The Mello Hippo Disco Show

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The Mello Hippo Disco Show
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EP by Amorphous Androgynous
Released 25 Nov 2002
Recorded Earthbeat Studios, London, 2002
Genre Psychedelica
Length 32:34
Label Future Sound Of London Recordings
Producer FSOL
The Future Sound of London chronology
Papua New Guinea Translations
'The Mello Hippo Disco Show'
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Mello Hippo Disco Show is a single released by Amorphous Androgynous, a pseudonym of The Future Sound of London, in 2002 from the album The Isness. The release is especially notable as the band's first original single since 1997's We Have Explosive EP, and despite the shift in sound towards the psychedelic, follows the classic FSOL style of singles spread over several movements.[2][3][4] Among the tracks are Life's A Flow, which was originally released on the Abbey Road mix of The Isness[5] and the long-awaited Trying To Make Impermanent Things Permanent, originally premiered in 1997[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Yo-Yo (5:21)
  2. She Sells Electric Ego (6:43)
  3. The Mello Hippo Disco Show (Jacknife Lee Mix) (4:23)
  4. Slo-Mo (4:57)
  5. Hippo-Drone (2:46)
  6. Trying To Make Impermanent Things Permanent (3:31)
  7. The World's In Transience (1:52)
  8. Life's A Flow (4:21)[7]


  • Cello – Christine Jackson, Helena Binney, Jane Fenton
  • Choir – Adrian Osmond, Christine Settle, Gloria Gee, Jacqueline Goddard, John-Llewelyn Evans, Jon English, Rechenda Elmhurst
  • Engineer – Yage
  • Flute – Chris Margary
  • Harp – Thelma Owen
  • Horns – Philip Eastop
  • Mellotron, Organ, Keyboards – Mikey Rowe
  • Oboe – Kate St. John
  • Synthesizer – Daniel Pemberton
  • Trombone – Fayaz Virgi, Mark Eades
  • Trumpet – Dominic Glover
  • Violin – Jo Archard, Mark McEvoy, Morven Bryce, Sarah Tilley
  • Vocals – Anjali Saga


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