Tony Carey- Explorer & Yellow Power reissues (Medical Records)
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http://medical-records.org/index.html

<a href=”http://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/explorer-and-yellow-power-mr-016” data-mce-href=”http://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/explorer-and-yellow-power-mr-016”>Explorer And Yellow Power (MR-016) by Tony Carey</a>

Tony Carey has had quite the illustrious career as a keyboardist from 75-77 for the British hard rockers Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio. Carey is not British he is a California native and met the Rainbow fellas in a studio where Blackmore asked him to audition and got the job and eventually a few years down the road after disagreements with Blackmore he parted ways to go solo. Carey had a hand full of hits in the early 80’s and found some success with starting the prog style Planet P. Now for me these are all groups I have avoided like the plague all of my life and have been completely clueless to the existence of Tony Carey. This is where Medical Records comes in and finds jewels hidden with the mundane. Somehow Carey managed to put together a few albums in the early 80’s that veer away from conventional rock or from any label politicking. From the sounds of the interview with Carey in the liner notes he was just screwing around learning his way around the studio and these records are just a blip on his radar that really hold no significant meaning to him, he is glad people like them and that’s about as far is it goes for him. Basically “Explorer” and “Yellow Power” from 1982 are mostly an anomaly in a fairly straightforward career. Medical Records has chosen to package them together as “Explorer” is said to be basically demos for “Yellow Power.” That being said the albums stand magnificently on their own “Explorer” being a raw stripped back instrumental album while “Yellow Power” is a very full sounding produced record. Every kind of genre tag has been dropped on these records from proto-techno to Italo disco and back again but I just prefer the genre of damn good. If you like Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra but have never gone beyond that Tony Carey will take you on some next level type trips and if you never ventured past say Devo start with “Yellow Power” and make your way to the minimalism of “Explorer.” The packaging is once again incredible with a gatefold and colored wax limited to 1000 copies hand numbered. I’m equally impressed in the restraint from making “Yellow Power” on yellow wax instead it is pressed into a beautiful baby blue. One thing you can take to the bank with Medical Records is they always sell out fast as they put out only the finest of hidden gems so jump on this fast and make sure to check out Medical Records back catalog now available digitally.

http://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/

Tony Carey- Explorer & Yellow Power reissues (Medical Records)

buy here: 

http://medical-records.org/index.html

Tony Carey has had quite the illustrious career as a keyboardist from 75-77 for the British hard rockers Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio. Carey is not British he is a California native and met the Rainbow fellas in a studio where Blackmore asked him to audition and got the job and eventually a few years down the road after disagreements with Blackmore he parted ways to go solo. Carey had a hand full of hits in the early 80’s and found some success with starting the prog style Planet P. Now for me these are all groups I have avoided like the plague all of my life and have been completely clueless to the existence of Tony Carey. This is where Medical Records comes in and finds jewels hidden with the mundane. Somehow Carey managed to put together a few albums in the early 80’s that veer away from conventional rock or from any label politicking. From the sounds of the interview with Carey in the liner notes he was just screwing around learning his way around the studio and these records are just a blip on his radar that really hold no significant meaning to him, he is glad people like them and that’s about as far is it goes for him. Basically “Explorer” and “Yellow Power” from 1982 are mostly an anomaly in a fairly straightforward career. Medical Records has chosen to package them together as “Explorer” is said to be basically demos for “Yellow Power.” That being said the albums stand magnificently on their own “Explorer” being a raw stripped back instrumental album while “Yellow Power” is a very full sounding produced record. Every kind of genre tag has been dropped on these records from proto-techno to Italo disco and back again but I just prefer the genre of damn good. If you like Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra but have never gone beyond that Tony Carey will take you on some next level type trips and if you never ventured past say Devo start with “Yellow Power” and make your way to the minimalism of “Explorer.” The packaging is once again incredible with a gatefold and colored wax limited to 1000 copies hand numbered. I’m equally impressed in the restraint from making “Yellow Power” on yellow wax instead it is pressed into a beautiful baby blue. One thing you can take to the bank with Medical Records is they always sell out fast as they put out only the finest of hidden gems so jump on this fast and make sure to check out Medical Records back catalog now available digitally.

