Mar 072020
March 7, 2020 – German Electronic/Synthpop Duo SEA OF
SIN present the release of their new single, "Valentine." The lyrics
of "Valentine" reflect a melancholic mood and deep emotions covering a
broken relationship and love story.
"But then came the rain to take
it all away
Valentine, there was a time
Between you and me
thought that you were mine"

For fans of: New Order, Depeche
Mode & Camouflage

Check out the video for VALENTINE Here:

“Valentine” is
already the 5th Single to be released from last year's successful
album Unbroken. The previous releases all received very good feedback
from both fans and media and reached yop 10-placements in both German
Electronic Webcharts”(GEWC) and German Alternative

If you have not listened to SEA OF SIN so far,
then “Valentine” will hopefully grab your attention and provide a
pleasant introduction to the band as it contains the typical band
ingredients that form their sound; catchy melodies and choruses
embedded in melancholic & electronic soundscapes. SEA OF SIN's
music can be best described as Synthpop or Electronic Indiepop.

Mar 062020

Singer and producer, Addie Brik is set to release a new single on
her own Itza Music label on the 6th of March 2020.

‘Take Me
To The Riverside’ is the latest track in an ongoing series of
digitally releases that feature some of Brik’s recently
re-discovered and sought after archive studio material. The new
single, the follow up to ‘When You Have’ and ‘I Know What I
Do’, is an inspired collaboration with the late and esteemed
Cameroonian musician, author and poet Francis Bebey.

and totally uplifting, the version here is originally from 2001 and
also features Terry Edwards on horns, Danny Frankel (drums) and Dan
Schwartz (bass).

Addie explains how it came about:

“Years ago, in Box, on a balmy hot sunny day at Peter
Gabriel’s writers week at Real World Studios, I was walking by a
cottage studio and stopped dead in my tracks to the most intriguing
music and sounds coming from it. I thought I’d linger a while to
listen and slunk down in the grass under the window where no one could
see me. In a little while a head popped out, gave me a jolt and said,
“if you want to hear, come in”. I did just that and that’s the
first time I met Francis Beybe and over the next years we became good

Originally from Savannah Georgia, the multi-
talented Addie Brik began writing poetry in her teens and this led to
the prestigious Naropa Institute where she was mentored by Allen
Ginsberg and famed CBS journalist John Steinbeck Jr. She joined a
young artist’s troupe on Francis Ford Coppola’s lot at Zoetrope
with such luminaries as Ed Harris and produced and acted in a
production of Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Blues there.

relocated to the UK in 1998 and taking musical inspiration from
artists such as Henry Purcell, Joni Mitchell, Serge Gainsbourg,
Washington Phillips, Shirley Collins, Joanna Newsom and Missy Elliott
her demo recordings were discovered by Peter Gabriel which led to a
deal with Geffen Records with the late Andy Gill of Gang of Four

Since then Addie Brik has collaborated with The
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Simple Minds, Plaid, Tarwater, Wendy and Lisa,
Sugarhill Gang, Luke Vibert, BJ Cole, members of Funkadelic, Fishbone,
Maxim Rysanov, Andrei Samsonov, HB Barnum (Aretha Franklin’s
legendary writer and arranger), Kate St. John and John Philip Shenale.
Her current album,‘I Have a Doctor Onboard’ was released on Itza
Music last year.


Mar 052020
‘Buried Steel’
Catalogue Number: CSR278CD
Style: Doom Metal / Industrial
Format: CD in 6-panel digipak
Out: 13th March 2020
The brand new album Birmingham industrial doom metal duo Andy Swan (FINAL, IROHA) & Damian Bennett (TECHNO ANIMAL, CARTHAGE), feat Stephen Mallinder (CABARET VOLTAIRE, WRANGLER), Eugene Robinson (OXBOW) and more… ‘Buried Steel’ is the fourth album from KHOST, following the 2017 release ‘Governance’.

Themes and sonics of ‘Buried Steel’ range from granite and impassive to dreamlike and somnambulistic, in keeping with the promise – and threat – of the title, dwelling on slow, infallible ruination: a gravitational downthrust upon misshapen monuments and structures which are mangled, overgrown and increasingly forgotten. A monochrome landscape where nature reclaims and redefines us as time passes.

Recording of the album was marred with events such as an electrical fire which damaged some equipment. As a result, a number of tracks on the album had to be pieced together from damaged analogue elements such as reel to reel (Khost reel to reel RIP). From this point, the dynamic of some of the songs was altered, shifting their eventual outcome, particularly the tone of ambient work on Buried Steel. 

