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Monopol - Weltweit
Monopol
Weltweit
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Medical Records collaborates with their good friends Anna Logue across the pond in Germany to present the long out of print Neu Deutsche Welle cult classic album Weltweit by Monopol. Released in 1982, Weltweit was the sole output of the band. It has appropriately become quite rare and difficult to find with the resulting high prices to obtain an original copy. Inspired by the greats such as Kraftwerk, YMO and Klaus Schulze, the three members crafted an exquisite collection of pop songs played on a very impressive collection of analog synthesizers, self-builds and drum machines that were considered cutting edge at the time. The band would have recorded a second album but split up before that was possible. Members of the band continued to be involved in the music industry at least peripherally but didn’t participate in further collaborations or bands. Also interestingly, Monopol was basically a studio-only project and actually never played live (despite some TV appearances). The album has been remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK. Contains a special bonus insert with lyrics and photos. Definitely a must-have for fans of NDW such as Grauzone, Reingold and the like. Presented on high quality 180gram classic black vinyl. Limited edition.
Video Liszt - Ektakröm Killer
Video Liszt
Ektakröm Killer
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Medical)
30,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
In celebration of Record Store Day (Black Friday), Medical Records returns to France for the reissue of the very rare and sought-after Video Liszt LP. “Ektakröm Killer” was released in 1981 and had never had never been reissued or repressed. The artist behind Video Liszt was Xol, a French journalist and musician. Commanding a multitude of analog synthesizers, Moog modulars, an EMS vocoder, and an Apple Two computer, Xol crafted a very diverse album with styles ranging from sci-fi synth soundtracks, prog, space disco, and all the way to more accessible electropop. The album was produced by Richard Pinhas (Heldon, Moogi-Le-Moog) and recorded in Pinhas’s Studio Ramsès. Pinhas contributes guitar as well. Also of interest was that Jean-Louis Rizet (from French space rock group Pôle) engineered the record! Lovers of Einzelgänger, Jean-Michael Jarre, Kraftwerk, as well as late period Heldon will be head over heels with this hidden gem. Original copies have become very collectible and expensive in the secondhand record market. Presented on high quality 180gram classic black vinyl with the original reproduction artwork and bonus insert with the original artwork from the 1981 release’s inner sleeve. Limited edition for Black Friday RSD 2016!
Post Industrial Noise - Official Anthology
Post Industrial Noise
Official Anthology
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Medical Records in collaboration with Crispy Nuggets (crispynuggets.blogspot.com) is proud to present a collection of tracks by Post Industrial Noise. PIN was an “audio artsemble” conceived in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio by the trio Robert Crise Jr, Gerald F. Nelson, and Dana Riashi Ritchey. They started on a drum machine, guitars, and vocals but quickly evolved to one member on synths and two guitarists on occasional synths. Robert Crise Jr maintained a studio titled “The Center For Contemporary Realism” where he conceived most of the lyrics for PIN. Gerald F. Nelson was a local performance artist, and Dana Riashi (OSU art student) claimed to be the “idea-mediator” between Robert and Gerald. Robert produced a flexidisc of PIN material through an Ohio Arts Council grant and distributed it through the OSU art tabloid “Dialogue”. The accompanying article from Cleveland’s Spaces Gallery noted PIN to have “redigested their input from influence bands such as Tangerine Dream, PIL, and Kraftwerk, to produce their own unique sound”. PIN performed mainly in galleries and occasionally clubs at the time. They produced a cassette release and were soon feeling the pressure to specialize towards more concrete art performance or club venues. It was this pressure that soon led all activity of PIN to a strangling halt unfortunately. Robert soon left Ohio for graduate studies in Detroit where he remains a “future archeologist” today. Gerald and Dana then proceeded to form the outfit Near Paris (reissued on Medical Records in 2013). The output of PIN could be described a more experimental/minimalist offshoot of new wave with pleasant synth sequences blanketed in rich synth tones. Fans of Near Paris will obviously draw comparisons, but the overall feel of PIN is a bit darker and possibly more lo-fi in all aspects. The opening track “Sketch” has a definite cold wave vibe with slightly echoed vocals over a subtle drum machine beat and monotonous synth lines. “Prelude” is a deep instrumental cut with synth and sample interplay resulting in a hypnotic slab of brilliance. The tracks on this collection have been restored from the original analog tape reel for this reissue. For fans of the previously reissued Near Paris and other synth outfits such as Chris & Cosey, early 80s new wave, and even more edgy artists such as Suicide. Remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight colored vinyl.
Bal Pare - Early Recordings
Bal Pare
Early Recordings
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records presents a hand-picked selection of the early recordings of Germany’s Bal Paré. The band started as Jeanette & das Land Z in 1981 with a 7“ on Konkurrenz Rec./ Phonogram which included two cover versions (“Raumpatrouille” soundtrack from a weird science fiction TV series and sixties Grand Prix Eurovision number one hit, “Poupe de cire, poupe de son“ by France Gall.). The 7” became an underground hit. Members were Kirsten Klemm (vocals), Jan T. Krahn (Synthesizer) and Matthias Schuster (Synthesizer, Beatbox). The band changed their name to Bal Paré and begin recording independently. In addition, drummer Jürgen Weiss joined the band. The band name was based on the song “Es war beim Bal Pare“ from the German chansonette Hildegard Knef, which was a musical influence beside bands like Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yazoo, etc. The first Bal Paré LP “Hamburg-Paris-Catania“ was released in 1982 on Konkurrenz Records. The members performed under witty pseudonyms for that record. Since they had a large fanbase in Sweden, the second release (“Metamorphose”) came out in Stockholm on the Krautrock label. Around this time, a new member, Manfred Asmus , joined on keyboards and programming and Jan T. Krahn and Jürgen Weiss had left the band. There were many tracks produced during this time that ended up unreleased. Much of the material from this selection of tracks were culled from unreleased sessions from the 80s with Manfred Asmus (and subsequently also collected on the “Best of” CD only release in 1996 on Tatra Records. Interestingly there was only one and only gig by Bal Paré in Hamburg with Apoptygma Berzerk and Sabotage Q.C.Q.C. Due to requests since 2000, Matthias Schuster has reformed Bal Paré and has released several new records with much success. The original two LPs are long out of print and demand very high prices on the collectors market. This is the first time this collection has been reissued on vinyl. The opening track “Rien” is a perfect display of what synth pop is modeled after. Rich lead synth textures, male/female interplayed vocals, and electronic percussion. Though the entire record flows with ease and captivates the listener from beginning to end, other standout tracks include “Palais d’Amour”, “Die Idioten”, and “Meilleur Du Monde”. This collection is absolutely crucial for fans of early new wave such as Deux, Moderne, Performance and other similar acts of the genre. The tracks have been lovingly restored by Matthias Schuster. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight red/clear vinyl.