http://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/

New Releases from Medical Records
Cristof Glowalla-Erde 80 ten inch
Disco Volante- No Motion seven inch
Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/index.html
Medical Records is a fun label to watch evolve over time. The beginning stages being straight reissues with beefed up liner notes on beautiful colored 180g vinyl, then maintaining all the quality of the previous releases they jumped into issuing never before heard tracks by ultra obscure acts like Gay Cat Park. The new evolution sees Medical Records moving into the 10” and 7” format the 10” being my favorite format of all. The mustard yellow 10” of early 80’s West Berlin artist Cristof Glowalla is a fantastic entry into this new territory featuring a long out of print 7” and a smattering of other tracks from 1981. Glowalla’s tracks ooze early 80’s analog magic with pulsating drum machines and layers of synthesizers and the presence of an acoustic guitar helps create an incredible new dimension to the dark synthpop. 
Disco Volante’s 1984 single “No Motion” is Medical Records first dip into the 7” realm and sadly a pressing plant error occurred leaving all the vinyl in classic black rather than the intended transparent green. Black is fine by me and no harm was done to the music in the grooves. I also love that the double a side 7” has a side that plays at 45rpms and another at 33rpms. “No Motion” is catchy, quirky diy. new wave at its best.  Both Disco Volante and Christof Glowalla are probably entirely unknown to most of the population excluding some hardcore genre collectors, which is why the reissues Medical Records do are so special. They are introducing acts that flew under the radar. While groups like Kraftwerk and Devo ruled the airways these groups passionately made their art in utter obscurity but these sounds are fresh today and ready to be unearthed by a new generation of listeners. Medical Records have the tendency to sell out rather quickly due to the expertly designed packaging and limited nature of the releases oh and by the way because the music is amazing. If you have to pick one go for the Glowalla 10” but be prepared to live a life of regret for leaving behind the Disco Volante 7”

New Releases from Medical Records

Cristof Glowalla-Erde 80 ten inch

Disco Volante- No Motion seven inch

Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/index.html

Medical Records is a fun label to watch evolve over time. The beginning stages being straight reissues with beefed up liner notes on beautiful colored 180g vinyl, then maintaining all the quality of the previous releases they jumped into issuing never before heard tracks by ultra obscure acts like Gay Cat Park. The new evolution sees Medical Records moving into the 10” and 7” format the 10” being my favorite format of all. The mustard yellow 10” of early 80’s West Berlin artist Cristof Glowalla is a fantastic entry into this new territory featuring a long out of print 7” and a smattering of other tracks from 1981. Glowalla’s tracks ooze early 80’s analog magic with pulsating drum machines and layers of synthesizers and the presence of an acoustic guitar helps create an incredible new dimension to the dark synthpop. 

Disco Volante’s 1984 single “No Motion” is Medical Records first dip into the 7” realm and sadly a pressing plant error occurred leaving all the vinyl in classic black rather than the intended transparent green. Black is fine by me and no harm was done to the music in the grooves. I also love that the double a side 7” has a side that plays at 45rpms and another at 33rpms. “No Motion” is catchy, quirky diy. new wave at its best.  Both Disco Volante and Christof Glowalla are probably entirely unknown to most of the population excluding some hardcore genre collectors, which is why the reissues Medical Records do are so special. They are introducing acts that flew under the radar. While groups like Kraftwerk and Devo ruled the airways these groups passionately made their art in utter obscurity but these sounds are fresh today and ready to be unearthed by a new generation of listeners. Medical Records have the tendency to sell out rather quickly due to the expertly designed packaging and limited nature of the releases oh and by the way because the music is amazing. If you have to pick one go for the Glowalla 10” but be prepared to live a life of regret for leaving behind the Disco Volante 7”

Drinking Electricity- Overload + Singles
Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/shop/index.html
I have been racking my brains for something to say about the new Medical Records double lp by the early 80s UK group Drinking Electricity. The obvious is they are an art damaged synthpop group living on the peripheral of new wave and post-punk. The short story is Anne-Marie Heighway and David Rome meet while working at a law firm, go on to start a musical legacy forming Drinking Electricity and Survival Records. 30 years or so pass and a release of their original material is put out by an actual Doctor who by night runs one of the more interesting reissue labels around. Lawyers Doctors and synths oh my. The humor of this scenario is not lost on me and thankfully the music is not lost either. The drum machines, angular guitars and synth melodies are not groundbreaking and by no means does this music sound like it was made yesterday. The sounds are dated and the grooves are well worn territory but nevertheless the songs infectiously worm their way into your heart. “Good Times” has apparently been popularized by Crystal Castles but to me it sounds like a cosmic reinvention of the melodies from “The Locomotion.” Throughout the double lp Drinking Electricity keeps things minimal and and hypnotic. The incessant pounding of the drum machine keeps your foot tapping and your head in the clouds. Guitars jaggedly enter and exit the mix along with sound effects galore. The vocals never take center stage for longer than necessary. It’s like entering the fog of the musicians brains after a long day of white collar stress as they try and make sense of life with sound. This lp is a journey worth taking. As always the packaging is stellar with a gatefold double lp limited to 650 hand-numbered copies. The vinyl itself matches the striking lightening bolt cover, one lp is red and the other lp is a lime green/yellow. Whatever the specific color is who really cares other than it looks incredible and of course is on 180g vinyl for maximum audio pleasure.

