The fourth of a planned forty-nine movies, each forty-nine minutes long, featuring no particular artist, working no particular theme, pursuing no particular agenda beyond boldly going … who knows? Or as Werner Von Braun once put it, “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” And we definitely have no idea where all this will take us.
004. reSEARCH – odes to invisibility
Spirit – Trancas fog out
Tangerine Dream – invisible limit [part 2]
Eno + Schwalm – more dust
Brian Eno – empty landscape
Fred Frith – my enemy is a bad man
Holger Czukay – ode to perfume 
Guido Mobius – nelles
Al Kooper + Mike Bloomfield – His Holy Modal Majesty
Steve Miller Band – song for our ancestors [part 2]
Steve Miller Band – Dear Mary
Bee Gees – the British Opera [treated]
Mike Oldfield – orabidoo [edit-2]
Further installments of the Research Series will air most Sundays at approximately 1am (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options usually available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook page.
“Nobody was paying much attention anymore to the Steve Miller Band in the 1980s, which means pretty much everyone missed the spaced out analog synthetic bliss of the second part (everything past the three minute point) of 1981’s side long Macho City. Because it’s true. One of the great failures of the Twentieth Century was that it didn’t give us nearly enough spaced out infinite groove music, particularly while Ronald Reagan was in office, and (perhaps not coincidentally) the marijuana just kept getting stronger and stronger.” (Philip Random)
The Blow Monkeys being typical of much of the big, passionate so-called blue-eyed soul that was coming out of Britain in the 1980s – the singer’s voice just wasn’t fully up to it. So it tends to be the more instrumentally “out there” tracks that stand the test, like Sweet Murder (once the normal singing has concluded), mostly just a funked up, spaced out groove.