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Science Fiction "Secret Agent Man b/w Breathless (7")

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Science Fiction "Secret Agent Man b/w Breathless (7")

7.00
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)

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This 7” single was originally released in 1981 in an edition of 550 and distributed only by hand to radio stations between Monterey and San Francisco and “droplifted” in record shops along the way. Reissued for the first time in faithful reproduction. 

“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.”  

White vinyl. Risograph printed cover. Limited edition 500 copies. Purchase includes download code.

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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 SIDE A BELOW:

This 7” single was originally released in 1981 in an edition of 550 and distributed only by hand to radio stations between Monterey and San Francisco and “droplifted” in record shops along the way. Reissued for the first time in faithful reproduction. 

“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.”  

White vinyl. Risograph printed cover. Limited edition 500 copies. Purchase includes download code.