The Internal Tulips return with ‘Mellotorn Offline’
12.03.2012
05:33 pm

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The Internal Tulips


 
Former Dangerous Minds contributor Brad Laner, who has made music variously as Medicine, The Electric Company and under his own name, is returning as part of The Internal Tulips, his Talk Talk-esque side project with Alex Graham (Lexaunculpt).

The electro-acoustic duo’s latest album, Mellotorn Offline, can be sampled here and purchased for $5 at their Bandcamp page.
 

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New Brad Laner mix for the Bad Vibes blog
01.20.2012
08:09 am

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Brad Laner - Bad Vibes Mix January 2012 by Brad Laner on Mixcloud

Set list:

01: Devo - “Mechanical Man”
02: Venetian Snares - “Boarded Up Swan Entrance”
03: Serena-Maneesh - “Ayisha Abyss” (Lindstrom Remix)
04: Jason Forrest - “New Religion”  (Brad Laner Remix)
05: Third Eye Foundation - “Universal Cooler”
06: Space Needle - “The Sun Doesn’t Love Me Anymore”
07: Verbena - “Silver Queen”
08: Joe Potts - “Airway”
09: The Photon Band - “Superstard”
10: Nudge - “Blue ScreenBuy”
11: Jessamine - “I’M Not Afraid Of Electricity”
12: Totalrod2 - “Whisper 70”

 

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Heavy new Brad Laner mix from Captured Tracks
11.29.2011
12:33 pm

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That’s a young Brad Laner in the photo above lurking out back in the day alongside a totally ZZ Top’d out Rick Rubin and Thee Revered Al Sharpton!
 
Howdy strangers ! Here’s a new mix I did for the fabulous Captured Tracks label out of Brooklyn with whom, I’m pleased to report, I’ll be releasing super-fancy expanded re-issues of my old band Medicine’s original LPs next spring.
 
Francisco – Cosmic Beam Experience / Hey Mister Sun
Tangerine Dream – Ultima Thule
The Cramps – Sunglasses After Dark
Savage Republic – Procession
Aphex Twin – Perc #6
The Larks – It’s Unbelievable
Robert Wyatt (with Brian Eno and David Gilmour) – Forest
Louis – Romance For You
Silberbart – Brain Brain
An Autumn For Crippled Children – Cold Spring
GentleWhispering – Mirror/Hand
 

 Mix #1: Brad Laner of Medicine by Captured Tracks FB 
 
Special bonus video : A deer-in-the-headlights MTV 120 Minutes interview with Beth Thompson and myself and super cheap video for our 1993 single “Never Click.”
 

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Laner and Metzger in ‘What’s In My Bag?’

The fine folks at Amoeba Records—the best record store in the world (and that includes Tokyo) invited Brad Laner and Richard Metzger to come down to the store to spend $100 on camera.

What will these two arch music snobs reach for? Find out in this latest installment of the Amoeba Records web-series “What’s In My Bag?” Special thanks to Xeni Jardin!
 

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The Network Awesome Live Music Show curated by Brad Laner
07.14.2011
10:50 am

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Here’s a bunch of clips of amazing people doing exceptional things in front of other very lucky people which I curated for our pals at Network Awesome, many of which have turned up in previous blog posts here on Dangerous Minds. Probably the first of many to come ! Special thanks to Shannon Fields, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Dave Madden and Eddie Ruscha.
 
