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5.0 out of 5 stars Their best ever album. Truly a future sound!
This has to be one of the best ambient albums constructed with a wide variety of moods, from the thumping Track 4 (Slider) to the whale sounding 'Eyes pop skin explodes everybody dead' (Track 7). Throughout the album the incorporated samples accompanied by Eastern vocals sound to me like music that would be ideal for a Bladerunner like landscape. In one line: Eastern...
Published on 6 Jan 2000 by Oliver Elstob

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3.0 out of 5 stars Earth calling...
FSOL had obviously been spending far too much time noodling at home with their new studio toys before this came out. Far more evolved in range and scope than their earlier work. Much, much stranger. Not necessarily in a bad way, although some of the swirling ambient randomness does grate a little - problem looking for a solution anyone? However the less experimental dance...
Published on 23 Sep 2004 by Chris Dardis


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden depth, 13 Jan 2002
This review is from: I.S.D.N (Audio CD)
I've had this album for over a year and only now have I fully appreciated its subtle sound textures. Every listening brings a new experience. I *love* Orb and Orbital, but they have a 'commercial' sound in comparison with FSOL
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proves psychadelic is a state of mind, not just a product of a singular generation, 29 Oct 2007
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This review is from: The Isness (Audio CD)
So there were many super amazing psychadelic albums first time round, in the 60's and 70's.

So, this double album wears its floyd, beatles, donovan, shankar influences on its sleeve.

So, this is as good as, if not better than many amazing albums of the 60's.

Take two visionary producers who gave us some of the most complete, best electronic releases of the 90's, who are now getting to grips with song based structure, and orchestrating real instruments with boundless passion, and staggering craft, and you'll see why.

Best described as retro - future, this album persuades one that the psychadelic spirit existed way, way before the sixties and still will for eons to come. Visually as well as Aurally evocative, this masterwork has stage setting majestic splendour that many film directors would be in awe of.

Reset your music radar to pick up the worlds of the Otherness and the Isness, they're totally off the map baby...
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4 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is truly awful, 1 Jan 2004
This review is from: I.S.D.N (Audio CD)
I bought this on the recommendation of the reviews on this site and was bitterly disappointed when I heard it.
I have a varied music taste and will listen to almost anything, but I have to draw the line at this.
I have listened to it over and over again, in the hope that it is one of those albums that grow on you. I tried listening to it in the car, after work, late at night...just about everything, but this is one album that really should be avoided for any and all occasion.
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