Album artwork for Accelerator by The Future Sound Of London

This is the 25th Anniversary edition of the iconic debut album by The Future Sound Of London, 'Accelerator' contains the innovative, award winning single 'Papua New Guinea' that signaled the birth of IDM. This has a revised souvenir inlay with historic photographs and cuttings as part of the inner booklet, and two bonus mixes exclusive to CD on this edition. Both the original single and album were a fixture on the end of year charts of many publications including Melody Maker, NME and Mixmag, whilst also achieving Best Techno Single at the Mixmag Awards in 1992. Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans were the brains behind the evergreen classic 'Papua New Guinea', which was first featured on 'Accelerator', their debut LP. In fact, Dougans had already written the hit 'Stakker Humanoid' (under the name of Humanoid) but it was as Future Sound of London that he really gained crossover credibility. 'Accelerator' is an apt title for this continuous mix of rhythmically propelled tracks. A real journey album, it takes in not only the lush, escapist tropical vibe of 'Papua New Guinea', but also the melancholic 'While Others Cry', the sharp strings and slender hooks of 'Pulse State', and a heap of feistier tracks such as 'It's Not My Problem', 'Moscow', 'Calcium' and 'Expander'. A well rounded, well produced and well memorable album, 'Accelerator' deserves its classic status.

The Future Sound Of London

Accelerator

Jumpin and Pumpin
Album artwork for Accelerator by The Future Sound Of London
CD

£12.99

Released 08/07/2016Catalogue Number

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The Future Sound Of London

Accelerator

Jumpin and Pumpin
Album artwork for Accelerator by The Future Sound Of London
CD

£12.99

Released 08/07/2016Catalogue Number

cdtot2a

This is the 25th Anniversary edition of the iconic debut album by The Future Sound Of London, 'Accelerator' contains the innovative, award winning single 'Papua New Guinea' that signaled the birth of IDM. This has a revised souvenir inlay with historic photographs and cuttings as part of the inner booklet, and two bonus mixes exclusive to CD on this edition. Both the original single and album were a fixture on the end of year charts of many publications including Melody Maker, NME and Mixmag, whilst also achieving Best Techno Single at the Mixmag Awards in 1992. Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans were the brains behind the evergreen classic 'Papua New Guinea', which was first featured on 'Accelerator', their debut LP. In fact, Dougans had already written the hit 'Stakker Humanoid' (under the name of Humanoid) but it was as Future Sound of London that he really gained crossover credibility. 'Accelerator' is an apt title for this continuous mix of rhythmically propelled tracks. A real journey album, it takes in not only the lush, escapist tropical vibe of 'Papua New Guinea', but also the melancholic 'While Others Cry', the sharp strings and slender hooks of 'Pulse State', and a heap of feistier tracks such as 'It's Not My Problem', 'Moscow', 'Calcium' and 'Expander'. A well rounded, well produced and well memorable album, 'Accelerator' deserves its classic status.