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BRIAN DOUGANS

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Brian Dougans was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968. He is one half of the British electronica group The Future Sound of London.

He is a “man of many thoughts and few words” almost always letting Cobain take the lead in interviews with them both. He is also the more technical member of FSOL, doing most of the programming, circuit bending et cetera and creating electronic instruments at his home studio in Glastonbury, Somerset where he lives with his wife and two children in a church that stands at the intersection of nine leylines.

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Humanoid
His first releases were as “Humanoid”, releasing the Acid house single “Stakker Humanoid”, which reached number 17 in the UK in 1988, and also charted in 1992 and 2001. “Slam”, the follow-up, was less successful, reaching number 54. He has however continued to release music under this name to the present date primarily through FSOL’s online digital download store.

Future Sound of London
He met Garry Cobain in 1985 when he was at Salford College of Technology in Manchester studying computer science/engineering. After Cobain left college to set up his own studio Dougans joined him and they began to release a plethora of singles under various aliases, some of which would end up on their first compilation album (as FSOL) “Earthbeat” in 1992.

Dougans has always been the quiet, technical workhorse of FSOL whilst Cobain brings in his melody and softness to balance Dougans’ technical wizardry ergo creating the balance that makes FSOL what it is. Where as the sound of Amorphous Androgynous is very much Cobains vehicle FSOL’s more “mechanical” sound is Dougans.

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