Prior to Medicine, he was involved in avant-improv bands such as Debt of Nature (at the age of 15), Steaming Coils (at the age of 18)--which also featured members of Los Angeles Free Music Society--and most notably the experimental tribal post-punk outfit Savage Republic, which, according to Pitchfork Media, foreshadowed many ideas later explored in the post-rock genre.Pitchfork Media, Joe Tangari (2010, 16 August). [http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14550-natural-selections/ "Brad Laner: Natural Selections album review".] Retrieved 09 September 2012.
He has also been active as a solo artist, recording under the moniker Electric Company as well as releasing two albums under his own name.
His work has been sampled by artists such as Brian Eno (Eno extensively sampled Electric Company's songs on several tracks from Another Day on Earth), and Caribou. He has collaborated with, among many others, M83 on its 2011 album ''Hurry Up, We're Dreaming''.
His notable fans include Kid606, with whom he also collaborated.