Flying Saucer Attack

Outdoor Miner/Psychic Driving

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Combining the contents of two 7" vinyl singles into a CD EP release, Outdoor Miner/Psychic Dreaming makes for a fine slice of FSA's art circa 1995. The title track is the noteworthy Wire track, seemingly covered by countless numbers of bands during the '90s; FSA's own take reduces the vocals to a haunting whisper while unsurprisingly upping the feedback content. Changing nothing about the song's pace, the cover contains all the original's cryptic wistfulness with a new, shadowy power. The remaining three songs are all fine goodies, most notable of which is "Land Beyond the Sun," with a slow, softly epic reach to the lead melody and strikingly evocative singing and lyrics from Pearce. "Psychic Driving" contains a rough, distorted rhythm that sounds like it came from regular FSA collaborator Third Eye Foundation, or else is trying to sound like same, while "Everywhere Was Everything" makes for a lovely, high-volume melancholic closer.

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