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Dead Cities

The Future Sound Of London

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Dead Cities turned out to be the Future Sound of London's bow out from the spotlight -- at least, nothing further was released by them for the rest of the decade and well into the next one. Compared to the crisp approach of Accelerator and Lifeforms' disorienting, surprising exploration into ambient sound, Dead Cities finds the group trying out something new yet again. The theme of the album, thoroughly explored in the art (as always, created by the group itself), seems to be one of futuristic urban decay, almost as if reacting against the perceived otherwordliness of Lifeforms, calmer moments like the acoustic guitar shimmer of "Her Face Forms in Summertime" aside. Hints of cyberpunk fetishism and atmospheres are everywhere, combined with a generally darker sound track for track and more upfront beats on a number of songs. "My Kingdom," a spooky choice for the initial single, blends in low-pitched drones with the echoing shuffle of the main rhythm, suggesting a Japanese city set somewhere in the outback after all the world's power finally ran out. As a further touch, the overall Blade Runner feeling of Dead Cities is heightened even more via the sampling of Mary Hopkin's haunting, wordless vocals from that film's soundtrack. The collage approach that has served the band well over the years recurs time and again -- snippets from unreleased spoken word performances and reworked orchestrations float up and down in the mix, feeling like an unusual sonic tour. That said, two of the strongest moments on Dead Cities -- the amazing single "We Have Explosive" and its semi-remix "Herd Killing," which starts the album -- come from the same source, namely Run-DMC. The brutal guitar stab and accompanying wah-wah and shout, which define both tracks, come from the Tougher Than Leather album, here reshuffled into a brusque, memorable punch with a killer, buzzing bassline.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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1
Herd Killing
00:02:38

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Mitzell, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

2
Dead Cities
00:06:37

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

3
Her Face Forms In Summertime
00:05:38

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

4
We Have Explosive
00:06:19

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

5
Everyone In The World Is Doing Something Without Me
00:04:10

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

6
My Kingdom
00:05:47

The Future Sound Of London, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

7
Max
00:02:48

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

8
Antique Toy
00:05:44

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

9
Quagmire/In A State Of Permanent Abyss
00:06:57

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

10
Glass
00:05:38

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

11
Yage
00:07:32

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

12
Vit Drowning/Through Your Gills I Breathe
00:05:32

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

13
First Death In The Family
00:04:45

The Future Sound Of London, Producer, MainArtist - Brian Dougans, Composer - Yage, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Garry Cobain, Composer

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Ltd

Album Description

Dead Cities turned out to be the Future Sound of London's bow out from the spotlight -- at least, nothing further was released by them for the rest of the decade and well into the next one. Compared to the crisp approach of Accelerator and Lifeforms' disorienting, surprising exploration into ambient sound, Dead Cities finds the group trying out something new yet again. The theme of the album, thoroughly explored in the art (as always, created by the group itself), seems to be one of futuristic urban decay, almost as if reacting against the perceived otherwordliness of Lifeforms, calmer moments like the acoustic guitar shimmer of "Her Face Forms in Summertime" aside. Hints of cyberpunk fetishism and atmospheres are everywhere, combined with a generally darker sound track for track and more upfront beats on a number of songs. "My Kingdom," a spooky choice for the initial single, blends in low-pitched drones with the echoing shuffle of the main rhythm, suggesting a Japanese city set somewhere in the outback after all the world's power finally ran out. As a further touch, the overall Blade Runner feeling of Dead Cities is heightened even more via the sampling of Mary Hopkin's haunting, wordless vocals from that film's soundtrack. The collage approach that has served the band well over the years recurs time and again -- snippets from unreleased spoken word performances and reworked orchestrations float up and down in the mix, feeling like an unusual sonic tour. That said, two of the strongest moments on Dead Cities -- the amazing single "We Have Explosive" and its semi-remix "Herd Killing," which starts the album -- come from the same source, namely Run-DMC. The brutal guitar stab and accompanying wah-wah and shout, which define both tracks, come from the Tougher Than Leather album, here reshuffled into a brusque, memorable punch with a killer, buzzing bassline.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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