Science Fiction / "Secret Agent Man" B/W "Breathless"
Album: "Secret Agent Man" B/W "Breathless"   Collection:General
Artist:Science Fiction   Added:Feb 2017
Label:Stimulus Progression  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-02-22 Pull Date: 2017-04-26
Week Ending: Apr 30 Apr 16 Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 25, 2017: Magnetized Toner (R2)
4. Mar 22, 2017: Brownian Motion
Secret Agent Man
2. Apr 15, 2017: Reckless Burning
5. Mar 21, 2017: Waste FM
Secret Agent Man
3. Mar 31, 2017: Music Casserole
Secret Agent Man
6. Mar 14, 2017: Magnetized Toner
Secret Agent Man

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2017-03-04
Science Fiction was the moniker used by the California couple M & R Curtis for their experimental music project based in the Santa Cruz area back in the early 1980s. This 7” single reissue, Secret Agent Man, one of the only two recordings ever released by the duo (the other a 12” album titled Terrible Lizards) is a fascinating example of outsider pop (a-side, Secret Agent Man) and early American ambient experimentation (b-side, Breathless). Highly recommended.

Some extra information from the press release:

Rare Northern California Private Press Avant Gem from 1980 Reissued For The First Time And Remastered From The Original Master Tapes.

From the moment M & R Curtis met in late 1978 in Monterey, California, it was a vibrant and inspired creative era of their lives and by May ’80 had amassed what became the two Science Fiction releases, “Terrible Lizards” and “Secret Agent Man.” The result is two inimitable records both privately released in criminally limited quantities. Distribution was limited to hand delivering copies to radio stations between Monterey and San Francisco and “droplifting” them in record shops along the way. These records have become the stuff of legend, fetching insane prices from collectors and sometimes being so rare as to completely fall through the cracks of experimental and avant pop awareness.

RIYL: Stimulus Progression label releases.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2

1. (4:47) ***Secret Agent Man – Brilliant outsider pop. Odd and hypnotic. The best cover I have ever heard of this classic track. Towards the end, the song get really abstract. Play it now.
2. (2:59) *Breathless – Ambient exercise. Almost aquatic. Brian Eno would be proud.

Track Listing
1. Secret Agent Man   2. Breathless