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Science Fiction - Package Deal (Vinyl LP/7")

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Science Fiction - Package Deal (Vinyl LP/7")

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RARE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRIVATE PRESS AVANT GEMS FROM 1980 REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME AND REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.

"Could “Terrible Lizards” be the greatest ‘Outsider’ album ever made? For sure it creates a landscape that has always seemed just beyond the borders of the the domain I inhabit. It’s a bit like gliding down an empty beach wearing sepia shades watching the World in an enormous mirror. Everything that’s tangible is forever one step behind you .The picture slowly decays at the edges , and you are missing from it.For a crumb of comfort you stretch out your arm and…..

Nothing is Real. The album is dedicated to John and Yoko."  

-EDWARD KA-SPEL (Legendary Pink Dots)

"It’s strangely great to hear a cover of “Secret Agent Man” that is entirely fresh. And this duo manage it. Their sound is softly experimental with synth, bubbling rhythms and treated vocals all whooshing along like Bob’s their uncle. So much better than most of the crappy Bay Area synthwave that’s gotten dug up, you’ll poop in pleasure." -BYRON COLEY (WIRE Magazine)

*LISTEN TO TRACKS BELOW

The 12” LP, “Terrible Lizards” contains only two long form pieces at the intersection of Anton Bruckner and Gavin Bryars. The A-side, “Science Fiction” is made up entirely of bleary tape loop manipulations. Beautifully meditative spaces similar to William Basinski. On Side B, “…city of god” employs more tape loops, but with a more compositional sensibility. A woman’s voice on loop repeats the phrase, “Nature has entirely disappeared, we find ourselves in the city of god,” accompanied by a plaintive piano improvisation and a fuzzed out guitar solo a-la Eddie Hazel’s psychedelic meditation on Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain.”

The 7” single, “Secret Agent Man” expresses an outsider pop oriented flipside to Science Fiction’s prowess with a haunting cover of the 1966 Barri & Sloan penned Johnny Rivers hit. Primitive programmed rhythm and bass, male and female vocals, a backwards guitar solo and other analog home studio trickery are presented within subtle and tasteful parameters. The instrumental B-side, “Breathless,” employing a similar approach, sounds as if it could have been an outtake from Eno’s “Another Green World.”  

Both discs are presented in perfect replica of the original issues. The LP is on clear vinyl, silver ink on black printing, and includes liner notes and never before seen photos. The single is on white vinyl with a risograph printed cover. Both are limited edition 500 copies, hand numbered. PURCHASE INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CODES.

Terrible Lizards (12” LP) TRACK LISTING: Science Fiction (23:12) …city of god (14:45)

Secret Agent Man (7” single) TRACK LISTING: Secret Agent Man (4:47) Breathless (2:59)

Beginning 5/27, Stimulus Progression artist, LFZ will be performing some of the music of Science Fiction at select engagements. Tour dates to be announced on our internet outlets.

 

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RARE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRIVATE PRESS AVANT GEMS FROM 1980 REISSUED FOR THE FIRST TIME AND REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.

"Could “Terrible Lizards” be the greatest ‘Outsider’ album ever made? For sure it creates a landscape that has always seemed just beyond the borders of the the domain I inhabit. It’s a bit like gliding down an empty beach wearing sepia shades watching the World in an enormous mirror. Everything that’s tangible is forever one step behind you .The picture slowly decays at the edges , and you are missing from it.For a crumb of comfort you stretch out your arm and…..

Nothing is Real. The album is dedicated to John and Yoko."  

-EDWARD KA-SPEL (Legendary Pink Dots)

"It’s strangely great to hear a cover of “Secret Agent Man” that is entirely fresh. And this duo manage it. Their sound is softly experimental with synth, bubbling rhythms and treated vocals all whooshing along like Bob’s their uncle. So much better than most of the crappy Bay Area synthwave that’s gotten dug up, you’ll poop in pleasure." -BYRON COLEY (WIRE Magazine)

*LISTEN TO TRACKS BELOW

The 12” LP, “Terrible Lizards” contains only two long form pieces at the intersection of Anton Bruckner and Gavin Bryars. The A-side, “Science Fiction” is made up entirely of bleary tape loop manipulations. Beautifully meditative spaces similar to William Basinski. On Side B, “…city of god” employs more tape loops, but with a more compositional sensibility. A woman’s voice on loop repeats the phrase, “Nature has entirely disappeared, we find ourselves in the city of god,” accompanied by a plaintive piano improvisation and a fuzzed out guitar solo a-la Eddie Hazel’s psychedelic meditation on Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain.”

The 7” single, “Secret Agent Man” expresses an outsider pop oriented flipside to Science Fiction’s prowess with a haunting cover of the 1966 Barri & Sloan penned Johnny Rivers hit. Primitive programmed rhythm and bass, male and female vocals, a backwards guitar solo and other analog home studio trickery are presented within subtle and tasteful parameters. The instrumental B-side, “Breathless,” employing a similar approach, sounds as if it could have been an outtake from Eno’s “Another Green World.”  

Both discs are presented in perfect replica of the original issues. The LP is on clear vinyl, silver ink on black printing, and includes liner notes and never before seen photos. The single is on white vinyl with a risograph printed cover. Both are limited edition 500 copies, hand numbered. PURCHASE INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CODES.

Terrible Lizards (12” LP) TRACK LISTING: Science Fiction (23:12) …city of god (14:45)

Secret Agent Man (7” single) TRACK LISTING: Secret Agent Man (4:47) Breathless (2:59)

Beginning 5/27, Stimulus Progression artist, LFZ will be performing some of the music of Science Fiction at select engagements. Tour dates to be announced on our internet outlets.