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Flying Saucer Attack


Post Rock/Math rock

2.95 | 5 ratings

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5 stars It's more shoegaze than post, and needs to tunnel through walls of sound to get to the really interesting and best tracks, but perfection is perfection. The best way to describe the album is almost track-by-track: the first four plunge into a dense mire of wailing, fuzzy shoegaze guitars, with the post guitar sounding off in the background as our vocalist sings softly and beautifully from what seems the middle of the wall. It almost seems as if it's going to be a 3.5 star album of nothing but this bliss, but then "Wish" comes along and they expand their sound. The walls only return for "The Drowners" and "Still", leaving track five and "The Season Is Ours" to find prettiness in minimalism much like Talk Talk, the latter also using the shoegaze style for a guitar that doesn't overpower. And then there's the two tracks named for Popol Vuh, sprawling, atmospheric cuts very much inspired by them, pulling out keys for a third kind of beauty. What pulls it all together is how the tracks are sequenced, making the progression from each feel natural. A diverse and particularly modern kind of psychedelic goodness, simply stellar.
LearsFool | 5/5 |


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