Flying Saucer Attack - Flying Saucer Attack/New Lands/Mirror album review
Selected releases from Dave Pearce and friends’ 1990s space odyssey.
Flying Saucer Attack were on the periphery of the so-called early 90s shoegazing scene in which groups typically played guitars through as many FX pedals as they could lay their hands on to create a new type of psychedelia aimed at the blurring of aural perceptions. Luckily for the home recorder, this effect could be enhanced by overdriving equipment, even utilising tape hiss as part of the sound. On the trio’s self-titled debut from 1992, keyboards, guitars and simple percussion produce songs encircled by a vast halo of sound on My Dreaming Hill, or set in empty space like the neo-folk, The Season Is Ours.