Thursday, May 24, 2012

Medical Records LLC: Reviews + News

Tonight we have a new type of post, a bit out of the norm for this blog. We're still talking records here, so don't take off just yet.

I've recently had the pleasure of getting to know Troy of Medical Records LLC, if you're not already familiar with this label, you should definitely be keeping an eye out. This US label has already released a healthy foundation of re-issues and are, I feel, just getting started. For example, here's a list of releases coming out in the not too distant future:

  • MR-012 Gay Cat Park "Synthetic Woman" LP June 2012
  • MR-013 Drinking Electricity "Overload + Singles" double LP! August 2012
  • MR-014 Christof Glowalla "Erde 80 +" 10" EP October 2012
  • MR-015 Tony Carey "Explorer + Yellow Power" double LP! December 2012
  • MR-01? Mathematiques Modernes "Les Visiteurs Du Soir" LP TBA
  • Represses of MR-001 Deutsche Wertarbeit and MR-002 Alexander Robotnick TBA (black 180gm vinyl, no hand-numbering)
Troy was kind enough to mail me the two most recent releases, Dalek I and Axxess. A perfect taste of classic and the impossibly obscure. Medical certainly have cut no corners in production here, both releases feature beautiful sleeves and clean crisp sounding vinyl, just the feel you'd be looking for when picking up your long awaited re-issue. It came to my attention that Axxess (pressed to 1,000 copies) is close to selling out already! I suppose it's not that shocking when you consider what you're getting. Perhaps my favorite part of the Dalek I release is the included flexi-disc 7", a nice treat to an already great LP. Here are some sound clips from both releases -- highly recommended!


-Dalek I-

Completely great, I know. Well, in addition to these great releases and the already top notch line-up coming to us in the future, there's even more news. And it involves Crispy Nuggets. I have been in touch with a number of bands from this blog over the years, but never had the time or resources to talk realistically about releases. In partnering with Medical, these possibilities are now a becoming a reality. There are no solid details or dates to share yet, but 2013 will see the first band up Crispy's sleeve released via Medical Records, and trust me when I tell you this-- it's not one to miss! The details will unfold in due time, as Troy and I still need to hash out much of the plan, but we are both excited about it and I promise you will be too. Stay tuned, and grab up these Medical releases!

Now, as for posts, I've got a few synthy treats waiting in the wings, and they'll take flight very soon. Until then. Stay Crispy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

VHF - First Impressions / In Stereo (1981)

Here we have the last piece to the VHF puzzle; the first of which, an impossibly hard to find LP, was provided for us by none other than the great Frankie Teardrop. Get it here. This 7" preceded the LP by 1 year, and contains the LP title track, as well as an exclusive track on the b-side. Thankfully the b-side is pretty listenable, especially if you like classic new wave with a bit of powerpop flavor. Hoping to get some more posts up soon, so stay tuned. Enjoy!


A - First Impressions
B - In Stereo


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Well, not the kind of update you're looking for, I'm sure. But I needed to make this a while ago. I am aware of all the dead Mediafire links, and I apologize for that. Unfortunately I haven't had the time to go re-upload all of them. I will try to do it soon, little by little.

Once I find a hosting site I want to use, I'll put up a few more new posts, and I have an announcement to make as well. Stay Crispy.