Further guests on ‘Buried Steel’ include Syan, Manuel Liebeskind, Daniel Buess (16-17, MIR) and Stephen Ah Burroughs (TUNNELS OF AH, ex-HEAD OF DAVID).

CD in 6-panel digipak with artwork contributions from Talitha Bell, Syan and Craig Earp.Track listing:

1. We Will Win (4:06)
2. Blood Gutters 6x4x1 (4:48)
3. Intravener (2:57)
4. Yellow Light (1:54)
5. Last Furnace (5:33)
6. Night Air (4:07)
7. Judgement Is Infallible (1:48)
8. Kent House (1:17)
9. December Bureau (5:26)
10. Vandals (1:57)
11. Dog Unit (4:13)
12. Two (1:19)
13. A Non Temporal Crawlspace (4:18)
14. Intravener In Dub (Mothboy Remix) (8:12) 

KHOST: facebook | bandcamp

Soundcloud: ‘Buried Steel (Playlist)

Video: “Blood Gutters 6x4x1”

Video: Album Teaser  

Customer Purchase Link: Cold Spring Store / Bandcamp


6 Mar – Stuck On A Name, Nottingham – with Ungraven
3 Apr – Temple Of Boom, Leeds – with Voices
24 Apr – The Black Heart, London – with Voices 

Eastern European tour, August 2020
Mar 052020

Jake Schrock “Omnibus” LP (MR-085) $16

Medical brings you a great release a long time in the making. Dallas analog synthesist Jake Schrock has been very active in the Texas music scene for many years with prior releases for S U R V I V E’s Holodeck label as well as performing in //TENSE//. With a literal arsenal of vintage equipment, Jake forges a wonderful, almost 80s soundtrack vibe with deep emotive washes and playful and gentle classic drum machine patterns and beats. Seven unreleased tracks meticulously chosen from the Schrock archive crossing and blending multiple genres (wave, kosmiche, new age) all mastered by Martin Bowes. Original art by Telepath Design. Limited Edition.

Preorder HERE – Includes instant digital download of some of the tracks!

Alessandro Parisi “Ascensione Progressiva” 2LP (MR-086) $22

Medical is honored to support the frequencies and thoughts of Italian producer Alessandro Parisi as we embark on an exploratory voyage into the realms of (un)consciousness. Leave your burdens behind as he guides you through a visionary tour. Eight tracks of cerebral and dancefloor stimulation expanded over a deluxe double LP guaranteed to take you “there” and “back”. Emotive and propulsive storms amidst delicate symphonies await you. Lovers of unique and unclassifiable vibes of dark disco/soundtrack/trance/electrosynth should dive in. Beautiful full color gatefold double LP. Limited Edition.

Preorder HERE – Includes instant digital download of some of the tracks!


Mar 052020
‘In Search Of Tarkovsky’

Catalogue Number: CSR273CDStyle: Drone / Experimental
Format: CD in digipak
Out: 13th March 2020

Minóy (1951-2010), a major figure in DIY noise music, produced some of the most remarkably engrossing, beautiful and imaginative work-of-art albums released on cassette in the 1980’s. 

Created in 1986, “In Search Of Tarkovsky” is dedicated to the late Russian Director Andrei Tarkovsky(“Solaris”, “Stalker”, “Andrei Rublev” etc). A unique world of musical expression, with dense audio abstractions where the origin of any particular sound isn’t quite discernible. A form of labyrinthian, droning collage electronics, otherworldly and dreamlike, at times nightmarish, at times sad, but always bold and deeply affecting. 

Composed after the director’s death, it contains many trademarks of Minóy’s style: manipulation of shortwave radio, use of spring reverb to get those strangely echoing, claustrophobic environments, and then the howling vocals, piling-up and distorting. Minóy plainly mourns the director’s death but in such a unique way there is nothing to compare it to. Two long-form, elaborate pieces (just under 1 hour), essential to Minóy’s aesthetic of “cinema of the ear”. 

This is the first Minóy material ever to be reissued. Unavailable since the original cassette release, these tracks have been remastered from the original archive files and are presented for the first time on CD in a matt-laminate digipak.Track listing:

1. In Search Of Tarkovsky (29:45)
2. Memory Undefined (Dream As Truth) (28:34)

MINOY: facebook | blog wiki

Soundcloud: ‘In Search Of Tarkovsky (Playlist)  

Customer Purchase Link: Cold Spring Store / Bandcamp