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The Isness

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Elysian Feels
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The Mello Hippo Disco Show
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Goodbye Sky (Reprise)
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Osho
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The Galaxial Pharmaceutical
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Yes My Brother
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Go Tell It To The Trees Egghead
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Divinity
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Guru Song
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Her Tongue Is Like A Jellyfish
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Meadows
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High Tide On The Sea Of Flesh
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Goodbye Sky
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 63:29

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Not really the FSOL of old...

MonTemplar

I really wanted to like this album, but I just don't get the 'buzz' that I got from previous albums. That's not to say that it's unlistenable, but at the same time I found it to be a very unsatisfactory experience. I've since been delving into the 'From The Archives' series, contained unreleased tracks and mixes, and can recommend those to anyone hankering after some vintage FSOL sounds. Not on eMusic yet, but we can hope...

They Say All Music Guide

Future Sound of London returned to active recording with The Isness, a record that trumpets a host of through-the-ages psychedelic influences, from the Beatles to Gong to mid-’70s Pink Floyd to Spacemen 3 to the Chemical Brothers. The opener, “Elysian Feels,” has the back-masked strings of “Tomorrow Never Knows,” a surprisingly AOR guitar solo, and a few Chemical Brothers breaks. “The Mello Hippo Disco Show” has a hippy vocal floating over a series of funereal chords and some Mellotron effects. It’s clear that Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans are still great producers; check out “Osho,” an excellent piece of light blaxploitation funk grafted onto film strings. – John Bush

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