Martial Canterel - Navigations Volume 1-3
Martial Canterel
Navigations Volume 1-3
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Medical)
56,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records proudly presents a special limited edition of all 3 “Forgotten Tracks, Sketches and Unfinished Work 2002-2004” by Martial Canterel as a triple gatefold set. Volume I was released previously in 2013, and Volume II and III are simultaneously being released by Medical Records as standalones. Sean McBride has been producing work under the Martial Canterel moniker dating back to 2002 as well as working as half of Xeno And Oaklander. These tracks capture the allure and depth of Sean’s early work exploring rhythms and perfectly crafted pop songs using a very early incarnation of limited instrumentation. Fans of Martial Canterel’s early work (think “Austerton” and “Sister Age”) will be instantly elated. This is the first time these tracks have been released on vinyl and have been remastered for this release by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK. Contains special bonus insert with lyrics. Fans of early Martial Canterel as well as other cold wave icons such as A Blaze Color, Snowy Red, and the like will need this collection. Presented on high-quality 180gram classic vinyl in a triple gatefold pack.
Geneva Jacuzzi - Technophelia White Vinyl Edition
Geneva Jacuzzi
Technophelia White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records releases the first full length LP in 5 years by LA’s Geneva Jacuzzi. To say Jacuzzi is a multifaceted artist would be an understatement. She is well known for her uncompromisingly obtuse synth-driven pop and one-of-a-kind performance art that is comprised of one time only spectacles and installations. Her works have been presented in famous art institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA and numerous other venues across the globe. She has developed a very focused cult following in the art AND music scenes. She was originally well known for her multitude of self-released home recordings but also released a full length Lamaze in 2010 on the Vinyl International to much acclaim. Not to mention her track The Sleep Room featured on The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol 2. Technophelia is the culmination of a hybrid of DIY and professional studio recordings (with the help of esteemed producer Chris Coady) that resulted in this exquisite album. Features the soon-to-be-hits I’m A TV and Cannibal Babies. Lovers of unique and left-field wave such as Gina X, Ronny, and the like will be transfixed by the raw, oozing newness of it all. All tracks recorded/performed by Geneva Jacuzzi with additional production by Chris Coady at Sunset Sound Studios. Mastered by Josh Bonati.
Kitty - Kitty
Kitty
Kitty
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Medical Records presents a very special release and selection of works from Austin, Texas’ undiscovered and never before released electronic/ambient artist Kitty from the early 1990s. This band should have had a proper release in the 90s, so for a lot of people, this is a long overdue accomplishment. Formed in 1994 by guitarists Dain Luscombe and Brandon Loe, the band eventually became a trio with the inclusion of drummer Clint Thorman. Over a handful of four-track cassettes, CDR’s, and one unreleased EP, Kitty developed a sound unique even in the burgeoning psychedelic and electronic music scene that occurred along the I-35 corridor from Austin, Texas north to Denton as well as a rabid cult following. From their earliest performances as a three-piece, it was apparent that Kitty’s music put them in a peerage of electronic and experimental acts coming out of the UK like Seefeel and Insides rather than another Texan 13th Floor Elevators style psych band. Not that Kitty was without distortion or psychedelia. Track 1, “Harrison” has both elements and is culled from the band’s unreleased EP. It erupts with a momentous throb of noise that grinds through the build up and at its instrumental chorus, lifts to soar. The track ends with an accelerating rave-up that’s less go-go and more electronic auto accident. The delicate and often-flirtatious delivery of vocalist Dain Luscombe is introduced on “Eva,” also from 1996’s unreleased EP. However influenced by the pop sensitivities of Morrisey and then Smiths, Kitty’s music represented a progression, where the opening sentiment of the lyric hangs for one pregnant moment before a tiny glacier of sounds crush the melody out by its duration. “Aquarena” showcases a fair bit of tape bleed, sounding like the flip side of a friend’s mix tape until the Farfisa heavy, ambient drone takes overtakes it, buries it, twists and corrupts it, redefining the cassette tape saturation by the end of the song as a place to nest and contemplate the journey. “Rosannarquette” is Kitty at their funkiest and most energetic. Its metronomic and frantic throb was a familiar staple of their live shows and would often set the audience to dancing in venues where big-assed beers and cigarettes were more common pastimes. Late in the B-side we get a hint at a different band entirely with “Stella” and “Heartofmine.” These were possibly the last, distinctively rockist moments Kitty exhibited before hitting its stride and leaving the safety of traditional song structures for more experimental progressions. “Herzog” represents the band at its peak. Electronics burble, rhythms build mathematically, and sound moves in lines and waves. Then it all careens to a stop, once again leaving us hanging, before tossing us into a tape-splice break and a final return of enveloping electronics. Fans of acts such as the aforementioned Seefeel, Insides as well as other pioneering works by Flying Saucer Attack and A.R. Kane will adore this collection.
