Friday, September 17, 2010

The Future Sound of London - Dead Cities (320)

Put simply, Dead Cities is nothing short of a masterpiece of ambient techno. Taking cues from Aphex Twin and B12, FSOL create a convincing and intricate post-apocalyptic landscape unlike any other I've heard. Dead Cities rewards close listening, as many of the details, sound effects, and motifs may elude you at first. The album changes gradually and with purpose but every song is memorable and different. I literally have nothing bad to say about this: if you are even the least bit interested in techno or electronic music in general, I recommend this highly.

1 comment:

  1. I bought this album on vinyl (it was a double lp) way back in high school. I didn't even listen to techno or electronic music at all back then, but I tried this out anyway and fell in love with it. I have never listened to another FSOL album, though.