Title - ‘Accelerator: Deluxe Edition’ (Hypnotic Records)
Artist - The Future Sound of London
Most of you guys probably know Accelerator already. Not only FSOL's debut album, it has also been considered a "highly influential piece of work" during the early stages of ambient house in the early nineties, and is now considered a classic amongst fans of this style. I mean, everybody knows Papua New Guinea right? So, what makes this unique, and a must-buy - even if you have the original version - is that this has a second bonus disc with ten remixes of the classic (and brilliant) Papua New Guinea. Some of them were remixed recently - in 2001, I believe - but there are some real gems here. The Simian mix, despite only being three-and-a-half minutes long, is excellent. A kind of funky, acoustic piece. You just have to hear it. At the end of the day though, they have paired up a fantastic album with a fantastic remix bonus disc. You really can't go wrong! Truly indispensable!
Reviewed by Gary Stevenson