Laika - Silver Apples Of The Moon
Laika
Silver Apples Of The Moon
LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Medical)
25,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Medical Records continues on it’s exploration of seminal 1990s reissues with the 1994 masterpiece “Silver Apples Of The Moon” by England’s Laika. Originally released on the iconic Too Pure label in 1994, this record has long been out of print on vinyl. The members of Laika hailed from various interesting places. Margaret Fiedler was actually born in Chicago but relocated to London to pursue musical interests and was one of the vocalists and songwriters for Moonshake (also on Too Pure) as well as a previous member of Ultra Vivid Scene. Guy Fixsen was (and still is to this very day), a renowned audio engineer and producer. In fast, he was involved in the infamous production of My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless”. The bass player John Frenett was also in Moonshake and left that band the same time as Fiedler after their first USA tour. The drummer, Lou Ciccotelli, had previously played in Kevin Martin’s band God. The band also had a saxophonist, Louise Elliot. “Silver Apples Of The Moon” was Laika’s first album and is almost unclassifiable. Taking a very forward-thinking approach, the sound is the result of a very unique equation of live drums/percussion, layered guitars/samples, and diverse analog tones that all fuse together to form a hypnotic polyrhythmic combination that was truly original. Too Pure was known for it’s cutting edge roster including Seefeel, Mouse On Mars, and Pram. Laika was certainly no exception to these game-changing artists. The opening track “Sugar Daddy” explodes from the first note into a percussive frenzy that is quite dizzying before it smolders a bit and is layered with various samples that propel the track. “Coming Down Glass” exudes a more mutated trip-hop form with thick powerful bass lines. Other standout tracks include the intense “Red River” and the harder track “44 Robbers”. While it is exceedingly difficult to draw any similarities of this album with other artists, one can make loose associations (or at least influenced by) some of the most challenging percussive experiments of Miles Davis, the brilliant exotica of Martin Denny, and the gut churning bass magic created by Jah Wobble in early PIL. Fans of the crucial and long lasting mark left by the Too Pure artists such as Pram and the like will definitely need to own this album if they have never heard it. For most fans, the original vinyl LP was not available or accessible (especially in the USA). The masters for which this reissue is sourced were directly transferred from the vinyl master source material courtesy of Beggars Limited with the utmost care and quality. The LP jacket features similar original artwork, and the LP contains a bonus insert with an engaging interview and write up by Dave Segal featuring exclusive interviews with Guy Fixsen and Margaret Fiedler. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight colored vinyl.
Autocreation - Mettle
Autocreation
Mettle
2xLP | 2017 | US | Original (Medical)
35,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!For Record Store Day, Medical Records continues it’s fascination with all things Mark Van Hoen this time presenting the sole album release by Autocreation entitled ‘Mettle'. First time on vinyl), the album is expanded to a double LP featuring bonus tracks. Presented on limited edition high quality double 160-gram classic black vinyl. The jacket is a gatefold featuring a montage of photos in the gatefold. Specially remastered by Mark Van Hoen.Autocreation was formed in 1992 when Mark Van Hoen was roomates in West London with the other members Kevin Hector and Tara Patterson. Kevin and Tara as DJ’s at the University of London; Tara had recorded with The Hafler Trio prior to this The 3 lived in an apartment block that was full of acid house devotees, DJs, and house producers. The 3 friends spent a lot of time in cutting-edge London clubs which inspired and influenced their music. A remix they worked on - Seefeel’s “Plainsong” became the blueprint the Autocreation sound, as well as feeding back into Seefeel’s sound on their own subsequent material. Autocreation were heavily influcenced by contemporary dub techno such as Basic Channel, early Sähkö Recordings such as ‘Ø' (Mika Vanio) as well as more pure techno such as Kirk Degiorgio and Jeff Mills. They recorded the album in late 1993, sandwiched between the recording of Van Hoen’s Locust album 'Weathered Well' and his collaboration with Seefeel’s Darren Seymour 'Aurobindo:Involution'. The album notably features heavy use of modular synthesizers (Aries 300, Digisound 80 and others), quite unique for a techno record of the time. The album was released on The Orb’s label Inter–Modo on CD only - directly following The Orb's collaboration with Robert Fripp (FFWD). Artwork was designed by The Designers Republic - responsible for the vast majority of Warp Records’ catalog and various releases by The Orb. The album is a dark, brooding ambient techno masterpiece. Similar in vein to Locust’s Weathered Well but more techno/IDM genre compliant that made it at times dance floor compatible. For this special edition (first time on vinyl), the album is expanded to a double LP featuring bonus tracks. The jacket is a gatefold featuring a montage of photos in the gatefold. Specially remastered by Mark Van Hoen. Presented on limited edition high quality double 160-gram classic black vinyl. For fans of early Locust, dark ambient techno, and early 90s dance floor friendly IDM.
Martial Canterel - Navigations Volume 3
Martial Canterel
Navigations Volume 3
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Medical)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records proudly presents Volume III of a collection of “Forgotten Tracks, Sketches and Unfinished Work 2002-2004” by Martial Canterel. This release coincides as a standalone with Medical’s other releases of Volume II as well as a special 3LP compiling Volumes I-III. Sean McBride has been producing work under the Martial Canterel moniker dating back to 2002 as well as working as half of Xeno And Oaklander. These tracks capture the allure and depth of Sean’s early work exploring rhythms and perfectly crafted pop songs using a very early incarnation of limited instrumentation. Fans of Martial Canterel’s early work (think “Austerton” and “Sister Age”) will be instantly elated. This is the first time these tracks have been released on vinyl and have been remastered for this release by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK. Contains special bonus insert with lyrics. Fans of early Martial Canterel as well as other cold wave icons such as A Blaze Color, Snowy Red, and the like will need this collection. Presented on high-quality 180gram classic vinyl.
