Lajaville revisited: The Billy Boys music is for the visionaries, imagists, symbolists, outsiders and lowbrow. It will survive all the trends. Its in the world but out of this world. Somehow futuristic yet primitive. Lajas eerie and nervous mumble is like a horror version of the late Vince Taylor locked up in a psych ward. This ultra minimalistic electrobilly is backed with a static, almost stoic, beat and its rumbling through the concrete jungle in a shiny black speedoplane heading for tomorrow-land in a silver neon rain. Theres messed up Elvis in his smoking hot blue jumpsuit munching away double cheese burgers with RC Cola. Theres tough looking ladies in latex uniforms and spike heels breathing heavily through their gasmasks. Theres former Finnish President Kekkonen. Bald head gleaming and hes receiving crazy visions behind his big square glasses. Trains, cadillacs, speed. Fingers tapping the leather bound steering wheel. Rural landscape and icy rivers. Nightmares in heat. Homeros would be proud. Tears in the eye of a lonesome man. Future now. - Makke Luojus / 2010AD. Never released, mid-80s solo recordings from Laja Aijala of Finnish hardcore legends Terveet Kadet, as well as Bad Vugums Leo Bugariloves. Weird homemade Suicide/minimal rockabilly electronics. Already out of print with most copies being sold in Finland.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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