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The Future Sound of London - Dead Cities (20th Anniversary Remaster)

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Good point about the seamless play. But I like how it sounds on vinyl -- guess I'll need both eventually.

I only have the Accelerator version with the 7'', but you're right, it doesn't make sense that the other version would be remastered, so I guess we really only got reissues so far, which is fine. I just like to put stuff on my turntable.

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As it was mixed to DAT, the CD is actually the more... (I'll stop). 

The LP edition does have extended intros and outros bookending the sides so I do give mine a spin once in a while as a curio. Trainspotters will be interested to note that the outro 'pig' environment to WHE from the CD turns up at the start of Everyone in the World on the LP too. So it's more interesting than the Lifeforms LP where the gaps between sides were just subtle crossfades on the CD.

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On 11/10/2019 at 8:43 AM, thumbass said:

Dead Cities is by far the best FSOL album in existence. Not only that, it's also an IDM masterpiece. It's cinematic as fuck and it all sounds beautiful. Also LOL at the fucking cover of this album, it's hilariously bad but I don't mind it.

I buy their calendar every year because of how much I love their artwork.  It represents an era that can never be replicated.  Pushing art made on once high end PCs to an uncanny extreme, because it was impossible to avoid, due to hardware limitations.  The ones who embraced this made truly timeless imagery.  The cg stuff trying to look "real", from back then, mostly looks embarrassing now.  Lifeforms is my favorite album cover to this day.  I agree with you about Dead Cities, except its not my favorite, I like Environment Six or Accelerator the most.  Its so great that they are pretty active again, just wish fsoldigital wasn't so slow. Cheers!

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They put up Lifeforms hoodies today and they instantly sold out.  Grrrr

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15 hours ago, nature said:

Lifeforms is my favorite album cover to this day.

One of mine as well.

Fun fact: the girl on the cover went on to play for the Arsenal women's under-21 football team.

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5 hours ago, Rotwang said:

 

Fun fact: the girl on the cover went on to play for the Arsenal women's under-21 football team.

"Sheuneenio"

 

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11 hours ago, purlieu said:

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"Sheuneenio"

 

That's pretty IDM...

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WTF...she's gooooooood. That's the girl from the lifeforms cover!? sweet jesus

hawk GIF

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On 11/15/2019 at 10:12 AM, Rotwang said:

One of mine as well.

Fun fact: the girl on the cover went on to play for the Arsenal women's under-21 football team.

Very cool.  I love finding out little things like that.  For instance, some of the female vocals on Lifeforms are done by Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins, a band I've loved for ages.  Connections like that are neat to me.

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