Martial Canterel - Navigations Volume 2
Martial Canterel
Navigations Volume 2
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Medical)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records proudly presents Volume II of a collection of “Forgotten Tracks, Sketches and Unfinished Work 2002-2004” by Martial Canterel. This release coincides as a standalone with Medical’s other releases of Volume III as well as a special 3LP compiling Volumes I-III. Sean McBride has been producing work under the Martial Canterel moniker dating back to 2002 as well as working as half of Xeno And Oaklander. These tracks capture the allure and depth of Sean’s early work exploring rhythms and perfectly crafted pop songs using a very early incarnation of limited instrumentation. Fans of Martial Canterel’s early work (think “Austerton” and “Sister Age”) will be instantly elated. This is the first time these tracks have been released on vinyl and have been remastered for this release by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK. Contains special bonus insert with lyrics. Fans of early Martial Canterel as well as other cold wave icons such as A Blaze Color, Snowy Red, and the like will need this collection. Presented on high-quality 180gram classic vinyl.
Mark Van Hoen - The Last Flowers From The Darkness
Mark Van Hoen
The Last Flowers From The Darkness
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records presents another gem with an expanded reissue of “The Last Flowers From The Darkness” by Mr. Mark Van Hoen. Continuing our fascination with Mark’s works (see previous reissues of Seefeel “Quique” and Locust “Morning Light” on Medical), this 1997 album was originally released on Touch in CD format only. Van Hoen has a rich background under a plethora of monikers as well as a previous Seefeel collaborator. This particular collection is a compilation of tracks recorded during the 1992-1996 era of Mark’s intriguing musical career. Channeling a darker side similarly explored in Locust’s Weathered Well and Natural Composite, “The Last Flowers From The Darkness” is composed of beautiful ambient techno, spacey loops, and well-designed soundscapes that are distinct to his style. The album is featured in its entirety (except for a minor edit of the last 23-minute track) but also features 20 minutes of bonus material that will keep you on the edge of your seat for both 2LPs. Remastered by Mark Van Hoen and presented on limited edition high quality double 160-gram classic vinyl. For fans of the wonderful catalog of Mark Van Hoen, Biosphere, early Autechre and early Aphex Twin.?Limited edition for Black Friday RSD 2016!
Bernard Fevre - Orbit Ceremony 77
Bernard Fevre
Orbit Ceremony 77
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
16,19 €* 26,99 € -40%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Lost LP from 1977, rebuilt from original tapes, by the creator of BLACK DEVIL DISCO CLUB. BERNARD FEVRE, the French electronic music pioneer behind Black Devil Disco Club, released three seminal library albums in the seventies: Suspense (1975), Cosmos 2043 (1977) and The Strange World of Bernard Fevre (1977). A fourth album called Orbit Ceremony, produced just a few months after remained in his home studio and never saw the light; sentenced to almost 40 years in the devil’s vault. By chance, while working on the reissues, Bernard Fevre recently found the original lost tapes of Orbit Ceremony, including the multi-tracks, which he remixed and remastered himself. Spacy moogs, weird clavinet, and cosmic analog drum machines: it’s all here. The quirky, cosmic library music found on this long-deleted '70s science-fiction-themed album if full of burbling synths and off-kilter melodies. There’s only one man on this planet able to produce such a crazy sound. As soon as you press play you know you’ve embarked on a special and unique ‘back to the future’ trip. Don’t worry, fasten your seat belt and relax. Captain Fevre is taking care of everything. Lovingly presented by Medical Records for North America on high quality 180-gram “mustard” colored vinyl. Includes download card. Limited Edition.
Steaming Coils - Breaded
Steaming Coils
Breaded
LP+7" | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
22,79 €* 37,99 € -40%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Medical Records continues to cut the strings holding it in 1 or 2 genres by presenting something just a tad askew. Hailing from the underground Los Angeles scene in the mid 80s arose a couple of musicians that created some of the most off-kilter, complex and yet exquisitely crucial art rock music that no one has ever heard. Featuring the key duo of Brad Laner (Savage Republic and much later Medicine, Electric Company, etc) and David Chrisman (3 Day Stubble), Steaming Coils was a project that also involved multiple other like minds from the L.A.F.M.S. (Los Angeles Free Music Society) amongst other misfits and kooks.
Certain Creatures - Pleasure Principle
Certain Creatures
Pleasure Principle
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
7,99 €* 19,99 € -60%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records presents the third release in our Transfusions 12" singles series. Certain Creatures (born Oliver Chapoy) currently resides in Brooklyn, NY but has a career dating back to the early 90's. He has roots in the Miami hardcore scene that evolved into post-rock and even electronic pop (Warm Ghost). It is mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK.
