I discovered Herd‘s sound only last year, when he released another installment in his Tangents series on Future Sound of London‘s own label, fsoldigital. I’ll be honest, being a huge fan of everything FSOL since the early 90s, I was immediately blown away! I still play Lifeforms every time I need to enter a world of experimental downtempo and leftfield psychedelia. It’s one of my all time favorite albums! And now I added Herd to that list. Jason Thomson takes the perfected dark ambient formula and makes it even better! For this exclusive Headphone Commute mix, Thomson pays a tribute to the beloved sound:

This mix is a nod to the legendary 3D Headspace/ISDN transmissions which were broadcast by The Future Sound of London in the mid to late 1990s. These soundscapes as well as the Radio One Essential mixes were what inspired me to begin making music many years later. The tracklist contains exclusive Herd material alongside FSOLdigital label mate Seafar as well as a healthy dose of FSOL themselves. Alongside are other artists whose tracks in some way reflect “the interplay of light and dark” for which FSOL became famous for.

I am honored to host this beautiful journey and am pretty sure that it will remain on my rotations for many years to come. I hope you feel the same! Please enjoy responsibly…


Herd – Terminal Window
FSOL – We Have Explosive Part 5
Daniel Pemberton – Yusei Ramen
Funckarma – Kaon Interlude
FSOL – Quagmire
The Orb – Shem
Inception OST – Old Souls
Oberman Knocks – Bronic
Herd – Tangent 43
David Sylvian and Robert Fripp – Darshan (Reconstructed by FSOL)
The Fifth Element OST – Mondoshawan
Banco De Gaia – Souffie
Oberman Knocks – Indomine
Autechre – Gantz Graf
Funckarma – Amon Velvet
Amorphous Androgynous – Fat Cat
FSOL – Linear Block
Legiac – Pinch Era
FSOL – Dark Matter
Roly Porter – Tieliax
RVXJochem Paap – MRG
Herd – Tangent 39
2NGNJochem Paap-JCHM
FSOL – Light Forming
Secede – Last Hours
28 Days Later Soundtrack – Jim’s Dream
Herd – Untitled
Akkya – And Now It Has All Gone Forever
Peter Gabriel – In Doubt
Yage – Mountain Cloud Descending
Dadavistic Orchestra – Strung Valve Checkout
Kaon – Dusk Above Arkona
Andrea Parker – Time Zones
Goldmund – Turqouise Hexagon Sun
FSOL – The Silent Place
Andrea Parker – Too Strange To Be Good
Legiac – Actind
Herd – Untitled
Herd – Untitled
Seafar – Small Pieces
Seafar – Acid Window
Herd – Tangent 46
Herd – Untitled
Akkya – Our Thoughtless Century

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