Sunday, March 17, 2013

BRAD LANER-MICRO-AWAKENINGS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, RECORDED: 2004-2009, USA









Though never realized in its originally proposed incarnation as a double LP set earmarked for our old label Free Dope And Fucking In The Streets (the precursor to our current Puer Gravy imprint) for reasons to complicated to entail, this remarkable outing from trans-generational underground music icon and Mutant fixture Brad Laner (Medicine, Steaming Coils, Savage Republic, Electric Company and about 100 more since 1982) has now been green-lit to share with you in an awesome gesture of Mutant solidarity from Mr. Laner. 

Originally laid out in suite formation, these pieces have now been re-imagined as 61 inter-linked but free standing musical mosaic tiles, with Micro-Awakenings fragmented approach to the art of composition extending back to the de-centered and jarring acidhead disjunction of The Faust Tapes, one of Brad's key childhood influences. Fast forwarding through several decades that have taken him from the furthest flung fringes of L.A. Free Music Society freak culture marginalia to the epicenter of indie scene reverence via his legendary noise pop unit Medicine before venturing off into the hinterlands of left-field electronica, Micro-Awakenings utilizes this cellular song format to create something part kaleidoscopic tapestry and part Rube Goldberg contraption. A million thanks to Brad for offering up this treasure chest to share with you!

note: In order to get my initial posts up by the end of the week as promised, I've decided to hoist these first three files on my own dropbox account and then migrate them over to the FMA later, once the i's are dotted and the t's crossed in setting everything up with them.

Get it Here

18 comments:

Stere said...

Brad to be the first out the gate. Love it

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE What a great record !!!

DanP said...

a medicine fan here...much gratitude, a blast to see Mutant happening in its new incarnation!

Anonymous said...

Now this...THIS is just wonderful. And most unexpected. Thanks so much! - Cole

CAT said...

Big shout out to my 2 fav's MS and BL!! Thanks. Any chance the Steaming Coils stuff could go back up?
CAT

Josh Kohn said...

Great first out the gate. Love me some Brad Laner. Great music. Love hearing his progression. Have listened 5 times. HOURS of fun.

Stinky Jim said...

Choice! Will be playing this on the radio and all that. Points and prizes all round

Anonymous said...

Agreed, best Laner yet

TRÉ STAIR said...

This is honestly really good. I'm happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Very much looking forward to listening to this. Very fond of Brad's work.

All the best to the new mutant sounds. I've spent many hours here in the past.

Xhol Desert.

Jack said...

D O P E

Lovlnder said...

This is really killing me. Love the kids voices

Anonymous said...

You guys are LEGENDS! veltej

Mike Kofka said...

New fav record of the year.

Anonymous said...

Cheers!

Lisa loves underground music said...

Love this record!

Otis said...

much appreciated mutants

soldsar said...

Could you please post the colab with Brad laner and VDO again.
Thanks