Jul 262013
 
Just hot on the heels of our last 2 releases, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the release our “Secret release” you may be hearing about.  This is a co-release with the mighty Light In The Attic Records (their Modern Classics imprint).  We are ecstatic to bring you the long overdue reissue of Seefeel “Quique” (MR-021).  The intricate details of this masterpiece are below for those of you who don’t know it.  It is a crucial must-have transitional record that bridges shoegaze, electronica, ambient, and many more.    Release date is August 27th, but I am taking preorders now.  This won’t be on the bandcamp page.  The pressing is 2000 copies and 1000 of them are randomly pressed on baby blue vinyl (this is a gatefold 2LP).  I have access to 200 blue copies, so that is the incentive to preorder from Medical while supplies last. After that, I will have the black copies of course.
Easiest way is to send paypal to troy@medical-records.org.
For single 2LP in USA – $20 + $4 shipping = $24
For single 2LP in Canada – $20 + $18 shipping = $38
For single 2LP to europe, south america, japan – $20 + $25 shipping = $45
For multiple copies or combined orders with backstock or distro items (see list below), please email me for totals.
Here are the details!
 
ARTIST: Seefeel
TITLE: Quique
LABEL: Modern Classics / Medical Records
FORMAT: 2xLP
UPC: 826853090612
RETAIL COST: $20.00
RELEASE DATE: 8.27.2013
* First time vinyl reissue
* 1,000 random copies pressed from first pressing (2,000) on blue wax
* Double-LP release housed in expanded gatefold tip-on jacket
* Liner notes by Dave Segal interviewing original band members
Medical Records in association with the Modern Classics imprint of Light In The Attic Records is marking the 20th anniversary of a unique record – Seefeel’s Quique. The London quartet’s debut album (pronounced ‘keek’) is a dreamy confluence of dub, abstract electronic music and minimalist composition techniques, and remains a touchstone record in the ambient and shoegaze movements.
Quique first oscillated into the world in July 1993 via UK label Too Pure, joining the dots between Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and Aphex Twin. Its most striking quality was its sheer sense of invention – and the fact it was instrumental except for wordless vocals from singer/guitarist Sarah Peacock, lying low in the mix and treated as another instrument.
The band emerged in London in 1992, releasing an EP, More Like Space, and finding a kindred spirit in fast-rising electronica star Aphex Twin. Before long, they were carving out an entirely new sound. “There was a sharp shift to wanting to do something definitive, because this is what I began to respect in others — a sense of striking out, of urgency,” says guitarist Mark Clifford in the extensive liner notes by Dave Segal accompanying this reissue. Being a debut album, it’s one that finds invention in economy. Quique’s unusual sound was not the result of an extravagant setup or a loaded, state-of-the-art studio, even if the guitars and vocals especially existed in a universe apart from everything else happening at the time. It was instead recorded in an attic studio in Camden, north London.

Seefeel left Too Pure for the more electronically-oriented Warp Records after Quique, and with the move assumed a more severe electronic approach. For its invention, its unique sound and the brevity with which its creators pursued it, Quiquerepresents a prized moment for fans of electronica. The album is notable not just for the artists and records that trailed in its wake, but for the effect it has on listeners too. Clifford once noted, “_Quique_ was used with autistic children – I have letters from people [in Liverpool] saying they’ve used it therapeutically with children… And I’ve had letters from people who’ve given birth toQuique.”

“We were not afraid of any possibilities,” says Seefeel bassist Daren Seymour in the liner notes. “And in fact, we enjoyed challenging the status quo as we saw it.”

Reissued on double vinyl in an expanded gatefold sleeve, now is the time to revisit this immersive record – or get lost in it for the first time.
TRACKLIST:
1. Climactic Phase #3
2. Polyfusion
3. Industrious
4. Imperial
5. Plainsong
6. Charlotte’s Mouth
7. Through You
8. Filter Dub
9. Signals
BACKSTOCK AVAILABLE : Most available at medicalrecords.bandcamp.com with free download
OGI “S/T”                                                                 MR-008       $16
Lou Champagne System “No Visible Means”                    MR-009        $16
Dalek I “Compass Kum’pas”                                         MR-010        $16
Christof Glowalla “Erde 80″ 10”                                    MR-014        $12 (1 left)
Disco Volante “No Motion” 7″                                       MR-015         $8
Tony Carey “Explorer and Yellow Power” 2LP                  MR-016        $20
Gina X Performance “Nice Mover”                                 MR-017        $18
Mathematiques Modernes “Les Visiteurs Du Soir”            MR-018        $18
Near Paris “S/T”                                                        MR-019        $18 (30 left)
I Signori Della Galassia “Iceman”                                 MR-020        $18 (20 left)
Die Gesunden “S/T”                                                   MR-022        $18
Body 11 “Youth”                                                        MR-023       $18
Intelligence City “Sleeping City” LP (Anna Logue)                        $21 (1 left)
Red Fetish “The Future is now in your hands” 7″ (Anna Logue)       $9  (2 left)
David Sinfield/League of Nations LP + 7″ (Anna Logue)                $24 (2 left)
Twins Natalia/Poeme Electronique 12″ (Anna Logue)                    $16 (3 left)
PA Tronic “Ute På Vift” LP (Anna Logue)                                     $21 (2 left)
Interaccion “Extension De Los Significados” LP (Domestica)          $22 (2 left)
Dark Like A Restaurant 10″ (Domestica)                                    $16 (1 left)
Kremlyn 10″ (Domestica)                                                        $17 (2 left)
1/2 Separate Ways 7″ (Domestica)                                            $11 (2 left)
Non Plus Ultra Vol 2 LP (Domestica)                                          $22 (2 left)
Gerhard Heinz “Library Music” LP (Private)                                 $22
Alex Cima “Cosmic Connection” LP (Private)                                $22
Michael Bundt “Neon” LP (Private)                                             $22
Schaltkreis Wasserman “Psychotron” LP (Private)                         $22
Upperseption “Cornicula” LP (Private)                                         $20
THANKS!!!
Troy Wadsworth