Severed Heads - Stretcher - USA Stretched Version
Severed Heads
Stretcher - USA Stretched Version
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records presents it’s 60th release with the much needed reissue of Australia’s Severed Heads and their 1985 release - Stretcher. The Severed Heads story continues with the expanded and Stretched 2LP reissue. After personnel changes in 1985 (Garry Bradbury and Paul Deering left the band), Sev was now down to a 2 piece (Tom Ellard and Stephen Jones). Stretcher was originally released to be a compilation to introduce the band to an American audience, but it was ultimately sold in three versions due to other countries desiring their own version (an EP in Canada and England and an LP in Australia). The name was taken from the sign on the emergency stretcher at the front of every Sydney ferry during that era. This version is based on the Volition release (Australian version) but with all the tracks from the other versions for a full collection of 17 tracks over 2 LPs. A bit more “accessible” than the previous City Slab Horror with a number of dance floor stompers filling out the collection such as the 12” versions of Halo and Petrol. The collection mostly consists of new tracks written for the multiple releases for each country release but also contains a few older tracks remixed and even a demo version of Harold and Cindy which would be later fleshed out on The Big Bigot. The Heads toured the LP across Australia in 1985 resulting in a lot of “exciting adventures with audiences who wanted to kill us” – Tom Ellard. Two other interesting facts in regard to this collection is that it was the first time Sev used MIDI and a DX7 and every track has some radio signal mixed in there somewhere, always by accident. The original version(s) are all long out of print and becoming rare on the collector’s market. Presented in a beautiful gatefold 2LP on high quality classic black 160gm vinyl with original artwork as well as new gatefold layout by Tom Ellard with extensive liner notes detailing the back story and creation of each individual track. Get lost in it.
Derivatives - Forwards, Futures, And Options
Derivatives
Forwards, Futures, And Options
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
7,99 €* 19,99 € -60%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records presents the second release in our Transfusions 12” singles series. Not too far from Medical’s headquarters in Seattle, resides Josh Rose aka Derivatives in Vancouver, BC.
Pram - Helium
Pram
Helium
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Medical)
26,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records’ celebration of 1990’s seminal works on the famous Too Pure label continues with the long overdue reissue of 1994’s Helium by Birmingham, England’s very own Pram. This is the second of two simultaneous Pram reissues by Medical Records (the 1st being 1993’s The Stars Are So Big). Originally hailing from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, some of the members (who went to school together) moved to Birmingham where they began playing music together. Forming with a more primitive aesthetic with typical keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass guitar, the band eventually began exploring playing multiple instruments including unique and unusual toy instruments and other gear such as theremin, glockenspiel, glass hammer, etc. Their first LP on Too Pure (The Stars Are So Big…) leaned towards a slightly heavier, murkier aesthetic compared to Helium. The tracks on this record seem to expand a bit with the likely increased use of the sampler as well as the backbone of unusual toy instruments and unconventional percussion. Pram was strongly influenced by krautrock such as Can and Faust as well as jazz elements and the Raincoats which can be vaguely seen in the brilliantly and elegantly “cluttered” sound palette at times. Long out of print from it’s original release. Presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight colored vinyl featuring original reproduction artwork and insert featuring part two of an extensive interview with the band by Dave Segal.
Pram - The Starts Are So Big ... The Earth Is So Small
Pram
The Starts Are So Big ... The Earth Is So Small
LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Medical)
26,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records’ celebration of 1990’s seminal works on the famous Too Pure label continues with the long overdue reissue of 1993’s The Stars Are So Big… by Birmingham, England’s very own Pram. This is the first of two simultaneous Pram reissues by Medical Records (the 2nd being 1994’s Helium). Originally hailing from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, some of the members (who went to school together) moved to Birmingham where they began playing music together. Forming with a more primitive aesthetic with typical keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass guitar, the band eventually began exploring playing multiple instruments including unique and unusual toy instruments and other gear such as theremin, glockenspiel, glass hammer, etc. Their first EP (produced by Godflesh/Jesu frontman Justin Broadrick) was heavier, more raw and with a more unrefined overall vibe. They were signed to Too Pure (already home to Stereolab, Mouse On Mars, and PJ Harvey) and then released an EP Iron Lung, which began to display their evolving sound and one of a kind identity. Strongly influenced by krautrock such as Can and Faust as well as jazz elements and the Raincoats, The Stars Are So Big… was released in 1993. They were joined by a trumpeter on the recording as well which further diversified the sound. Long out of print from it’s original release. Presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight colored vinyl featuring original reproduction artwork and insert featuring part one of an extensive interview with the band by Dave Segal.
Locust - Morning Light
Locust
Morning Light
2LP | 1987 | US | Reissue (Medical)
31,99 €*
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Their 4th album, originally released in 1997. The brain child of Mark Van Hoen, this album explores new territory for Locust, focusing more on pop structure & vocal orientation, the album is really like no other with its expansive production & use of electronics.
Cloudland Canyon - An Arabesque
Cloudland Canyon
An Arabesque
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Medical)
21,59 €* 26,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Cloudland Canyon's third LP, An Arabesque, was spearheaded by founding member Kip Uhlhorn but fleshed out with contributions from Memphis rock royalty such as Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton), Lesa Alridge (Big Star) and Jody Stephens (Big Star), alongside collaborative accents by Ezra Buchla, M. Geddes Gengras, Kliph Scurlock (ex-Flaming Lips), David Scott Stone (ex-LCD Soundsystem), and Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum), who also co-produced the album. While past recordings on Holy Mountain and Kranky flirted with drone and krautrock modes, An Arabesque skews in a more rhythmic direction, with shades of naive disco and new age. This particular set of songs benefits from having been heavily road-tested over the last two years, resulting in greater distillation and focus.
