Ferris Wheel on Fire is essentially a companion piece/appendix to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea; an extension of what Aeroplane is and was. Both musically and lyrically, it resembles a sequel to the '98 classic (despite it being made up of songs recorded from 1992-1995), featuring a strikingly similar general sound adapted into previously unreleased tracks, with lyrics that are formed as individual to their respective songs, as opposed to the "kinda-conceptual" approach taken with the entirety of Aeroplane. The EP can be well appreciated as a bonus disc to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea; the album's ...Was a Real Boy, if you will.
Classic Jeff Mangum, but seeing as the only thing I can get my hands on is the scratchy garbley version you can find on the internet, it's leaving something to be desired in this listener. 3.6/5 (though probably a 4.3/5 with the right rip)