Flying Saucer Attack

Formed in Bristol, England in 1992, the elusive avant-noise space-rock project Flying Saucer Attack primarily comprised the duo of singer/guitarists David Pearce and Rachel Brook, refugees from the group Lynda's Strange Vacation who formed FSA as an outlet for their interest in home-recording experimentation (they stuck to a D.I.Y. aesthetic and shunned recording studios as much as possible). Drawing influence from Krautrock, folk, and dream pop, they bowed with the single "Soaring High," followed by an eponymously titled 1993 debut LP that buried the group's narcoleptic vocals and amorphous songs under dense, organic sheets of feedback. The group's initial releases were self-released on their own FSA Records in small, vinyl-only editions with handmade packaging. The group disliked compact discs, vastly preferring vinyl, but quickly increasing interest in their music caused them to reluctantly issue their music in the CD format, beginning with VHF's American release of their first full-length.