Zeus B. Held - Vinyl Collection
Zeus B. Held
Vinyl Collection
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Medical)
16,79 €* 23,99 € -30%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records is elated to reissue a very special vinyl collection consisting of a hand picked selection of vocoder and synth tracks by the one and only Zeus B. Held. Zeus is a well-known and acclaimed German musician and producer also made famous for producing Gina X Performance (also reissued by Medical Records). Zeus first began his musical career in the mid 1970’s with the German prog rock group “Birth Control”. Subsequently, he recorded three solo albums: “Zeus’ Amusement (1978), “Europium” (1980) and “Attack Time” (1981). He performed a number of interesting live shows supporting the albums all over Europe using a number instruments such as Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet, Hammond Organ, Poly and Minimoog, ARP sequencers and most importantly, a Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201 among other various instruments. His musical influences ranged from Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson to Kraftwerk and Steve Reich. Zeus also was involved in a very diverse roster of collaborations with such important artists as Guru Guru, members of Can as well as French space rock groups (“Les Rockets” and “Visitors”). The tracks that make up this compilation were selected from the aforementioned solo records. Ranging from straight out cosmic disco to propulsive proggy funk to the unclassifiable, this collection is a perfect representation of his solo work. Standout tracks include the cosmic burner “Held It”, the total vocoder/space jam “Musik, Music, Musique” and the amazing interpretation of Beatle’s “Drive My Car” complete with vocal by Gina Kikoine herself (Gina X). This collection will appeal to fans of the synth/vocoder work and unmistakable razor sharp production of Gina X Performance as well as fans of left-field synth heavy prog and disco (a more rock based Moroder if you will). Specially remastered for this vinyl reissue. Presented on high-quality 180gram colored vinyl.
Red Fetish - A Derangement Of Synapses
Red Fetish
A Derangement Of Synapses
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records presents a hand-picked selection of home recorded demos from Stoke, UK’s Red Fetish. Armed with a Korg 770, Yamaha CS10, Korg Rhythm 55, a guitar here and there and a Teac 244 four track recorder, the band consisted of Neale James Potts and Mike Richardson. Red Fetish featured members from All The Madmen and Decades By Night and later evolved into The Cone and Tiger Club. These tracks were recorded in 1982-83 and all culled from various cassettes that the band recorded. The tracks for this special release (technically not a reissue) were hand picked by Medical Records out of a large demo collection (often multiple versions of certain songs). Red Fetish was heavily influenced by UK late 70’s new wave as well as rock staples such as Pink Floyd, Beatles, and Hawkwind. The songs are built from very minimal and sparse synth lines yet the overall feel is interestingly dense and warm. Standout tracks include the playful and futuristic “Modern Age” and “The Last Man”. A few of these tracks were previously released (different version) on a 7” on Anna Logue (Germany) but most have been largely unheard until now. Sprinkled in amongst the catchy vocal pop songs are quite a few very warm and synth heavy instrumentals as well such as “The Immortals” and “Blaze”. This collection will absolutely be another piece of the highly intriguing and ever-deep well of minimal synth acts such as other contemporaries Oppenheimer Analysis, Twilight Ritual, Iron Curtain, and the like. Certainly fans of early Human League (especially The Future), early cassette culture wave and similar will enjoy this collection immensely. Remastered from cassette by Martin Bowes. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight half and half colored vinyl (red and white) with sleeve design by Steve Lippert. Limited edition release.
V.A. - Synesthesia - The First Five Years
V.A.
Synesthesia - The First Five Years
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Medical)
29,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary as well as 50th release! Medical Records was founded sometime in 2007/2008 but released it’s first double header of reissues in May 2010 with the (at the time) little known Deutsche Wertarbeit (MR-001) and the first album by famed Italo/synthpop guru Alexander Robotnick (MR-002). Since the beginning, Medical has pledged to bring back long out of print and lost new wave, synth, and disco LPs from the 70s and 80s. With an emphasis on high quality heavy vinyl (with a dizzying array of colored wax), these essential records have been made available again at a reasonable price for collectors and new fans to cherish once again. Over time, we expanded our palette to include new artists with a similar aesthetic to our vision as well as crucial 90s reissues in the shoegaze and other unclassifiable genres. With collaborations with Crispy Nuggets, Light In The Attic, and Portland’s 2010 Records, the back catalog of releases have spanned much ground. For this 50th release (MR-050), we have chosen to release our first retrospective with a twist. This double LP features a hand-picked selection of tracks intended to highlight our past reissues on the first 3 sides. Featuring such standouts as Lou Champagne System, Tony Carey, Gay Cat Park, and many more, it is a very nice representative collection. The 4th side of the double LP is a unique collection of our new (contemporary) artists performing specially selected cover versions of tracks featured on our past reissues. Examples include the sultry “We R” performed by Roladex (originally by Chrisma on “Hibernation”) and “Click” performed by Kline Coma Xero (originally by Disco Volante). This collection will surely be a treat for the fans who have been following our evolution over time and will especially prove to be a staple in anyone’s collection who would like some of our reissued hits on one concise compilation. All reissue tracks and new tracks have received additional remastering and mastering (the new tracks) by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. This collection will appeal to aforementioned lovers/collectors of rare new wave, private press synth, cosmic/italo disco, vinyl djs, and many more! This double LP is housed in a specially designed gatefold heavy sleeve featuring the Medical logo in a “color blindness test” on the front with the gatefold filled with thumbnails of all 50 past releases. Presented on high-quality 160gram colored vinyl.