Hamlet Gonashvili - Gogov Shavtvalav

Cutty Ranks - Sleng Teng Riddim

George Harrison - Wah-Wah

Rimpa Siva - Tabla Solo Calcutta 1997 Part 6

John Cage - Excerpt from “Good Morning Mr. Orwell”

Wolfgang Dauner & Et Cetera - Raga

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Dino’s Song

Judee Sill -The Kiss

Yes - And You And I

Nara Leão - Camisa Amarela

Tim Buckley - I Woke Up

The Carpenters - Ticket To Ride

Turkmenian shredding

Tony Oxley - Combination

Derdiyoklar Ikilisi - 1984 Show
 

 
Originally posted on 03/30/11

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Dangerous Minds Radio Hour Episode 23: Lounging with Laner
05.29.2011
07:54 pm

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The Dangerous MInds Radio Hour turns 23 and spends some quality time doing The Hoochy Coo with resident host, yours truly. Some exclusive things and sonic shout outs to my favorite music gurus who truly keep me in a state of constant amazement. There really is an endless amount of great music to discover if you want it. Nice to know !
 
George Harrison -  Red Lady Too
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Bend It !
Leverage Models - Idiot Grace (Spangling Pins Of…)
Lifetones -  A Good Side
Dick Hyman on the Moog synthesizer - Strobo
The Fatimas - The Hoochy Coo
Monitor - Drab
Miles Davis Quintet w/ Bob Dorough - Nothing Like You
The Portable Flower Factory - Across The Universe
Lindisfarne - Clear White Light
Yes - Sweet Dreams
Beach Boys - All I Wanna Do
Dion - He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
Everly Brothers - Lucille
Pink Reason *- Sixteen Years
Vetiver - To Baby
Terry Riley w/ La Monte Young - Concert For Two Pianos and Tape Recorders
Dean Elliot - Shutter Bugged Cat
* Pink Reason are from Wisconsin, not Ohio as i mistakenly state in the show, sorry !
 

 
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bonus clip: Yes on French TV, early 1970

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Rock is dead but you can still buy my record
05.10.2011
09:38 am

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Joensuu 1685
Feelin' Stronger


 
Today is the U.S. release date of my split 12” with the Finnish band Joensuu 1685 which was released for European record store day last month and has already sold out there. My lovely American label Hometapes snatched up a limited number of copies and you can buy one here. This record contains my cover of the Chicago classic Feelin’ Stronger Every Day which is a tune I’ve been obsessed with since I was a kid and it was ubiquitous on AM radio. Nobody seems to believe me that it’s kind of a dark, passive-aggressive song and not the up, feel good number the title would imply. Regardless, I think I got it out of system with my quasi indie-rock version of this dad-rock classic. Have a listen:
 

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Reminder: Brad Laner guest DJ set at Footsies in Los Angeles tonight
04.11.2011
09:49 am

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Los Angeles DM readers ! Come on out tonight for lovely records and adult beverages.

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Brad Laner guest DJ set with Bell Gardens next Monday night
04.06.2011
04:37 pm

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Hey there Los Angeles DM readers ! My good friends in the band Bell Gardens have conspired to get me to leave my comfy valley hovel next Monday night and come play some records with them at their ongoing residency at a joint called Footsies. Come have a drinky and listen to some cool old school noise rock dudes, Kennneth James Gibson (Furry Things and tons of techno projects), Brian McBride (Stars of the Lid) and I, your humble blogger play a bunch of wonderful records. Below are a few of my solo Dangerous Minds Radio Hour episodes to give you an idea of my kinda randomness.
 
Dangerous Minds Radio Hour Episode 17

 
Dangerous Minds Radio Hour Episode 14

 
Dangerous Minds Radio Hour Episode 9

 

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Stream the new Brad Laner / Joensuu 1685 split 12”
03.14.2011
10:09 am

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Courtesy of the brand new Splendour label out of Oslo, Norway comes this new split 12” available now for free streaming or purchasing via iTunes. The limited vinyl edition arrives next month at your favorite emporium.

  

New Brad Laner interview for your perusal
03.12.2011
10:48 am

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For those who may be interested, a long and absurdly kind article and fairly in-depth interview with yours truly along with a ton of videos has just gone up at When The Sun Hits.
 

