Foresee myself in my 60-70s if I live that long playing this. Thank you guys for making this. PNG single-highhandedly changed my life by opening me to the world of techno (even though I'd long been an EBM/industrial guy) in 1991. I used to think it was just about PNG but there's so much more here. Every track incredible. On a lovely spring day, I'll have another.


May 18, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Popularly believed to be their first album, Accelerator is their first full length to use the Future Sound of London name exclusively but it is their SECOND album. Originally they released tons of singles and eps under various band names, and their first full length was a fake various artist album (a "various artist album" where every band was them) called Earthbeat.

Also check out The Pulse eps from the same time period. The 4 eps have been reprinted as one full length album, but they started as eps so they don't count as their 1st album. This is where the "Future Sound Of London" bandname was first used (as one of the 4 "different" bands on the eps).


July 15, 2017
A 5 star LP and a very important LP in the evolution of techno. 'Pulse State' rates as one of my favourite tracks ever committed to vinyl. I can easily loose myself in that 303 bass line and those 808 claps intertwined with some heavenly chords. I wish it lasted for 60 mins..... For me the highlight on a exemplary LP.

For those looking to source the sample on 'Central Industrial' take a dive into Throbbing Gristle's '20 Jazz Funk Greats' from 1979. The track 'What A Day' has the riff you are familiar with over all these years


February 15, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

"Welcome to Central Industrial - we ARE the future!"

FSOL are arguably one of the most influential acts to arise from the late 80's / early 90's electronic rave scene. This album is their signature moment and it set a standard that few have tried to equal with a debut album. Here FSOL proved that techno / trance / house was a serious, mature musical genre. The production was clean and deep and the music was much more varied than 4-4 beats for the pilled-up generation.

It's difficult to imagine the electronic music scene without FSOL as they opened the door for other acts. Even now certain tracks on this album sound well ahead of the pack. Worth owning just for the seminal track 'Papua New Guinea' (if you don't have the CD single version) a piece that practically defines the early 90's. Also to be found here are 'Expander' and 'Moscow', two tracks that FSOL contributed to the soundtrack for WIPEOUT on the PlayStation. All the tracks have something to offer the post-Kraftwerk house generation and serious music fans should not be without this.


August 31, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
What an amazing album, from start to end it is awesome and well ahead of its time. The only track that is sort of disappointing is "Moscow". That track, although it isn't bad, just got on my nerves after a while. Other than that, this album is a must have. Particualr faves of mine include the infamous "Papua New Guinea", "Calcium" and "While others cry".


May 17, 2004
I am the first to comment of this album??? Incredible! I am absolutley stunned and confused. Simplistic, futuristic, dark, moody techno music with a distinctive sound. One of my favourite albums ever.