Drinking Electricity- Overload + Singles

Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/shop/index.html

I have been racking my brains for something to say about the new Medical Records double lp by the early 80s UK group Drinking Electricity. The obvious is they are an art damaged synthpop group living on the peripheral of new wave and post-punk. The short story is Anne-Marie Heighway and David Rome meet while working at a law firm, go on to start a musical legacy forming Drinking Electricity and Survival Records. 30 years or so pass and a release of their original material is put out by an actual Doctor who by night runs one of the more interesting reissue labels around. Lawyers Doctors and synths oh my. The humor of this scenario is not lost on me and thankfully the music is not lost either. The drum machines, angular guitars and synth melodies are not groundbreaking and by no means does this music sound like it was made yesterday. The sounds are dated and the grooves are well worn territory but nevertheless the songs infectiously worm their way into your heart. “Good Times” has apparently been popularized by Crystal Castles but to me it sounds like a cosmic reinvention of the melodies from “The Locomotion.” Throughout the double lp Drinking Electricity keeps things minimal and and hypnotic. The incessant pounding of the drum machine keeps your foot tapping and your head in the clouds. Guitars jaggedly enter and exit the mix along with sound effects galore. The vocals never take center stage for longer than necessary. It’s like entering the fog of the musicians brains after a long day of white collar stress as they try and make sense of life with sound. This lp is a journey worth taking. As always the packaging is stellar with a gatefold double lp limited to 650 hand-numbered copies. The vinyl itself matches the striking lightening bolt cover, one lp is red and the other lp is a lime green/yellow. Whatever the specific color is who really cares other than it looks incredible and of course is on 180g vinyl for maximum audio pleasure.

Gay Cat Park- Synthetic Woman 
Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/records/gaycatpark.html
Rumor has it that the newest release from the purveyors of all analog synthy amazingness Medical Records is almost sold out. Limited to 650 copies to the world, Gay Cat Park finds its place as Medical Records first LP to feature mainly all unreleased material. Gay Cat Park is a little known Italian Duo whose claim to fame was a single “I’m a Vocoder” which lit up the dance floors for a hot second before vanishing to geeky record collector obscurity as the group vanished into more stable paying gigs as studio musicians/producers. Luckily for anyone in love with all things Italo Disco enough tapes survived the years to put out an lp collection of unreleased tracks. At a time when people are freaking out about The Chromatics and Kraftwerk is playing gigs in New York it seems Gay Cat Park will get a second much deserved life. This Lp might be sold out before you finish reading this so delay no further. Hunt down this beautiful clear red splatter vinyl piece of Italo Disco history before it is too late.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74TvW2KKErk

Gay Cat Park- Synthetic Woman 

Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/records/gaycatpark.html

Rumor has it that the newest release from the purveyors of all analog synthy amazingness Medical Records is almost sold out. Limited to 650 copies to the world, Gay Cat Park finds its place as Medical Records first LP to feature mainly all unreleased material. Gay Cat Park is a little known Italian Duo whose claim to fame was a single “I’m a Vocoder” which lit up the dance floors for a hot second before vanishing to geeky record collector obscurity as the group vanished into more stable paying gigs as studio musicians/producers. Luckily for anyone in love with all things Italo Disco enough tapes survived the years to put out an lp collection of unreleased tracks. At a time when people are freaking out about The Chromatics and Kraftwerk is playing gigs in New York it seems Gay Cat Park will get a second much deserved life. This Lp might be sold out before you finish reading this so delay no further. Hunt down this beautiful clear red splatter vinyl piece of Italo Disco history before it is too late.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74TvW2KKErk

MEDICAL RECORDS are taking Preorders on this. Don’t miss out it is sure to be killer!!!
http://medical-records.org/
MR-012 Gay Cat Park ”Synthetic Woman” LP
As a monumental first time in the label’s existence, Medical Records presents an LP of previously unreleased songs by an icon of Italo Disco and synthpop well known for their club-stomper “I’m A Vocoder”. Gay Cat Park is an Italian duo consisting of Graziano G. Ravizza and Davide Gatti. At the tender age of 14 with an obsession for electronics and a dream, they crafted the hit “I’m A Vocoder” that was released as a single on Discotto Records in 1982. Using very primitive toy-like keyboards modified to makeshift synthesizers early on, this masterpiece and floor-stomper was a success. Though they recorded many other records in the studio with other artists under a variety of different names in the more popular vein, there were sadly no further releases in the style of Gay Cat Park or under that moniker. Working behind the scenes on their limited equipment, they wrote and developed many other tracks that would be best described as the true Gay Cat Park “sound”. These tracks were home-recorded and not considered “commercial” enough in those times. Influenced heavily by Kraftwerk, Tomita, and Depeche Mode, Ravizza and Gatti layed these tracks down on standard UCXS Sony tapes or TEAC Tascam four tracks. These tracks have been unheard and stored until now. Medical Records took an interest in Gay Cat Park and requested to hear the potential early tracks. Needless to say, the tracks were astonishing and are presented now on this compilation of hand-picked tracks from that era. 8 tracks (including “I’m A Vocoder”) were culled and restored from the original cassette tapes by Gay Cat Park. All tracks were recorded from 1982-1984. Overall, the LP has a very lovely DIY warm aesthetic. The opening track “GCP” is a simple yet nice ditty played on a Speak and Spell which sets the mood. “I’m a Vocoder” needs no introduction and is presented in it’s original form. “Bit Of Charm” has a very Yaz-era Vince Clarke feel. “My Love Is Electronic” shows the wonderful lo-fi bedroom synth and drum programming that the duo is capable of. “A Bunch Of Flowers” is a dense analog synth drenched instrumental melody with catchy hooks and clever use of effects. The title track “Synthetic Woman” is a standout number sung through vocoder and is a perfect synthpop song raising the question of why it was a not a hit during it’s creation. The LP perfectly walks the fine line between Italo disco and synthpop. Fans of early Depeche Mode, Yaz “Upstairs At Eric’s”, and the lighter synthier side of Italo disco will fall in love with this collection. This is essential. This is Gay Cat Park. Presented with unbridled enthusiasm on high-quality 180gram splatter vinyl in a limited edition of 650 hand-numbered copies. Includes special insert with liner notes by Dave Segal.

