Boards of Canada are entertaining. I own a lot of their stuff, have for quite some time.
But I got 6 gigs of Future Sound of London.
fsol.disenchanted.com was the shit. See, FSOL never did concerts. They did shows from their home studios to different radio stations via ISDN - they'd just hook up their pro tools rigs to the fast data lines of radio stations, do interviews, play instruments, etc. And Boards of Canada don't exist without FSOL.
Then they went really crazy. Supposedly the last interview they did for six years ended abruptly when the duo stuffed pencils up their noses and walked out rather than answer questions. The Isness is a shit album -- sounds a lot like the stuff Syd Barrett did after Pink Floyd kicked him out for being too schizophrenic. Lately they've gone back to some of the more archetypal stuff but it isn't quite the same.
For a while, though, about '91
to about '98
They were sublime. Imagine a jam band that does nothing but aetherial IDM, without repeats, all over the world. I can literally listen to three and a half days of virtually unrepeating headspace music.
And I didn't download all of disenchanted before it went down, just most of it.
I played the EP above for a friend. He went from ripping off Ted Nugent with his music to ripping off Orbital.
I've got a Skinny Puppy sticker in my car. Have since 2002. I've got a Skinny Puppy mural on the back of my leather. Have since '92. But I have no FSOL stickers anywhere because FSOL never bought into merchandising.
But holy fuck, I feel ya, dawg.