Flying Saucer Attack - Chorus
'Chorus' is a collection of Flying Saucer Attack's John Peel sessions, recorded before and after the release of 'Further'. 'Chorus' is the second odds-and-ends collection from Flying Saucer Attack, Bristol's premier D.I.Y. dreampop outfit. It's another solid set from these introverted home-tapers, despite the inclusion of one or two too many unfocused out-takes. Flying Saucer Attack's formula of fragile guitar ballads and airy soundscapes completely engulfed in fuzz, distortion, tape hiss, and other lo-fi distractions remains engaging throughout. Between the pileup of spacey effects and Flying Saucer Attack pilot David Pearce's melodic whisper, there's plenty here to appeal to lovers of psychedelic ambience both classic and recent. The titular disturbance that ultimately consumes 'Feedback Song' like a radioactive cloud also irradiates 'Always.' With its gossamer melody and Pearce's mellifluous folk delivery, 'Light in the Evening' rises specter-like from its bed of grot. Flying Saucer Attack's atmospheric mood pieces ('Popul Vuh III,' 'There but Not There,' 'Februrary 8th') are expectedly serene and lovely, as is the brief, shimmering closer, 'There Dub.' But Chorus's real prizes are 'Second Hour' and 'Beach Red Lullaby,' tracks originally available on a 'Further' era seven-inch. The former is a rough dreampop diamond drowned in eddies of distortion; the latter features an all-too-rare vocal from honey-voiced Flying Saucer Attack cohort Rachel Brook and one of the group's more exquisite acoustic melodies.LP - 180 Gram Vinyl, Mastered by Matt Colton and With Download.
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