FSOL are well known for their prodigious output, regularly going through periods of creating several tracks a day. Many of these tracks would be ‘lost’ only for not fitting current projects, created only for special live events and broadcasts or would change so drastically during the recording process that the original version would bear little resemblance to the released track. From the Archives seeks to give light to these tracks that are as good as anything released on their ‘official’ albums.
One of the first of the blissed-out rave acts to storm the charts, and also one of the longest lasting, the Future Sound of London deserved a good singles compilation, and fortunately they get one with the Virgin retrospective Teachings from the Electronic Brain. Their highest moments were virtually always their singles, and short-form tracks offer a much easier path to understanding the music of Brian Dougans and Garry Cobain than their occasionally bloated LPs. Teachings from the Electronic Brain neglects nothing of real value, beginning with their first chart hit ("Papua New Guinea") and grabbing the best tracks from their albums Accelerator ("Expander"), Lifeforms (the title track), the live-in-the-studio ISDN ("Far-Out Son of Lung and the Ramblings of a Madman," "Smokin' Japanese Babe"), and Dead Cities ("We Have Explosive"). Best of all, licensing requirements prevented the addition of material from 2002's half-baked The Isness.
Kari Rueslåtten is considered one of the most beautiful voices in alternative Nordic folk pop, and she is the Norwegian queen of melancholy. Now the Norwegian Polar Princess presents an unconventional and powerful debut album! Kari Rueslåtten was a founding member of the progressive Doom Metal band The 3rd and the Mortal. The band defined a special genre and was an inspiration for many other bands worldwide. After her retirement in 1995, Rueslåtten released seven solo albums. It is well-known all over Europe and Latin America. Kari Rueslåtten has shown her unique talent in collaboration with many different artists, including Toumas Holopainen by Nightwish or Anneke van Giersbergen (Ex-The Gathering). Kari Rueslåtten has always paid attention to the beauty in the dark.
THE ANALOGUE YEARS presents a 50-Album overview across 54 CDs, in original jackets, of the celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era.