Thursday, April 9, 2009

SCIENCE FICTION-TERRIBLE LIZARDS, LP, 1980, USA




This cryptic and little known experimental electronic outfit unfurl two purgatorial and viscous side long drifts of surrealism-charged and cyclically inclined smeary/bleary oleaginous atmospherics, the eponymously titled A side's tenebrous tone and entropic structure both predating and foreshadowing the work of everyone from The Loop Orchestra to The Caretaker to Tom Recchion to Philip Jeck, while side B's "...City Of God" grafts spare acid guitar squall, female vocal loops and a two note piano motif onto this amorphousness for a sound midway between Richard Youngs' Advent and distended 70's French electronic rock in the mode of Fluence and Ilitch. I know one of the world's top collectors who rates this in his top 5. I won't go quite that far, but this IS as eerily prescient and vibe-rich a document of sub-underground weirdity as your likely to encounter for some time, regardless.

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15 comments:

danny said...

just to clarify the statement that Science Fiction's work "pre-dated" and "foreshadowed" the work of Tom Recchion, while it is true the body of his solo work began around 1983 upon his return from NYC (including playing drums in Sonic Youth!), he was experimenting with loops in the 70s...

Level Headed said...

city of god is dope! thanks for this

Anonymous said...

I have looked for this for *so* many years -- off and on since the early 90s, in fact! Thank you thank you!!!

chris v said...

Have to agree, "City of God" especially is pretty awesome. Will someone reissue this?

Hailey said...

Thank you so much! City of god is it.

Bob said...

thanks for this and all your hard work..........it is truely appreciated!

Anonymous said...

This is incredible. Thank you.

Dougan Nash said...

I know the artists who created this piece very well. There are a number of other Science Fiction releases, including an excellent cover of "Secret Agent Man", as well as further releases by the outfit under different names.

AFAIK the mother, and some test presses still survive of this piece. If someone were serious about reissuing this record, I could contact the artists to see whether that would be feasible.

Anonymous said...

Already listened to this 3 times since getting it yesterday. So good!

LUCKYCLOUD said...

MUTANTS- WAS JUST ABOUT TO UPLOAD... AND YOU HAVE DONE IT AGIAN!!!

CITY OF GOD IS HOLY!!!

THANKS SANITYMUFFINS

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Matt said...

I have a sealed copy of this record that I am considering putting up on ebay. Anyone interested should email me at: theotheregg@gmail.com

Bliss said...

I really like this, I just keep listening to it!
Does anyone know where I could find other stuff by these guys? I'd ask "Dougan Nash" but he hasn't left an email/link. It would be greatly appreciated.

dougan nash nash nash said...

Bliss.

roboliot at gmail.com

one armed man said...

man, I used to have this before I appreciated it, sold it somewhere along the way. it was on clear vinyl, and on the back they dedicated it to john & yoko