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Tales Of Ephidrina [CD]

Amorphous Androgynous Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (5 July 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000026GLQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,918 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. In Mind 5:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ephidrena 8:170.99  Buy MP3 
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you like FSOL... 23 Oct 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The title/artist of this CD belies the content; this is actually an album by The Future Sound of London, made up of the leftovers after "Lifeforms" was released. Not to disparage it by any means; this is quality stuff! It's just that the material didn't fit in with the rest of "Lifeforms" so rather than shelve it, FSOL released it under another name. Consequently, if you like FSOL, from their first to most recent album, you'll love this CD. Twisting between undefinable sounds and haunting melodies with phat beats and bass to die for, this album is all we have come to expect from FSOL. Can't wait for the new album out after Xmas 2000...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is huge 23 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
Sadly this is the type of old stuff no one cares for anymore. Regardless, this little jewel is a masterpiece of ambient sounds and some beats which stands highest among "early" electronica stuff. Everyone who likes FSOL will like this even better. All of the tracks are very good and it is a very pleasurable album to listen to in the dark, letting your mind go, flowing freely. Great artwork too.

I got into FSOL and related releases when I was living in London, so these albums are very cherished to me. I guess I am a nostalgic, anyway.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars liquid rhythms,sonic beauty. its all there 4 Aug 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Thoroughly recommended if you like fsol,basically outtakes from the lifeforms sessions,being in favour of using monikers,fsol released this as amorphous androgenous,not much hype with the release,but for those in the know,this is a gem of an album,easily on a par with their best work to date(still waiting for new sounds boys!).one track segues into another,not exactly ambience more beats orientated,i like to use the expression 'liquid sounds' when describing this album and much of fsol's later work,the sounds are so crisp,clear,clean and dirty,just close your eyes when listening,images build up in your mind almost as if its narrating a place or time to you,give it a try you wont be disappointed
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oft-forgotten ambient techno gem 31 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
Due to its 'side-project' nature, and suggestions of it being leftovers from 1994's FSOL album "Lifeforms", "Tales of Ephidrina" often gets left out of discussions and lists regarding FSOL and early '90s ambient techno. Which isn't to say that it's underrated - you'll be pushed to find a negative review of this little album, and quite fairly so.
Sitting comfortably between Dougans and Cobain's earlier techno-led, four-to-the-floor album "Accelerator", and the aforementioned sprawling ambient magnum opus "Lifeforms", "Tales of Ephidrina" combines pulsing kick drums and snappy hi-hats with field recordings, synth textures and other sonic debris that the FSOL name eventually became synonymous with. Opener Liquid Insects features one of the duo's trademark two minute 'environments' opening the album, before launching, full-throttle, into a pounding techno number that gives the dance music leaders of their day a run for their money. Similar energy is found in the album's near-title track, Ephidrena, and the bleep house of Auto Pimp. Elsewhere, things calm down, with slower breaks and shuffling beats driving Fat Cat and In Mind forward at a more thoughtful pace. Only on Mountain Goat, however, do we witness the band's full ambient potential, with its layers of acoustic guitar, strings and gurgling sounds (which sound suspiciously like something from Tangerine Dream's "Phaedra" album), suggesting the path the band would take in the future.
Like its intended follow-up (1994's scrapped Amorphous Androgynous album, "Environments", which turned up under the FSOL guise in 2007), "Tales of Ephidrina" is a bite-sized album, running little longer than 45 minutes, but one which deserves more recognition as an example of some of the best rhythmic music to come out of the '90s ambient boom.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy bleeps to satisfy the mind 9 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
Didnt buy anything throughout my raving days and when i stopped raving and chose to reflect on the dancefloor craziness this was one of the first albums purchased. The haunting samples sublime basslines and phantasmagoric soundscapes make this one of the weirdest trips you'll experience ever. Rates alongside pink floyd as one of those era enhancing moods that enchant the imagination over and over again. like a cat curious of whats beyond the gap in the door i keep playing and searching for more. Only for the headstrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent CD for the FSOL completist 31 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
I actually found this (American) version of the CD in a shop hidden away in a corner, and only looking at the FSOL Lifeforms album that I found out that it was one of their aliases. Anyway the tracks on the album are more Dance orientated that that of the later FSOL moniker and reflects that of FSOL's earlier Accellerator era. The tracks flow together to form a whole album rather that just a string of single songs. Each of the tracks of sonically superb and creates a vivid soundscape that is chilling as it is intriguing. In conclusion a worthwhile purchase for anyone interested in FSOL's less ambient work
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