The recordings of Electric Company are the end result of indie-rock figurehead Brad Laner's relentless experimentation within a range of post-punk styles, from avant-garde rock to thrash to alternative pop to electronica. His work as Electric Company is nominally based within electronica, though it's more of a studio hybrid embracing guitar-rawk, drum'n'bass and noise. A long-time fan of experimental/improv artists from Beefheart to Throbbing Gristle to the Residents, Laner founded his first band Debt of Nature at the age of 14. The group recorded several tracks for New Alliance in 1982 and opened for Sonic Youth and the Swans in 1986 before Laner founded another group, Steaming Coils, which released three albums of their own. He also played with seminal Los Angeles trance-rockers Savage Republic before forming his most famous group, Medicine, in 1991.