U/V Light - Cenotaph
U/V Light
Cenotaph
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Medical)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records is very pleased to present the debut album by U/V Light. U/V Light sounds more than a bit like Cloudland Canyon at times. This is because it is the first “solo,” effort from Kip Uhlhorn of CC. Kip played, sang on, engineered, mixed, and collaborated with Gabby Weiss on this new recording. Eschewing standard German comparisons that CC usually receives, U/V LIGHT often sounds like either early electro or dance-pop but without the typical blueprint so commonly replicated these days. Kip's rockist tendencies make this recording more interesting and fresher than those usual reference points. However, after Gabby’s vocals kick in, some of the band’s influences can be discerned such as Desire, or Uffie fuzed with Sylvester, Bobby O, Jonzun Crew, Space “Magic Fly”, etc. One could also draw some comparisons to Primal Scream’s “Screamadelica”, Seefeel, or Craig Leon at times. Despite hints at motorik tempos and/or beats., U/V Light is more of a pop affair. It is also not a simple continuation of Cloudland Canyon. Dance-pop seems the clearest reference point here, but Cenotaph does not have a standard dance beat feel. Recorded quickly, the record has a consistent sonic approach that makes individual tracks sound like a suite of songs. God no, it is not a rock opera, but it has a singular sonic identity which makes it differ from previous Cloudland outings. Enough comparisons already, U/V Light's Cenotaph mostly equates to a Kip Uhlhorn solo recording. Influences are felt, but they don't dominate here. Sometimes a hybrid like this one is not easily categorized. If you like Cloudland Canyon then you will most likely enjoy Cenotaph. Or even if you do not prefer them (or have never even heard of them for that matter), this recording stands on its own. Six propulsive tracks ebb and flow with a continuous feel that takes the listener down a hypnotic wormhole. This album was recorded using impressive arsenal of vintage analog synths as well as modern modular equipment. For fans of aforementioned influences as well as others (Grosskopf, Schultze, Slowdive) and especially those who enjoyed the most recent of the Cloudland Canyon 12” series. Mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight colored vinyl.
Tse-Tse - Land In Sicht
Tse-Tse
Land In Sicht
LP | 1983 | US | Reissue (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Medical Records returns to Germany for another piece of the Neue Deutsche Welle story with the reissue of the one and only album by Tse-Tse. Long out of print from it’s original 1983 pressing on Neuland Tonträger, it is due to be heard again. Tse-Tse were Claas Melhop and Clement Hülse. The duo met in Hamburg at a disco. While Claas was a medical student and trained flutist, Clem was a school drop out playing in a German punk band (Hermann’s Ogrie) which he joined when he was only 16. They hit it off and spent a lot of time listening to early Human League, Virgin Prunes and other oddball stuff from the time. In between hanging out at trendy bars at some point, Clem took a tiny toy Casio keyboard over to Claas’s place. They began improvising and playing through the home stereo. The drum machine sounds were simply whatever was built into the cheap gear, and everything was recorded on a cassette tape player. The songs came together quite easily with key changes and rhythms evolving quite instinctively. A friend of the band ran an independent record label and insisted they go into the studio. They recreated their homemade tunes and added some vocals, sax, bass, and effects. They did use a Korg MS20 and Roland Drumatix which they now had access to. Following the recording, Clem moved to Berlin and later London. He played in multiple grunge bands, but none of them had any use for the novelty toy synthesizers (which at this point were deteriorating rapidly). Back in Hamburg, Claas finished the album but shortly thereafter he suffered a serious car accident. Sadly the entire project suffered a premature end, and none of the pieces were ever performed live. Clement is still playing in bands today and works as a web designer. Claas eventually finished his medical degree and moved to Berlin. He continued to play music with Temple Fortune who released several albums. He is now an established psychiatrist. The album is a very interesting hybrid of minimal instrumentals interspersed with unique more melodic tracks with vocals. There seems to be an almost prog element (in the most stripped down of fashions) and a clear knack for experimentation. After the brief intro, the first track “Land In Sicht” highlights the duo’s mastery of novelty keyboards highlighted by restrained use of synth and bass guitar with moody vocals. Whereas the first side tends to feature more traditional style synth oriented tracks with vocals (though still quirky and atypical), the second side evolves into long convoluted instrumental pieces with samples and an array of synths and drum machines in a more heady fashion. Highly recommended for fans of the Neue Deutsche Welle genre and especially those fans of Die Gesunden, instrumental tracks of Der Plan, and even the synth stylings of Soft Cell. Remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage Studios, UK. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight green transparent vinyl. Limited Edition.
Le Cliche - Consumer Behaviour
Le Cliche
Consumer Behaviour
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Medical Records presents the debut full-length release of Le Cliché, entitled ‘Consumer Behaviour’. The album consists of 11 songs influenced largely by European synth pop of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s (The Human League, John Foxx, OMD, early Depeche Mode, Japan, Gary Numan, Propaganda and Kraftwerk.). More recent influences include the first album by Miss Kittin & the Hacker, Tiga, Benny Benassi, Erlend Øye and Ladytron. The music might be best described as minimal synth, synth pop, postmodernist, cold assembly line with neo consumerist themes, based on the use of synth sequences and virtual voices. The inspiration for the subject matter of the songs comes from the many inconsistencies and ironies of the current consumer and consumption centered society in which we live. Le Cliché is the synth project of Gerard Ryan, native of Limerick (Ireland), Associate Professor of marketing and consumer behaviour at the Rovira I Virgili University in Spain and a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University, New York. Le Cliché was initially established in 1984 when Ryan was a teenager, but later the project was put on hiatus in favour of a career in academia. Le Cliché was re-ignited in 2012, motivated by the appearance of new music from the 1980s that was being rediscovered and released by a host of relatively small but hugely motivated new record labels including Medical Records, and the like (and groups such as Dark Day, Mathematiques Modernes, Bal Paré, Ceramic Hello, and Experimental Products). When in 2012 the track ‘Waiting on the Internet’ emerged as a reflection of Ryan’s doctoral research on the frustrations and anxieties experienced by consumers when interacting with computer technology in the use of the Internet, the Le Cliché project was revived. Since then the main source of inspiration has come from Ryan’s work as an academic, taking a critical view of the inconsistencies of the marketing centered approach to business and the all-pervasive reach of marketing activities in our daily lives as consumers (rather than citizens). All of the tracks on the album are from the 2012-2014 period except for ‘I woke up this morning (like I always do)’, which is a reimagining of a 1984 demo of the track entitled ‘I dreamt I was dead’. Two tracks on the album reflect on the everyday mundane, often drab, act of waiting in line, whether in situ, on the phone or on the Internet (‘Thank you for holding’ and ‘Waiting on the Internet’). ‘Production Line’, is the mostly instrumental opening track to the album which clearly displays its Kraftwerkian influences. ‘Production Line’ reflects on the so-called sweatshops that produce many of our most beloved brands but often fail to adequately compensate workers for their labour or protect basic worker rights. It contemplates the fact that that most of these workers will never be able to afford the designer brands they churn out day after day in overcrowded factories and often-deplorable conditions. Other tracks deal with topics which are more personal and intimate such as Aquaphobia and Ventolin, thus giving some indication of the personality behind the music. The album was written and recorded in Catalonia, Spain (2012-13) and during the harsh winter of 2013-14 in frozen upstate New York, USA. The Le Cliché sound is attained by combining a mix of old and new technologies. In this sense, both analogue and virtual instruments are employed thus obtaining a unique mix of old and new technologies. The LP is presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight colored white vinyl and features a bonus LP insert. Mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK.