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Dangerous Minds Radio Hour Episode 17: Laner Lunacy
03.07.2011
08:53 am

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It’s the Dangerous Minds Radio Hour episode 17 with your returning champion, Brad Laner. A quick glance at the playlist will reveal a raucous incursion into many beloved realms of psychedelic feedback and caustic, cheap synths. These are a few of my favorite things…

01. Amon Duul II - Archangel’s Thunderbird
02. Dr. John - Stealin’
03. Game Theory - Dripping With Looks
04. Tuxedomoon - 19th Nervous Breakdown
05. Crawling Chaos - Left Hand Path
06. The Byrds - The Christian Life (Gram Parsons lead vocal version)
07. The Electric Prunes - Long Day’s Flight
08. The Beautiful Daze - City Jungle Pt. 2
09. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Calvary
10. 13th Floor Elevators - I’ve Got Levitation
11. The Groundhogs - Cherry Red
12. Whitehouse - Avisodomy
13. Further Instructions
 

 
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Video bonus: Members of The Beautiful Daze mascarading as the grooviest fake band in history, The Sacred Cows as previously blogged about by Marc Campbell here :

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The Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume
02.08.2011
08:13 am

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The Caribbean are not only the owners of one of the most arbitrary and google-proof band names in existence but are also one of the flagship bands on the fabulous label which I call, er, home: Hometapes out of lovely Portland, Oregon. Their new CD, Discontinued Perfume, a stunning batch of thoroughly adept experimental pop songs with startlingly conversational lyrics (best song title ever: Thank You for Talking To Me About Israel), is released on February 22nd and available for pre-order today. But wait, there’s more ! Here is a song entitled Outskirts from said album featuring your not-so-humble bloggist pitching in harmony vocals, tinkly piano and a possibly wildly inappropriate guitar solo. Like a nosy neighbor stepping into a conversation he doesn’t quite understand, in The Caribbean’s world where disparate elements make for striking art it actually works. Have a listen.
 

 
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Pre-order The Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume today, won’t you ?
 
previously on DM : The Caribbean’s Michael Kentoff on The Dream Songs of TV John

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Dangerous Minds Radio Hour Episode 14: Laner at the controls

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What is the through-line in this batch of tunes I’ve selected to present to you, the discerning Dangerous Minds consumer? Perhaps it’s what Brian Eno refers to as idiot glee. At least that’s the emotional state that these songs tend to evoke in yours truly. That is until the last few tracks when my stock-in-trade taste for melancholic melody and downer sentiment kicks in. Whatever, hope you enjoy being inside my head for an hour. It’s a weird place to be.
 
Don Van Vliet - What Are We Gonna Do With You ?
Wild Kingdom - Roma-Destiny
Shoukichi Kina - Haisai Ojisan
Rick Grossman - Mellow Heaven Clout
Bobby Brown - Hawaii Nei I’ll Miss You
Lila Downs - Pinotepa
Albert Ayler & Don Cherry - Ghosts
Aksak Maboul - A Modern Lesson
Can - Turtles Have Short Legs (original 7” version)
Vogel - Flaschenzug
Eno (with The Winkies) - Totalled (I’ll Come Running)
The Van Dyke Parks - Do Want You Wanta
T2 - J.L.T.
Toru Takemitsu - Sky, Horse and Death
Nick Lowe - Endless Sleep
 

 
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Serious video bonus: The internet debut of the only video footage of the band Wild Kingdom that I know of from my personal collection of New Wave Theatre episodes. I’m truly hoping a member or two of this band will turn up and tell me where the other recordings are (or at least what the incredible drummer ended up doing!)
 

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I’ll Be Hometapes For Christmas (free digital LP)
12.21.2010
11:42 am

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Enjoy a free digital LP of holiday related songs from the ultra-fine label that releases me choons. Mine’s the third one in, a song of conflicted ambivalence. Hope ya dig it. Happy Frank Zappa’s birthday, everyone !
 

 
Direct Bandcamp link: I’ll be Hometapes For Christmas

 

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