MEDICAL RECORDS are taking Preorders on this. Don’t miss out it is sure to be killer!!!

http://medical-records.org/

MR-012 Gay Cat Park ”Synthetic Woman” LP

As a monumental first time in the label’s existence, Medical Records presents an LP of previously unreleased songs by an icon of Italo Disco and synthpop well known for their club-stomper “I’m A Vocoder”. Gay Cat Park is an Italian duo consisting of Graziano G. Ravizza and Davide Gatti. At the tender age of 14 with an obsession for electronics and a dream, they crafted the hit “I’m A Vocoder” that was released as a single on Discotto Records in 1982. Using very primitive toy-like keyboards modified to makeshift synthesizers early on, this masterpiece and floor-stomper was a success. Though they recorded many other records in the studio with other artists under a variety of different names in the more popular vein, there were sadly no further releases in the style of Gay Cat Park or under that moniker. Working behind the scenes on their limited equipment, they wrote and developed many other tracks that would be best described as the true Gay Cat Park “sound”. These tracks were home-recorded and not considered “commercial” enough in those times. Influenced heavily by Kraftwerk, Tomita, and Depeche Mode, Ravizza and Gatti layed these tracks down on standard UCXS Sony tapes or TEAC Tascam four tracks. These tracks have been unheard and stored until now. Medical Records took an interest in Gay Cat Park and requested to hear the potential early tracks. Needless to say, the tracks were astonishing and are presented now on this compilation of hand-picked tracks from that era. 8 tracks (including “I’m A Vocoder”) were culled and restored from the original cassette tapes by Gay Cat Park. All tracks were recorded from 1982-1984. Overall, the LP has a very lovely DIY warm aesthetic. The opening track “GCP” is a simple yet nice ditty played on a Speak and Spell which sets the mood. “I’m a Vocoder” needs no introduction and is presented in it’s original form. “Bit Of Charm” has a very Yaz-era Vince Clarke feel. “My Love Is Electronic” shows the wonderful lo-fi bedroom synth and drum programming that the duo is capable of. “A Bunch Of Flowers” is a dense analog synth drenched instrumental melody with catchy hooks and clever use of effects. The title track “Synthetic Woman” is a standout number sung through vocoder and is a perfect synthpop song raising the question of why it was a not a hit during it’s creation. The LP perfectly walks the fine line between Italo disco and synthpop. Fans of early Depeche Mode, Yaz “Upstairs At Eric’s”, and the lighter synthier side of Italo disco will fall in love with this collection. This is essential. This is Gay Cat Park. Presented with unbridled enthusiasm on high-quality 180gram splatter vinyl in a limited edition of 650 hand-numbered copies. Includes special insert with liner notes by Dave Segal.

Axxess-Novels for the Moons (Medical Records)
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 Medical Records has quickly become one of my favorite labels around today. Even though I am always hesitant to buy reissues, Medical Records easily erases my hesitancy with killer packaging, high quality vinyl and limited pressings of rare records. Medical Records focuses on the crazy world of synthesizer music back in the heyday of analog equipment. The newest release is Axxess Novels for the Moons. Axxess is the brainchild of French multimedia artist Patrick Mimran. Mr. Mimran was co-director of Lamborghini Motors (along with his brother) at the time and fittingly released the album on the imprint Lamborghini Records. Mimran commissioned the German engineer Andreas Bahrdt to build a custom complex synthesizer which eventually materialized into a sixteen voice analog synthesizer. Mimran then used the synth to record 15 sequenced instrumentals that are absolutely essential for fans of analog music, Kraut and Cosmic Disco alike. It’s hard to explain how amazing this record really is, the upbeat driving pulse, the circular rhythms, and the sick synth tones will leave you entranced. Think the offspring of Kraftwerk and John Carpenter and you’re starting to get the idea. Tracks like “Kissing the Desert Ghost” and “Slower Combing Eggs” blew my mind while the nature channel sounds of “Owls” had my two year old running around the house making monkey sounds. In reality there isn’t a bad track on here. Novels for the Moons is fun and unique and comes on a gorgeous 180g yellow vinyl in a limited pressing of 1000. Medical Records, like the original records they repress, tend to sell out so don’t sleep on this record. 

