It's four years now since the release of the album, and at the time there was an interview put out in October 2013, issue no 04 of a new magazine dedicated to electronic music called Electronic Sound. The magazine was only available via the app store at the time but can now by purchased as a beautiful glossy hard copy magazine, currently at issue no 34. We're not quite sure why the article was titled Merry Pranksters, I assure you there was no pranking involved although plenty of merry making! This article is up for the first time here outside of the magazine.
The Album is still available on vinyl from Medical Records
and on CD from this website or direct.
New Double Compilation album from Medical Records with Feel so Young by LCL at track no.10. This is the second time in 31 years that this song has appeared on a vinyl compilation. The album celebrates 5 years of Medical Records and is their 50th album to date.
Bedroom Cassette Masters 1980-89 Volume 5 Another massive volume of brilliant lost music featuring Aquarium by Laugh Clown Laugh at track four and also including a 70 page booklet with loads of information and interviews... check it out here onBANDCAMP
"...an absolute colossal must have set if that is your listening loves extend to stuff emerging out of the weird imprint or if you happen to be sonically time locked into the 80’s DIY synth pop scene."
Thanks to everyone who made it to the album launch party on Saturday night, what a fantastic night in a great venue!
Thanks to Will for providing the speaker system and DJ Pestle for seaming together an excellent set of early eighties New Wave, Disco and Electronic records. After an early start at 7 we managed to wrap it up by about 12.30 ish.
… radio show late night Sunday talking to Push about the making of the album and other band stuff along with some music from the time and some tracks from the album. (This is no longer available to listen again but the radio station will dig it out from the archive if requested so I'm told)
We're having a party for friends to celebrate the New Album release on Medical Records. If you're in the area on the night, you like the music and you'd like an invite, please get in touch. You can contact me at the following email if you need to… laughingclown1982 at gmail dot com
Aside from the new album, LCL also have a track on this excellent new compilation album just out containing tons of stuff evoking a dystopian future as seen from a 1980's semi-detachedcouncil house upstairs bedroom recording studio. Lots of info about all the bands included. check it out here on BANDCAMP
LCL have been getting some airplay over at WFMU. Different tracks from the album on at least four different shows. When you can hear that crackle of vinyl accross the air waves you know it's the real thing. This is the first LCL radio play to the best of our knowledge.
These old tapes had been sat in a cardboard box and shunted from house to house for the last thirty years ending up in Dominic's garage before we had them baked and digitised at Great Bear Studios in Bristol last August 2012. We hadn't realised that magnetic tape deteriorates and begins to chemically break down. Adrian at Great Bear did a fantastic job of restoring and digitising these tapes for us which contained backing material for 17 songs.
One inch 8 track recording of Feel so Young.
Similarly our 8 track recording that we made at Rendezvous studio in 1983 was baked and digitised for us in November at FX studio in London. This was great for re-mastering as our original master tape was kept by the record company who produced Abstract and we only had one copy of this song on cassette.
We have since Christmas been restoring the music on these tapes to its original clarity, replacing missing parts and giving it the treatment we thought it deserved after so much neglect.
With the help of engineer Will Angeloro who has re-mixed the music with us and mastered it to a level we hadn't thought possible.
This is Rendezvous Studio on the first floor where we recorded 'Feel So Young' on the 1st of September 1983. We had real problems as we'd hired their Linndrum which would not send a gate signal to our MS20 so the engineer spent a long time figuring out a patch that would make this happen. I also had to learn how to program it and load in the sequences manually before we could start recording. We had hoped to do three songs that day but ended up with only doing one.
These are examples of the home made pattern sheets I'd made up, with the aid of lettraset, a ruler and a photocopier, to record all the sequences from the TR606. These included trigger notation for the Pro One and MS20. The sheets proved invaluable as we tended to use the whole capacity of the 606 for every song.