Mid to late September brings 3 reissue LPs and one 7″! Preorders start now
We have 3 LPs and a 7″ available to ship mid to late September:
MR-030 ((PRESSURES)) / Roladex “Split”
MR-037 Rollerskate Skinny “Shoulder Voices” LP
MR-038 IKO “83” LP
MR-039 Null And Void “Happiness and Contempt b/w Montage Morte” 2 on 1 LP
Here are the descriptions/links/covers:
MR-030 ((PRESSURES)) / Roladex Split 7″ $8.50
Medical Records in close collaboration with Disko Obscura Records presents a special split 7” showcasing 1 new track each by ((PRESSURES)) and Roladex. ((PRESSURES)) hails from New Orleans, LA. They craft their unique futuristic icy tracks on a museum’s worth of analog synths and drum machines. This release follows their first LP on Disko Obscura entitled “Casting Shadows”. Their contribution “The Voices” is a propulsive and dripping with synth textures track featuring vocoded vocals. Roladex (a veteran of Medical Records already with their “Anthems For the Micro-Age” LP) hails from Seattle by way of Texas. Blending girl/boy vocals with catchy pop hooks drenched in a seductive melancholy, Roladex also uses a plethora of vintage gear. “Glass Statuette” is their new track for this 7” and features their signature sound with a bit of an evolution into Moroder-esque cascading arpeggios. Fans of both artists will surely want this in their collection. Features original artwork for the “double A side” on foldover insert style by both artwork that nicely complements the music contained therein. Pressed on high quality transparent yellow vinyl. Mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, UK. Limited Edition.
Buy here with instant download
MR-037 Rollerskate Skinny “Shoulder Voices” LP $18
Medical Records is very proud to present the long overdue reissue of “Shoulder Voices”, the seminal 1993 debut LP released by Rollerskate Skinny. Originally released on Placebo Records, (a subsidiary of Beggars Banquet), it has been long out of print and rare to find on vinyl format. Rollerskate Skinny, formed in Dublin by Ken Griffin, Jimi Shields, Ger Griffin and Stephen Murray in early 1992, released two 10” vinyl only EP’s, “Novice” and “Trophy”, prior to the release of Shoulder Voices. Novice was included in NME’s Top Ten New Band releases for 1992 while Trophy received Single of Week in the NME. The band’s name was taken from The Catcher In The Rye (“She’s quite skinny, like me, but nice skinny, roller-skate skinny.”). The album, co-produced by Guy Fixsen (Laika), received many accolades upon release including (CMJ Magazine Album of the Month). The band toured with many great bands of the time including Pavement, the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. Hard to characterize, Shoulder Voices is a true masterpiece, featuring elements of severely catchy pop, heavily distorted guitar and keyboard sounds, weird experimental passages and other unclassifiable styles. Over the years, and with revived interest in the early 90’s sound, this record is becoming increasingly popular with a new cult following, joining the legions of fans who were obsessed with it the first time round. The opening track “Miss Leader” is typical of the journey the record takes; it starts off with a jangly pop sensibility before a wall of guitars tears the sweet mood apart. “Violence To Violence”, one of the albums most striking tracks, explodes with jagged guitar hooks while alternating noisy and ethereal passages share space, evenly, with super catchy melodies and lyrics. This reissue will certainly appeal to fans of the experimental pop era that was the early 90s. Features a bonus insert containing interview with Jimi Shields and Rollerskate Skinny retrospective written by Sean Kirkpatrick. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight red vinyl.
Buy LP here. Sorry, due to licensing arrangement, instant download not available.
