Thursday, 19 October 2017

Electronic Sound Magazine No 04

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.

https://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/laugh-clown-laugh-mr-025
https://electronicsound.co.uk/





Be sure to catch LCL live along with Sweet Machine and Stereo Kela in Frome on Saturday November 18th. Details on the poster below...
Tickets £3 also available from EVENTBRITE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electrofied2-tickets-38676715096

Somerset Standard Gig News...



Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Live in Hove

Supporting Sweet Machine and Invadr at the Brunswick in Hove on Sept 30th.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Electrofied. LIVE EVENT.

Check Out...

Invadr
Sweet Machine
and

Laugh Clown Laugh

at this 
live event in Hove on the 30th 0f Sept 2017

FREE ENTRY from 7.30pm

1-3 Holland Road
Hove
BN3 1JF


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Summer Fest at The New Crown Inn

LCL played at this great little festival yesterday. First live gig for 34 years.
We did a half hour set including a cover version of 'Top of the Pops' by the Rezillos.

Thanks to Foxy Music for inviting us.

Check out some video take outs here...  YouTube



https://www.facebook.com/FoxyMusicEvents/?ref=page_internal

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Close to the Noise Floor CANCELLED!!!

Event CANCELLED!!! Hopefully to be rescheduled for later in the year.

LCL have been asked to take part in this live event on 27th of May.
It's about 34 years since we last played live so it could be quite an event!
We're on early with a half hour slot taken from the original set which will include a few songs not on the album.



https://www.facebook.com/closetothenoisefloor

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Synesthesia shipping on 11th June 2015

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.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

"Hold tight... "




'Top of the Pops', originally a UK hit at no.17 for the Rezillos in 1978.

LCL recorded this in Dec.83
Very Silicon Teens! 

YOUTUBE

Monday, 3 February 2014

Special edition CD's

A small number of special edition promo CD's left over for sale here in a single card sleeve.
Only 100 made.

£7.99 plus postage and packaging via Paypal:

UK 93p (£8.92)
Europe £3.20 (£11.19) 
World £3.80 (£11.79)

Please select region from drop down menu

Price + Postage & Packaging via Paypal


Sunday, 19 January 2014

"I love this shit!"

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 on BANDCAMP


thanks a lot Si

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

strange sounds for freaky people



cool review of the BCM 4 compilation on

 

THE SUNDAY EXPERIENCE

 

"...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."

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Smoke and Mirrors!

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.














(DJ Pestle 07939 604455)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Radioland + + +

http://frome.fm/
… 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)

Hear Push here on 'For One Night Only', on Frome FM.
Visit pushblog.co.uk to read Push’s blog and pushstuff.co.uk
for some of his old music interviews and reviews.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sun Street








































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

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Igloo Magazine Album Review

"A chirpy, warm and undeniably British, sound immediately pours from the record"


"The album hums with that early energy of the analogue age..."



Saturday, 19 October 2013

Bedroom Cassette Masters 1980 - 89 Volume Four

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-detached council house upstairs bedroom recording studio. Lots of info about all the bands included.
check it out here on BANDCAMP


thanks a lot to Si of Carrillion

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Radio

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.


Scott Williams Therese

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Record review

"...they had the freshness of kids that play with something new and the will to express themselves"

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Electronic Sound Magazine



" ...it was like playing with ghosts of ourselves"


Push interviews both surviving members of LCL in this issue of Electronic Sound Magazine
(+ album review.)

(iPad only)


ESM facebook

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Record Review



Great review over here at...
aquarius records


" ...that track, "Feel So Young", is a killer, a fantastic slab of super catchy synthpop, all skittery programmed rhythms, squelchy synths, lilting melodies, and dreamily crooned vox... "

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Limited edition 180gram Transparent Orange Vinyl

Newly restored album now available to pre-order from bandcamp
thanks to our friends at Medical Records and Crispy Nuggets.



many thanks to Sylvia the cat

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Reel to Real

Quarter inch 2 track reel to reel backing tapes.
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.
SF

 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Rendezvous on the first floor...











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.
SF