Shoulder Voices - Rollerskate Skinny
83 - Iko
Null And Void - Happiness And Contempt / Montage Morte
Roladex / Pressures - Split 7
Kline Coma Xero - Kline Coma Xero
Kline Coma Xero
Kline Coma Xero
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Medical Records presents the debut full length release of Kline Coma Xero. A self-titled LP influenced largely by the sterile and isolated iconography of authors such as Philip K. Dick, William Gibson and JG Ballard (from whence the bands name is derived). Formed in 2012, Kline Coma Xero is a group whose work embraces elements of early minimal synth wave with distinctively thoughtful lyrics and evocative melodies. Kline Coma Xero's Tony Williams has had his roots planted in various projects in the past, spanning a realm of styles from experimental noise, tape loops and early industrial. Using a writing style that employs the use of hardware sequencers driving analog instruments rather than computers, Kline Coma Xero produces a uniquely oblique interpretation of past-meets-present in modern electronic music.
Alexander Robotnick - Vintage Robotnicks
Roladex - Anthems For The Micro-Age
Roladex
Anthems For The Micro-Age
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Medical)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Medical Records presents it’s second contemporary artist release with Roladex. Imagine Kraftwerk playing Steven Merritt songs. Roladex was formed in Texas by Tyler Jacobsen and Elyssa Dianne. Producer/Member, Tyler Jacobsen holds an MFA in Electronic Art and this becomes apparent as they find lyrical and musical inspiration through the films of David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, the works of authors such as J.G Ballard as well as video artists such as Vito Acconci and Nam June Paik. Jacobsen has been on a hiatus from his work as college art professor since the formation of the group. Using an arsenal of analog instruments, Roladex nostalgically borrows ideas from music of the past to carefully craft a unique brand of futuristic-mechanized pop, with an emphasis on songwriting and layered production. Weaving sparse, sequenced arpeggios into fuzzy bass and bubbly melodies to create a bed of sound where they layout a somehow bright melancholia. Part minimal synth-wave, part dream pop, Roladex fits nicely with other non-traditional pop acts such as Ariel Pink as well as Synth contemporaries like Police Des Moeurs and Black Marble. With previous singles on Night-People Records, AMDISCs, and Beko, Medical is proud to present their debut LP. At times their music cold and moody, at others it is bright and dimly warm. Themes such as nuclear war, cosmology, false memories and technology as the “opiate of the masses” become apparent as the listener plays through the LP. The opening track “Anthem For The Micro-Age” sets the tone with dreamy atmospheric synth textures and interwoven male and female vocals. “Love Surgery” is chock full of pop hooks and synth leads interspersed with angular guitar accents. “Empty Streets” has an almost minimal John Bender bedroom aesthetic. The Last track, “Nuke Em' Out” is an apocalyptic disco track for the end of the world, and the electro-mechanical new wave Cathode Rays (for the the group produced a video) is one of the catches tunes on the record. Fans of early Wire (esp 154), Drinking Electricity, Fad Gadget and even noisy 90s shoegaze are sure to enjoy. Mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK.
Aloa - Aloa
Aloa
Aloa
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Medical)
21,59 €* 23,99 € -10%
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Medical Records presents a reissue of one of Germany’s most interesting records. The German duo Aloa only made one album in 1982, but it is one of the most peculiar and innovative records of the Neue Deutsche Welle movement. Long out of print, somewhat obscure, and very expensive, this record is due for an official reissue. The duo consisting of Al Kanz and Matthias Brendel both grew up in Kassel, Germany. Though both had different tastes of music, they fused influences and injected them into their own unique blend when they purchased Roland 606 and 808 drum machines plus a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. After much development and evolution, the Aloa project came to life. The album explores a whole spectrum of textures, moods, and atmospheres. Ranging from dark complex synthed-out tracks to diverse instrumentation-laced almost Krautrock motifs, this album is definitely one of a kind. From the commanding first track “Weisser Wal” with it’s almost Bryan Ferry style vocals to the atmospheric “Banane Zitrone”, the twists and turns are endless. This is a very sultry record as well evidenced by the band’s constant obsession with sexy women who occupied their time. Definitely will appeal to fans of The Residents, Neue Deutsche Welle, and anything and everything that lives in the outer reaches of synth territory. Sadly the record was overlooked and misunderstood by the press and radio stations alike likely due to it’s obvious unorthodox and experimental interpretation of synthpop. Restored and mastered from the original master tapes by Klearlight Studios in Dallas, TX. Features bonus LP insert with liner notes and interview by Dave Segal.
Paul Nelson - Vortex
Illustration Sonore - Undisciplined Strips Of Emotions
Gay Cat Park - Synthetic Woman
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