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Bola - Soup mp3 download Performer: Bola
Album: Soup
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Style: Downtempo, Ambient, IDM
Size MP3: 1336 mb.
Size FLAC: 1224 mb.
Rating: 4.2/5
Votes: 354

Braille sticker direct under "Bola" on the front sleeve reads "BOLA SOUP". Known versions: Original issue, released in a plastic zip-lock bag, containing a gatefold card sleeve (this release). Repress, released in a jewel case. I remember the first time I heard this album. Back in 1999 I was recommended this album by a friend, who lent me his copy so I could hear it. It sat for almost a week next to my bed, and was always on my "to play" list but I never got round to it. Anyway, one morning I woke up in the early hours and decided to give it a listen.

The debut album as Bola, Soup, came in 1998 and was described as "an impressive synthesis of the machine-beat ambiance (sic) of post-techno with warm, wistful analog soul". A rare set of 3 EPs called Shapes was released in 2000, pressed at only 300 copies; in September 2006, it was remastered and reissued in greater numbers by Skam, adding three The latest Bola album, . Bola – Shapes, 2006 (Skam). Remastered and re-issued version of the Shapes EP, plus 3 bonus tracks.

After a three-year gestation, Darrell Fitton's debut Bola LP turned out to be a varied, engaging listen. The tracks mostly follow in the style of heavily mechanistic, wistfully melodic post-techno first explored by Warp label artists like the Black Dog, Autechre, and Aphex Twin, but just as evident are the influences of artists such as Tangerine Dream, Skinny Puppy, and Vangelis (the 14-minute closing cut, "Whoblo," sounds like the soundtrack to a pornographic Blade Runner)

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Glink 7:00
Versivo 5:59
W.I.K. 5:46
Forcasa 1 6:29
Forcasa 2 4:49
Forcasa 3 5:24
Pendulus 5:45
Amnion 9:31
Aguilla 6:21
Whoblo 11:11


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SKALP 2 Bola Soup ‎(2xLP, Album) Skam SKALP 2 UK 1998
SKALD 2 Bola Soup ‎(CD, Album, Car) Skam SKALD 2 UK 1998
SKALD 2 Bola Soup ‎(CD, Album, RP) Skam SKALD 2 UK 1998
SKALD 002 Bola Soup ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Skam SKALD 002 UK 2003
SKALP002 Bola Soup ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Skam SKALP002 UK 2003
SKALD002 Bola Soup ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Skam SKALD002 UK 2003
SKALD 2 Bola Soup ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Skam SKALD 2 UK 2003
SKALD 002 Bola Soup ‎(10xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Skam SKALD 002 UK 2017
SKALD002 Bola Soup ‎(10xFile, WAV, Album, RE) Skam SKALD002 UK Unknown