Axxess-Novels for the Moons (Medical Records)

Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/

http://www.forcedexposure.com/bin/search.pl?search_string=axxess&searchfield=keyword

 http://fabrica.bigcartel.com/product/axxess-novels-for-the-moons-lp-medical

 Medical Records has quickly become one of my favorite labels around today. Even though I am always hesitant to buy reissues, Medical Records easily erases my hesitancy with killer packaging, high quality vinyl and limited pressings of rare records. Medical Records focuses on the crazy world of synthesizer music back in the heyday of analog equipment. The newest release is Axxess Novels for the Moons. Axxess is the brainchild of French multimedia artist Patrick Mimran. Mr. Mimran was co-director of Lamborghini Motors (along with his brother) at the time and fittingly released the album on the imprint Lamborghini Records. Mimran commissioned the German engineer Andreas Bahrdt to build a custom complex synthesizer which eventually materialized into a sixteen voice analog synthesizer. Mimran then used the synth to record 15 sequenced instrumentals that are absolutely essential for fans of analog music, Kraut and Cosmic Disco alike. It’s hard to explain how amazing this record really is, the upbeat driving pulse, the circular rhythms, and the sick synth tones will leave you entranced. Think the offspring of Kraftwerk and John Carpenter and you’re starting to get the idea. Tracks like “Kissing the Desert Ghost” and “Slower Combing Eggs” blew my mind while the nature channel sounds of “Owls” had my two year old running around the house making monkey sounds. In reality there isn’t a bad track on here. Novels for the Moons is fun and unique and comes on a gorgeous 180g yellow vinyl in a limited pressing of 1000. Medical Records, like the original records they repress, tend to sell out so don’t sleep on this record. 

Preorder Medical Records—-Axxess “Novels for the Moons”

A new release is coming soon from Medical Records. Don’t miss out on the top notch reissues that they do they go fast!

