Regarding my scathing review of the new FSOL:
If you search on Soulseek for “amorphous androgynous the isness” you get an old demo version of the album. It’s oddly better. It’s not strikingly different, mind you, but it’s minus a few of the flourishes and vocals that push the retail version of the record past unpleasant and into outright annoying. I wonder what the record sounded like two years before this demo was recorded… was it better still? We may never know.
This “history of The Isness” that I also downloaded from Soulseek sheds a little light.