i’ve been a fan of the future sound of london since about 1999 when i heard “dead cities” for the first time and fell in love. “lifeforms” was the next album i bought from them (a double cd!!) and i was hooked.
this video is from when they were on chillout zone (i don’t know what that is/was – i wasn’t watching mtv in 1996) and is really freaking wild visually. the music is all from “dead cities” though most of the songs are abbreviated and/or completely reworked – samples that played together in a series in a song pop up here and there in transitions, or played in a different order or with another song. still, it’s a great chance to have a listen to them and trip out a little
it’s rainy here in nyc tonight. it’s also really warm for this time of year and i’ve got the windows open as i’m writing. i’m listening to lifeforms by the future sound of london – one of my favorite albums of all time (from one of my favorite bands of all time) and the perfect music right now.
i listen to a lot of music and for a few years now, i’ve been making a monthly playlist as kind of like a musical journal. on the 8th of each month, i share the month’s playlist and start the playlist for the following month. i add whatever songs move me and it tends to be a varied collection of styles and artists.
november’s playlist is on the smaller side because i’ve been spending a lot of time listening to the future sound of london (and their quasi-alter ego band amorphous adrogynous) and haven’t wanted to basically just put half of their songs on a playlist. there are 6 songs from them on this list, along with a couple tunes from woods – a psych-folk band that i absolutely love – and “bird and the berry” from LAKE, a song that showcases their warm, soft sound.