From Medical Records- Our next release will be out in about a month (MR-011).  Preorders are available moving onward from today.  The cost of this lost gem is 18 dollars plus shipping.  Contact me for direct orders for other questions.
Here is the description taken from the one-sheet:
Medical Records is ecstatic to present the reissue of the essential “Novels For The Moons” by Axxess.  Originally released in 1983, Axxess is the brainchild of French multimedia artist Patrick Mimran.  Mr. Mimran was co-director of Lamborghini Motors (along with his brother) at the time and fittingly released the album on the imprint Lamborghini Records.  Heavily influenced by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and Kraftwerk, Mr. Mimran commissioned the German engineer Andreas Bahrdt to build a custom complex synthesizer which eventually materialized into a 16 voice analog synthesizer of genius proportions.  Andreas had previously designed a less elaborate prototype for Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream fame.  What then came to life as the product of Patrick’s imagination and this unique machine is a spectacular array of 15 sequenced instrumentals that is “Novels For The Moons”.  The opener “When The Lips Fly High” sets the stage for the labyrinthine polyrhythms that will enchant and enrapture the listener for the duration of the album.  While most tracks have an upbeat driving vibe, others have a synth-heavy low-key subdued aspect as well.  The album has been described in some circles as having cosmic qualities (as well as the track “Pages” making an appearance on a Daniele Baldelli mix in the past).  Occasional resemblances to 70’s horror synth soundtracks could also be appreciated but with a more intricate song structure of layered intertwining sequenced patterns (such as in the track “Dancing Shadows”). This long out of print beautiful artifact has essentially been unavailable except for the occasional rare copy on the collector’s market (with the corresponding high prices).  The LP features original reproduction sleeve art (front and back) featuring the mysterious and eye-dazzling original painting that donned the original LP.  Included is a 2-sided insert featuring an interview and profile of Axxess by Dave Segal and color photos of the infamous “Le Bart” synth used to create this masterpiece.  This will certainly appeal to fans of early progressive synth records, sequencer-heavy Tangerine Dream period, cosmic disco, and other lovers of all things early-electronic.  Presented on high-quality 180gram yellow vinyl in a limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies.
Thanks for all the support!
Troy Wadsworth
Medical Records
http://medical-records.org/
Why start a label?
- This has been a dream of mine for years.  Since I am not a musician or artist, I wanted to be able to contribute as well.  This was my outlet for getting involved.  I wanted to evolve from fan to producer.  I also have tended to be a strong music evangelist to my friends and anyone who will listen my whole life. What better way to take that to the next level than by creating a label to showcase records that I feel others may enjoy? 
When and how did it start?
-         This has been bouncing in my head (and some of my close friends) for about 7 years or so.  The biggest obstacle is of course funding.  I finally reached a point in my life about 3 years ago where I had the means to realize this dream (from a monetary standpoint).  That was the point where I made a serious attempt to contact artists for consideration of reissues on Medical Records.  I basically had a list of about 5 records that I started with.  I worked like mad to contact the artists who made those masterpieces.  I scoured Myspace.com (pre-Facebook days) and the web looking for contact info or anyone who might know someone who knows someone, etc etc.  Along the way, other opportunities popped out during my search which led to my first 2 releases (Deutsche Wertarbeit and Alexander Robotnick).  From there, it became much easier to strike up a deal with the artists after I had established 2 solid releases. 
-          What labels inspire you?
— For many years now, I have been in awe of the breadth of the Vinyl On Demand catalog (Germany).  I have been a subscribing member of the wave subscription for several years.  Frank from VOD has been a huge help in getting my label started as far as available to answer all my startup questions along with the way.  I am grateful for that help.  It would be impossible not be inspired by Minimal Wave (NY).  Very impressive roster and output.  Dark Entries in San   Francisco is a great label, and I also owe Josh a huge nod of thanks for his friendship and help with supplying me loads of label-related info and other sorts.  I also love what Anna Logue (Germany) is doing as well as Mannequin (Italy).  Top-notch releases and impeccable packaging! 
What is the goal and purpose of your label?
— The prime directive is to make available difficult-to-find classic synth, wave, disco, and other interesting records that I personally love and feel others would appreciate.  It is aimed at fans of this particular niche who want these amazingly under-appreciated gems in vinyl format with fun and collectable attributes (180gm, colored, hand-numbered, etc).  Originally, I was only able to print 500 copies at a time (except for the Chrisma LPs which I was able to re-press once).  Now, as I have grown and expanded, I am able to press 1000 copies which make these records widely available for everyone to enjoy who is interested in hearing them.
 How do you find new artists?
— At this stage of the game, I am still on the hunt to reissue records that are out of print or otherwise unavailable (but are records that I cherish).  I haven’t started releasing “new artists” as of yet, but that may be in the future.  No definite plans at this time, however. 
Why vinyl?
— This is a discussion that one hears a lot these days with the vinyl resurgence (but did it every truly go away?).  My personal preference is for the tangible aesthetic that is only truly enjoyed by holding and playing a vinyl record.  There really is nothing else like it in my book.  I won’t start a debate, but I do feel vinyl simply sounds better.  The tones, frequencies, and other waveforms seem to touch my ears in a special place. 
How important is packaging to you?
— Packaging is always icing on the cake.  I hope to continue to expand on packaging with more inserts, freebie 7”s or flexi discs, etc.  I love nice thick jackets (sturdy is always good).  Crisp artwork and text is very important to me.  I am blessed to have my close friend, Tyler Jacobsen create (or re-create) the fine details on the artwork.  His attention to detail is apparent and much appreciated!
 What are your future plans?
— My next release (MR-010) is the famous Dalek I “Compass Kum’pas” LP (band AKA Dalek I Love You).  This was one of those original 5 records I mentioned above that I dreamed of reissuing.  For those who know it, it is widely obsessed over.  For those who have not heard this… well let’s just say they are in for a treat.  It is essential.  It includes an insert with liner notes and a bonus flexi disc with 2 b-sides.  I am VERY excited for this. 
— Following Dalek I will be the underground yet equally essential Axxess LP “Novels For The Moons” (MR-011). This instrumential work is the brainchild of French multimedia artist Patrick Mimran (former owner of Lamborghini car company in the 80s).  He commissioned a German electronics whiz to build a custom synthesizer on which Mr. Mimran crafted some of the most complex and inventive sequenced patterns. This will definitely take a lot of people by surprise and dazzle those following the Medical Records output.
— One more sneak peak will be the MR-012 Gay Cat Park “Synthetic Woman” LP.  This is a very interesting turn for the label.  Gay Cat Park is well known for the Italo disco hit “I’m a Vocoder” but the rest of their music from the 80s was UNRELEASED.  In their teenage years at the time, this Italian duo wrote some of the most synthesized magical tracks that we have heard.  Sure to be well received by fans of Italo disco and synthpop… 
Do you collect vinyl?
— Absolutely.  It is one of my favorite pastimes.  You can find me frequenting the local Seattle record conventions and record stores.  I hit the shops about once a week actually!
 How big is your collection?
— It would be hard to calculate this at this stage.   I have not consistently collected vinyl (have had waxing and waning periods), but I have been going strong for about 6 years now!)
 What are some of your go to records over the years?
—— WAVE = Human League “Travelogue”, IKO “83”, Robert Gorl “Mit Dir 12”“, Polyphonic Size (VOD box), Chrisma “Chinese Restaurant + Hibernation”, Drinking Electricity “Overload + singles”, OGI “s/t”, Dalek I “Compass Kum’pas”, OMD “Dazzle Ships”, too many more to list
— SHOEGAZE = My Bloody Valentine “ANY”, Seefeel “Quique”, Silvania “En Cielo De Oceano”, Slowdive “ANY”, Insides “Euphoria”, Locust “ANY”
— ELECTRONIC = Global Communication, Aphex Twin “Selected Ambient Works Vol 1,2”, Kraftwerk “ANY”, Cluster “Zuckerzeit”, Deutsche Wertarbeit “s/t”
— OTHER = Brian Eno almost ANY but esp “Another Green World”, Steve Reich “Music For 18 Musicians”, Swans (ANY)

Medical Records

http://medical-records.org/

Why start a label?

