/ MEDICINEMedicine was formed in Los Angeles in 1990 by guitarist/producer Brad Laner as a means for marrying raw experimental textures with classic psychedelic pop song craft. Considered by many to be the foremost American purveyors of what some called Shoegaze or Dreampop, Medicine were one of the few U.S. bands on Creation Records and highly unlikely residents of Rick Rubin’s American Recordings where they released three LPs and many EPs between 1992 and 1995. At the time, these records elicited confused head scratching from most and ecstatic devotion from some. Despite Medicine’s willful obscurity, they subversively reached mainstream consciousness via their appearance in the 1994 film (and its #1 soundtrack album), “The Crow”. Medicine imploded in 1995 and Brad Laner has gone on to release an ongoing series of solo LPs and guest appearances on albums such as the current M83 album , “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”, Brian Eno’s “Another Day On Earth” and Caribou’s “The Milk of Human Kindness” . 20 years on, these original two records by Medicine are still a bracing sonic slap in the face. Filled with surprises and strange detours, both beautifully melodic and harshly experimental, these reissues are lovingly presented with a complete set of vintage non-LP B-sides and many archival curiosities for those who wish to delve deeper.
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