Flying Saucer Attack , Tele:Funken
“Achtung! Diese platte ist Moog-frei!” proclaims a note on the sleeve of Distant Station. Well, okay, then – it’s hard not to read that as a quip, or a sneer, at the expense of the then-burgeoning interest in Krautrock and Kosmische music. Given Flying Saucer Attack had built part of a ‘career’ out of songs called “Popol Vuh,” maybe it was a bit of a mea culpa. But Distant Station is more of a Tele:Funken album, anyway, constructed from FSA samples. It’s different to Tele:Funken’s own productions, which were closer to the indie-tronica of the mid-‘90s, but it’s still a lovely thing, a slowly cresting wave of dense texture as thick and thorny as the forest on the cover, with FSA a ghost on their own album. If you like the drony interludes on FSA albums, and wish they had dispensed with the pop songs, this is the one for you.
– Jon Dale