Yes, tell me please too... There are differences in sound quality?
I have not listened to the 1998 issue.. but this version is very dynamic. Perfect .
can somebody tell me if this version sounds better than the original press?
i don't think it sounds better but the mix is definitely noticeably different on a couple of tracks
Underrated and still relatively unknown "classic"!! And a great shame too as this is quite literally the wasps ankles when it comes down to late 90's moody electronic music. I'm not very keen on the direction Darrell Fitton took his music after this though. 10 out of 10.
To be heard in the dark ! Just fantasic. A complete universe at itself. +++ Classic !.
A pure IDM classic. Only few reached/can reach this level of perfectness. There are two beyond earth, space, time (and words) tracks here ("Pendulus" and "Whoblo"), and one of the most beautiful opening tracks ever made in electronic music ("Glink"). From the rest, "W.I.K.", "Forcasa 2" and "Aquilla", stand out, imho. Sound production is also amazing. Before '98's "Soup", it was only the two Front 242's '93 albums that got me as impressed. Fitton gives the sense of an extra dimension to his sound, and It's obvious he paid extreme attention to the low-freq part of his music, which was a missing piece for the most of the mid-'90s IDM artists.
I'd love to say this is an amazing album, and the majority of it is. There are just a few moments around W.I.K-Forcasa 1 which for some reason I find a bit annoying. Alot of people seem to like Forcasa 1, but not me. It sounds too much like a whole lot of the rest of electronica around that time for me to like it or something like that. Luckily, everything else is great. When he starts expreimenting more around Pendulus and Amnion things get really interesting; part of the enjoyment is simply to listen to the layers moving over one another. Whoblo is one of my favourite tracks of all time. It's beautiful in its simplicity, and very emotionally strong.
I honestly would've paid my 25 bucks and more to get my hands on the first and last tracks. If albums were priced based on quality like food is, then this album would cost 200 dollars!
A timeless release by Bola. SOUP, his first album, immerses the listener into an aquatic world. "Glink," the opener, is like sunlight filtering through the waves, while "Versivo" plumbs further into the depths, though occasional glimmers still emerge. "W.I.K." swims in warm tones, even as the rhythm anchors it down. The trio of Forcasas each go in a different direction, from the vaporous beauty of "Forcasa 1" to the ambient industrialism of "Forcasa 2" and into the electro-tinged elegance of "Forcasa 3." Fitton's careful use of sound, like the fragments of a voice and the mournful woodwinds on "Pendulus," envelop the album with a certain fullness, while his careful attention to detail and mood help sustain the even the longer tracks: the robotic transformations of "Amnion" or the slow-burning lasers of "Whoblo." But the jewel in the crown is surely "Aguilla," a melancholy immersion in sound. An album destined to be a classic.
Great album - calming..great sound..it deserves the fantastic rating..
Electronic music doesn't get much better than this. What we have here is soulful, playful, adequately alien ambient techno with attention to detail. No filler tracks in sight, hardly even a bad minute here. The perfectionism even extends to the beautiful remastered cover design by the Skam Records imagician Michael England, which suits the "bottom of the ocean" feel of the music inside.
It's really hard (for me) to put into words what makes this album so wondrous. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as the best ambient music for those who want to get out of the room/house and take a long walk/drive. It's ambient in that utilizes textures and many layers of sound that appear and disappear at will. But the music never makes you still. It's always moving and in flux: never too slow but never too fast either. Plus the texture spectrum is quite broad: never settling on just conveying warmth or coolness. Nearly every sensation is evoked when listening to the album from start to finish. And while you can pick your favourite point (mine is still the opener "Glink"), you can enjoy every moment of the album. And I do firmly believe it is an album that needs to be appreciated as a whole as oppose to mere separate tracks. All in all, this is an excellent album of sound, atmosphere ... and pure wonder.
I remember the first time I heard this album. Back in 1999 I was recommended this album by a friend, who lent me his copy so I could hear it. It sat for almost a week next to my bed, and was always on my "to play" list but I never got round to it. Anyway, one morning I woke up in the early hours and decided to give it a listen. In no small way, it completely changed everything, and I was awestruck with just how beautiful it was. What really struck me was the consistancy in production quality, from the terrific opener that is "Glink", the superb melodies of the "Forcassa" trilogy, right up to the staggering beautiful "Aguila" . Needless to say, I purchased my own copy the next day. Of course, there are many other similarly essential albums out there, but this one will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you Bolaman!
This album was described perfectly to me recently with one word: Celestial. I'm not religious, but if ever there was an appropriate soundtrack for the ascent to "heaven" then this is it. As fond as I am of "nasty", when "nice" can be as good as this then I'm not going to complain. Mr Fitton has excelled himself on this album, creating some of the most sublime, dreamy soundscapes and journeys I've ever heard. His ability to create atmospheres that tug on the heartstrings and bring a tear to the eye while simultaneously making one feel distinctly weird is displayed here at it's fullest. Strange and beautiful ambient washes ride effortlessly over odd, meandering bass sequences and subtle, deep and slow rhythms. I think it's important to play this on a decent system so you can really hear and feel the interactions between the bottom end and the sounds that envelop it. It's hard not to feel like you're floating while this album is playing. As many times as I listen to it, this album will always remind me of the first time I heard it. Bola had cancelled his appearance at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival at Camber Sands, UK in April 2003. Instead of Bola being replaced by another act, his music was played in absentia. This was the third day of the festival and I was very close to exceeding my physical and mental limits of endurance. Whenever I hear "Soup", I can see the room around me, as viewed from the floor, feel the carpet underneath me, feel the madness returning. The day after I got back from ATP, my mental state was such that only listening to Bola albums could make me feel normal, where normal had become the seemingly endless magic of ATP.
SKAM has done it again. You thought they couldn’t follow up the seminal release of Boards Of Canada’s Music Has The Right To Children but you were wrong. Bola comes from a three-year hiatus to bring you one of the most beautiful ambient albums of all time. Very nostalgic because of the nature of the production it sounds as if it could have been recorded circa 1995. The album is very refreshing and smoothly balanced. Characterized by light beats and meandering synths lines, and the occasional heavly beat driven song, a la W.I.K. Another of one Fitton’s attributes is to make an extremely layered song but intertwine sound so effectively and make his complex sound that no one can match. Highlights are Versivo, Forcasa 1 and Aguilla, but the whole album is nothing short of faultless. But what can you expect from the man that assisted with engineering and production of Autechre’s Incunabula, a key originator of Gescom and gave SKAM the push start it needed to make it the label it is now. Pick up this album as soon as possible. Now that it has been re-pressed its widely available and includes beautiful artwork by Michael England.
Bola first atracted my attention cause I read somewhere he is a mixture between Boards of Cananda and Autechre. It is true Bola has some elements of both mentioned artists but this record has something really unique. There are layers... and layers... and layers of sound, sometimes intriguing and dark, sometimes melancholyc. IMHO the highlights of SOUP are, "Forcasa 1" and "Aguilla", the first being a nice track filled with crispy beats and soft melodies, and the second is a VERY beautiful sad track with choirs and even a short solo. This album gives you an extraterrestrial warm feel. Definitively an IDM classic.