- This has been a dream of mine for years.  Since I am not a musician or artist, I wanted to be able to contribute as well.  This was my outlet for getting involved.  I wanted to evolve from fan to producer.  I also have tended to be a strong music evangelist to my friends and anyone who will listen my whole life. What better way to take that to the next level than by creating a label to showcase records that I feel others may enjoy? 

When and how did it start?

-         This has been bouncing in my head (and some of my close friends) for about 7 years or so.  The biggest obstacle is of course funding.  I finally reached a point in my life about 3 years ago where I had the means to realize this dream (from a monetary standpoint).  That was the point where I made a serious attempt to contact artists for consideration of reissues on Medical Records.  I basically had a list of about 5 records that I started with.  I worked like mad to contact the artists who made those masterpieces.  I scoured Myspace.com (pre-Facebook days) and the web looking for contact info or anyone who might know someone who knows someone, etc etc.  Along the way, other opportunities popped out during my search which led to my first 2 releases (Deutsche Wertarbeit and Alexander Robotnick).  From there, it became much easier to strike up a deal with the artists after I had established 2 solid releases.

-          What labels inspire you?

— For many years now, I have been in awe of the breadth of the Vinyl On Demand catalog (Germany).  I have been a subscribing member of the wave subscription for several years.  Frank from VOD has been a huge help in getting my label started as far as available to answer all my startup questions along with the way.  I am grateful for that help.  It would be impossible not be inspired by Minimal Wave (NY).  Very impressive roster and output.  Dark Entries in San Francisco is a great label, and I also owe Josh a huge nod of thanks for his friendship and help with supplying me loads of label-related info and other sorts.  I also love what Anna Logue (Germany) is doing as well as Mannequin (Italy).  Top-notch releases and impeccable packaging! 

What is the goal and purpose of your label?

— The prime directive is to make available difficult-to-find classic synth, wave, disco, and other interesting records that I personally love and feel others would appreciate.  It is aimed at fans of this particular niche who want these amazingly under-appreciated gems in vinyl format with fun and collectable attributes (180gm, colored, hand-numbered, etc).  Originally, I was only able to print 500 copies at a time (except for the Chrisma LPs which I was able to re-press once).  Now, as I have grown and expanded, I am able to press 1000 copies which make these records widely available for everyone to enjoy who is interested in hearing them.

 How do you find new artists?

— At this stage of the game, I am still on the hunt to reissue records that are out of print or otherwise unavailable (but are records that I cherish).  I haven’t started releasing “new artists” as of yet, but that may be in the future.  No definite plans at this time, however. 

Why vinyl?

— This is a discussion that one hears a lot these days with the vinyl resurgence (but did it every truly go away?).  My personal preference is for the tangible aesthetic that is only truly enjoyed by holding and playing a vinyl record.  There really is nothing else like it in my book.  I won’t start a debate, but I do feel vinyl simply sounds better.  The tones, frequencies, and other waveforms seem to touch my ears in a special place. 

How important is packaging to you?

— Packaging is always icing on the cake.  I hope to continue to expand on packaging with more inserts, freebie 7”s or flexi discs, etc.  I love nice thick jackets (sturdy is always good).  Crisp artwork and text is very important to me.  I am blessed to have my close friend, Tyler Jacobsen create (or re-create) the fine details on the artwork.  His attention to detail is apparent and much appreciated!

 What are your future plans?

— My next release (MR-010) is the famous Dalek I “Compass Kum’pas” LP (band AKA Dalek I Love You).  This was one of those original 5 records I mentioned above that I dreamed of reissuing.  For those who know it, it is widely obsessed over.  For those who have not heard this… well let’s just say they are in for a treat.  It is essential.  It includes an insert with liner notes and a bonus flexi disc with 2 b-sides.  I am VERY excited for this. 

— Following Dalek I will be the underground yet equally essential Axxess LP “Novels For The Moons” (MR-011). This instrumential work is the brainchild of French multimedia artist Patrick Mimran (former owner of Lamborghini car company in the 80s).  He commissioned a German electronics whiz to build a custom synthesizer on which Mr. Mimran crafted some of the most complex and inventive sequenced patterns. This will definitely take a lot of people by surprise and dazzle those following the Medical Records output.

— One more sneak peak will be the MR-012 Gay Cat Park “Synthetic Woman” LP.  This is a very interesting turn for the label.  Gay Cat Park is well known for the Italo disco hit “I’m a Vocoder” but the rest of their music from the 80s was UNRELEASED.  In their teenage years at the time, this Italian duo wrote some of the most synthesized magical tracks that we have heard.  Sure to be well received by fans of Italo disco and synthpop… 

Do you collect vinyl?

— Absolutely.  It is one of my favorite pastimes.  You can find me frequenting the local Seattle record conventions and record stores.  I hit the shops about once a week actually!

 How big is your collection?

