From Steven Center Sent Tue, Mar 17th 1998, 01:14
At 05:03 PM 3/16/98 -0800, you wrote: >Artist: Electric Company >Title: ? (don't have it in front of me) >Label: Island > >Wow. I found this on my desk this morning when I went into work and was >immediately blown away. This is some raw like shiznit with bleeps, bloops, >jungle snippets, complete discontinuity, the whole shebang. Anyone know >who this guy is? What's the story? Electric Company is one Brad Lainer (sp?) of the L.A. based bliss-out band Amnesia. Electric Co. is his solo electronic side project, and yes, it is some raw phucked up stuff. Quite tasty if you are in to the dirty beat/dark ambient sort of thing. I have yet to hear the new cd, though, so i cannot comment on it. All i know is if you ever see the Amnesia double cd "Cherry Flovour Nite Time" for a reasonable price, you should pick it up. the first disc is a fairly straight ahead psych-drone-fuzz pop record, but the second is the Electric Company 'remix' of the album and is INCREDIBLE. Very dark & moody with disjointed beats and general overmodulated craziness. There is also a full length cd on american (the name of which i cannot remember...i seem to remember that it is an anagram of 'electric company') and a 10"/7" double pack of some live recordings that are generally noisy and scary. I know there is more I am not thinking of... BTW, Brad used to be in a little band called Medicine, too. To top it all off, he's one of the nicest fellas i've ever had the pleasure to meet. He used to come in to a record store i worked at and buy lots of crazy records. toodles, steve.