The Future Sound of London

Psychedelic downtempo from the Mancunian duo comprised of Brian Dougans and Garry Cobain. There's a lot of history here, and rather than get into it, I'll just lightly gloss.

The early records were more on the trancey techno and breakbeat tip (e.g. their hit "Papua New Guinea," which was remixed a number of producers, including Andrew Weatherall), whereas the later material gravitated towards straight-ahead ambient and downtempo. Now, they seem sort of transcendentalist and mystical.

Part of why I'm drawn to them is because I really like Dougans' solo work as Humanoid, an aggressive, chunky techno and loopy acid alias he used in the 80s and 90s, and the stuff he did with Stakker, a project led by video artists Mark McClean and Colin Scott, who notably made a short film called Westworld that was scored with material from Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II.

There ain't loads on Spotify, but I do recommend the Humanoid Sessions 84 – 88 comp.