MR-038 IKO ’83 LP $18
Medical Records is beyond elated to finally present to the world the first official reintroduction and reissue of the iconic IKO “83” LP. This coveted album by minimal synth aficionados around the globe has been out of print and very rare since it’s original release in 1982. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, IKO has always been shrouded in mystery. All 3 members come from an academic background (electroacoustic composition, etc), and they met at the University of Montreal in the music department. Taking from their collective influences of 60’s pop, prog and minimalist composers as well as early industrial, they played in a few early bands before solidifying the all-synth incarnation of IKO in it’s definitive lineup. The LP was originally released on Manhattan Formula. Other than Rational Youth, the Montreal synth scene was small, and the band broke up not too long after it’s release. Over the years, it has slowly achieved cult status of the highest order and now fetches inflated collector’s prices on the open market. It even prompted an unauthorized bootleg LP a few years ago (of much inferior sound quality). The master for this very special reissue is transferred and EQ’ed from the master analog tapes. The opening track “Approach On Tokyo” sets the mood with it’s electro hooks and almost “Trans-Europe Express” synth parts. “Gonadotropic Synthesis” is an amazing slow and beautiful synthy melodic number which blurs the lines between love song and a lecture on hormonal interplay out of a medical textbook”. “Digital Delight” is a fast paced dance floor favorite with cyborg lyrics and catchy hooks. The LP contains one never before heard bonus track “Jungle City” which is a bit of a more ominous and dark track as compared to the other album tracks. This LP will appeal to the legions of people who have been patiently waiting for an official reissue as well as the un-initiated fans of classic synth pop, Kraftwerk, early Human League and the like. Features a bonus insert with interview and retrospective by Dave Segal. Additional remastering by Martin Bowes at the Cage, London. Presented on high-quality 180gram heavyweight half and half yellow and black vinyl.
Buy LP HERE. Sorry due to licensing arrangement, instant download not available.
BUT, the artist has allowed us to sell the digital version of the LP which contains many unheard bonus tracks!
Stream and purchase HERE
MR-037 Null And Void “Happiness and Contempt b/w Montage Morte” LP $18
Medical Records presents a very special double A side reissue of Fullerton, CA band Null And Void. Null And Void recorded 3 albums (1980’s “Happiness And Contempt”, 1982’s “Montage Morte” and a 3rd in 2012). Both of the 1980s LPs have relatively short playtimes, so we have decided to reissue both in their entirety on each side of this reissue. Hailing from a very diverse musical scene, Null And Void forged their own sound fusing elements of new wave, post-punk, cabaret and less characterized roots. Both of the LPs have gone long out of print and have become collectible with the resurgence and interest in post-punk and new wave. Different from the often colder synth and wave scene, Null And Void headed into a more punk sound with heavier overtones and quirky hooks. The opening track “All The Old Humans” displays poignant synth lines before the track takes off into a total rock anthem. “Un Sedatif Ce Soir” is a standout track on the 1st album with twists and turns chock full of smoldering synth lines, jerking rhythms, and other surprises. The 2nd album (or other “A” side if you will) “Montage Morte” displays the evolution of the band just 2 years later after the debut. A slightly different mood overall, it has a more DIY home recorded feel. The opener “Motorcycle Song” is very catchy and tends to keep the listener humming it their mind for days to come. “Japanese Forest” is a gorgeous simple number with atmospheric soundscapes coated in melancholy vocals and texture. This LP will appeal to fans of early post-punk / wave hybrids and other unclassifiable early 80s acts that defined this wonderful “scene”. Remastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage, London, UK. Contains bonus insert with multiple writings and reflections by band members, friends, and the like. Presented on high quality 180gram blue vinyl.
Buy LP HERE with free digital download.
Purchase Backstock here (see lower prices on selected items)
Lou Champagne System “No Visible Means” MR-009 $10
Dalek I “Compass Kum’pas” MR-010 $10
Christof Glowalla “Erde 80″ 10” MR-014 $11
Tony Carey “Explorer and Yellow Power” 2LP MR-016 $18
Gina X Performance “Nice Mover” MR-017 $18
Mathematiques Modernes “Les Visiteurs Du Soir” MR-018 $18
Body 11 “Youth” MR-023 $18
Laugh Clown Laugh “S/T” MR-025 $16
Play “Red Movies” MR-026 $16
Paul Nelson “Vortex” LP MR-024 $18
Illustration Sonore “Undisciplined Strips Of Emotions” MR-027 $18 (very low stock)
V/a Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 1 LP MR-028 $18
Aloa “S/T” LP MR-029 $18
Roladex “Anthems For The Micro Age” LP MR-030 $18
Alexander Robotnick “Ce N’Est Q’Un Début” 3rd pressing MR-002 $15
Gay Cat Park “Synthetic Woman” LP 2nd pressing MR-012 $15
Severed Heads “Since The Accident” LP MR-034 $18
Severed Heads “City Slab Horror” LP MR-035 $18
Kline Coma Xero “S/T” MR-036 $18
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