A techno-based, UFO-obsessed side project of Ozric Tentacles' Merv Pepler (keyboards, drum patterns, samplers) and Joie Hinton (keyboards, samplers) along with synth player Steve Everitt, Eat Static formed in Frome, England in 1989. After making their initial appearances performing before and after Ozric shows, Eat Static issued their first few singles on their own Alien label before signing to Planet Dog, debuting with the album Abduction in 1993. The follow-up, 1994's Implant, proved so successful that Peplar and Hinton exited Ozric permanently; the Epsylon EP appeared the next year, with the Bony Incus EP surfacing in 1996. A year later the album, Science of the Gods was released on Mammoth Records. In 2001, a mixture of loungecore, exotica and their sci-fi asthetic reemerged with their album, Crash and Burn. ~ Jason Ankeny
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