Pale's 1996 EP was a double A-side of 'I Don't Know' and 'Art Of Mind Control'. The first track was often compared to My Bloody Valentine, and critics loved the darker, riskier direction of the EP. 'I Don't Know' was also praised for its up-tempo feel and Motown-beat, and the addition of a real 8-piece string and horns section. This EP really showed off the scale of Pale's ambition, which was a bar set high for themselves and their audience; they might have confused some people, but they were never less than sincere and they single-mindedly pursued their vision for their music. Time has proven that they were pretty good judges...
released July 10, 1996
'Art Of Mind Control' produced by Magoo. The other tracks were produced by Pale, Ian "Fiery Trunks" Thompson and Sir Robert "Buzz Hose" Davidson, except 'Microcassette Bit" produced by Pale.
The bonus tracks are demos recorded live in the practise room immediately before the production of the EP. They are presented here in their warts-and-all glory for the first time ever.