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Accelerator

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Disc 1 of 2
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Expander
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Stolen Documents
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While Others Cry
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Calcium
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It's Not My Problem
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Papua New Guinea
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Moscow
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1 In 8
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Pulse State
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Central Industrial
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Expander (Remix)
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Moscow (Remix)
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Blue States (Full Length Mix)
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Mellow Magic (Maze Mix)
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Simian Mix
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Oil Funk (Dub Mix)
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Dub Child At Q Mix
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Hybrid (Full Length Mix)
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Satoshi Tomiie Main Path
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Monsoon Mix
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Andrew Weatherall Full Length Mix
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Dub Mix
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Total Tracks: 22   Total Length: 123:51

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Mind Expanding

EMUSIC-00CC3484

This was my first "techno" album. I have to say it's still brilliant by today's standards.

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Released the first time in 1991

rob_t_j72

It was released in Britain in 1991, and re-released a year later with two remixes after the commercial success of the "Papua New Guinea" single. Due to record label difficulties it could not be released in the United States until 1996. I bought this album in Sweden 1992.

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FSOL

sigalliers

speed it up a tad and you have one of the earliest drum n base tunes ever

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Simply glorious

alligatorburner

This album was almost glued into my car when it first came out, I simply couldn't get enough of it. Like many I thought they were one hit wonders with only Papua to their name however listening to this album and that superb sample intro to the closing track Central Industrial (welcome to the future... )sent shivers down the spine. This was a band on a mission and this is an excellent first chapter.

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Certainly not a "one track album"

Mescalito

FSOL have produced consistenly great albums over the years. This is no exception. Just listen!

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One song album.

michael

Really, only Papua New Guinea is worth listening.

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Some of the best early techno is on here

DJMc

Expander, Calcium, and Papua New Guinea were among my favorite songs in the mid-90's, but it took me a long time to actually try the album they were from. It's excellent, and the rest of the songs stand up to the singles. FSOL's ambient work interests me, but I've never had any hesitation about loving their early, clubby music. Disc 2 is not so essential, but disc 1 is very essential.

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Upon its belated U.S. release (a full five years after its initial U.K. issue on a tiny indie, and after three other Future Sound of London albums had been issued in the interim), Accelerator sounded almost retro. It’s clearly by far the most conventional of the duo’s albums, the closest to a straight-up hard techno set they ever did. Tracks like the opening “Expander” are almost anonymous; “Pulse State” honestly sounds like it could be by any one of a dozen contemporaneous techno acts. Two tracks, however, lift Accelerator above anonymity: the whirring, chattering pulse of “It’s Not My Problem” sounds like Can on E, and the sublime “Papua New Guinea,” based on a guest vocal by Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard, was (for 1991) something entirely new: ethno-ambient. This idea was subsequently run into the ground by far too many less-talented hacks, but even after being subjected to those knockoffs, “Papua New Guinea” still sounds majestic and fascinating. Accelerator, Rovi – Stewart Mason

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