Future Sound of London



The Future Sound Of London (also known as FSOL) emerged from the ambient electronic music scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their unique blend of organic electro-acoustic soundscapes. Originally conceived as an immersive audio- visual experience, they embraced the realms of music, art and computer animation wholeheartedly.

The release of their album Lifeforms in 1993 redefined modern classical, ambient, electronic and experimental music and, following the release of Dead Cities in 1996, they expanded their vision, with the first fully blown global ISDN transmissions of experimental sound and moving images to galleries, venues and radio stations worldwide.

Following the release of their greatest hits album ‘Teachings From The Electronic Brain’ they returned to the FSOL modus operandi and have begun exploring working in surround sound. This technology has provided them with the perfect opportunity to revisit and explore the deeper realms and possibilities of the initial seeds of their Lifeforms audio experimentation once more and has resulted in a specially constructed audio-architecture piece commissioned by Kinetica. In this piece, FSOL filter, process and montage all organic and synthetic sound they find resonant, to create what they call ‘brutal reality’ or ‘3D-headspace’; a process that immerses the listener into a new, heightened, strangely familiar yet dislocated and timeless audio environment, an ultrareality that ultimately retunes the listener’s receptivity of their perceived everyday.