Environments II

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Environments II
FSOL - Environments II.jpg
Compilation album by The Future Sound of London
Released 29 August 2008 United Kingdom
Genre Electronica, ambient, IDM
Length 54:60
Producer FSOL
The Future Sound of London chronology
From the Archives Vol. 5
(2008)
Environments II
(2008)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind: Volume 1
(2008)

Environments II is the second release of The Future Sound of London's "Environments" series, of which another is planned. It was released on 29 August 2008. A CD version of the album was released on 5 January 2009.[1]

The album[edit]

Continuing from the first album in the series, part II is equally ambient (as opposed to the more breakbeat led material of their albums and archive series), but features strings, choir sounds and synthesiers, in contrast to the more abstract, sample-based nature of the original album. There are a few low-fi type tracks with subtle beats, similar in sound to tracks from Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works..." series. The strings mentioned are Goldenthalian in sound and weave into the electronic ambience. The album features contributions by Max Richter, Daniel Pemberton, Chris Margory, Robert Fripp, Colin Bell and Will White.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Viewed From Above" (2:33)
  2. "Glacier (Part 1)" (8:55)
  3. "Serengeti" (4:32)
  4. "Colour Blind" (3:35)
  5. "A Corner" (3:29)
  6. "Newfoundland" (2:04)
  7. "North Arctic" (3:18)
  8. "Factories and Assembly" (5:03)
  9. "Ice Formed" (4:16)
  10. "Small Town" (3:14)
  11. "Nearly Home" (3:38)
  12. "Boca Manu" (2:22)
  13. "Journey to the Center" (3:40)
  14. "Glacier (Part 2)" (6:21)

Crew[edit]

  • Producer - Future Sound Of London, The
  • Written-By Brian Dougans, Garry Cobain
  • Engineered by YAGE

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Environments 2: The Future Sound Of London: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "The Future Sound of London - Welcome to the Galaxial Pharmaceutical v7". Secondthought.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-15.