— It would be hard to calculate this at this stage.   I have not consistently collected vinyl (have had waxing and waning periods), but I have been going strong for about 6 years now!)

 What are some of your go to records over the years?

—— WAVE = Human League “Travelogue”, IKO “83”, Robert Gorl “Mit Dir 12”“, Polyphonic Size (VOD box), Chrisma “Chinese Restaurant + Hibernation”, Drinking Electricity “Overload + singles”, OGI “s/t”, Dalek I “Compass Kum’pas”, OMD “Dazzle Ships”, too many more to list

— SHOEGAZE = My Bloody Valentine “ANY”, Seefeel “Quique”, Silvania “En Cielo De Oceano”, Slowdive “ANY”, Insides “Euphoria”, Locust “ANY”

— ELECTRONIC = Global Communication, Aphex Twin “Selected Ambient Works Vol 1,2”, Kraftwerk “ANY”, Cluster “Zuckerzeit”, Deutsche Wertarbeit “s/t”

— OTHER = Brian Eno almost ANY but esp “Another Green World”, Steve Reich “Music For 18 Musicians”, Swans (ANY)

Dalek I-Compass Kum’pas’ (Medical Records)
Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/store/




Dalek I - “Destiny (Dalek I Love You)” Sample by Medical Records LLC
Medical Records has given Dalek I’s Compass Kum’pas’ a new life on gorgeous hot pink 180 gram vinyl in a limited edition of 1000 hand numbered copies with great liner notes and the best bonus ever! a Flexi-disc of two b-sides. The general public may have all but forgotten Dalek I in favor of more successful groups like OMD and Kraftwerk but the music contained in these grooves is every bit as good if not better. This is a reissue of the 1980 lp featuring tracks that are dripping with melancholy mixed with tracks with very quirky and catchy lyrics. Obscure synths and drum machines create a synth pop sound that sounds so fresh and at times dance worthy. An insanely fun post-punk sounding rendition of the Kinks “You Really Got Me” even makes it into the mix. Find out for yourself what crate diggers have known for years Dalek I is essential.

Dalek I-Compass Kum’pas’ (Medical Records)

Buy it here: http://medical-records.org/store/

Dalek I - “Destiny (Dalek I Love You)” Sample by Medical Records LLC

Medical Records has given Dalek I’s Compass Kum’pas’ a new life on gorgeous hot pink 180 gram vinyl in a limited edition of 1000 hand numbered copies with great liner notes and the best bonus ever! a Flexi-disc of two b-sides. The general public may have all but forgotten Dalek I in favor of more successful groups like OMD and Kraftwerk but the music contained in these grooves is every bit as good if not better. This is a reissue of the 1980 lp featuring tracks that are dripping with melancholy mixed with tracks with very quirky and catchy lyrics. Obscure synths and drum machines create a synth pop sound that sounds so fresh and at times dance worthy. An insanely fun post-punk sounding rendition of the Kinks “You Really Got Me” even makes it into the mix. Find out for yourself what crate diggers have known for years Dalek I is essential.


Dalek I ”Compass Kum’pas” LP

Release date: December 1, 2011

Originally released in 1980, “Compass Kum’pas” was the debut album by the Liverpool duo consisting of Alan Gill and Dave Hughes.  Also known as “Dalek I Love You”, their name was a fusion of the Daleks (famous Doctor Who villains) and the name Darling, I Love You which was an early idea for the band’s name by Alan Gill.  The early incarnations of the band featured David Balfe (later in The Teardrop Explodes) and Andy McCluskey (later to form Ochestral Manoeuvres in the Dark).  Alan Gill also was a member of The Teardrop Explodes at one point down the line.  The LP was critically acclaimed but unfortunately flew under the radar in terms of revenue generation.  Medical Records in collaboration with Dave and Alan are proud to present this seminal work on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years.  The album can best be described as a pastiche of passionate synth-pop and highly restrained post-punk.  At times very danceable pop is sharply contrasted with moody synth and vocal passages shrouded in a thick cloud of melancholy.  The track “Destiny (Dalek I Love You)” is a highly catchy synth hit and was a 7” single at the time.  “8 Track” tells the peculiar tale of the love affair with a piece of recording equipment.  “Freedom Fighters” grabs you with sharp synth hooks and drags you to the dance floor.  The cover version of “You Really Got Me” is a very stripped down and restrained interpretation with angular chopped guitar.  The LP is a synergistic cross between the stylings of early OMD synthpop, minimalist post-punk guitar, and a likeness to the piecemeal song structure of Van Dyke Parks.  LP includes a bonus insert with early photos and a special written piece on the band by Kurt B. Reighley.  As an extra to the LP, a bonus flexi-disc is included that includes the B-sides “Happy” and “This Is My Uniform”.  Presented with much love on high-quality 180gram hot pink vinyl in a limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies.  For fans of early OMD and analog synthpop.

“Destiny (Dalek I Love You” Sample HERE

“8 Track” Sample HERE

“Freedom Fighters” Sample HERE

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