Blanga was originally released in 2005 on Lexicon Devil. Milwaukee space/psych-rock veterans F/i saw original member Richard Franecki (Vocokesh) return to the fold and the results are here to behold. With a string of highly-praised reissues from the band under Lexicons belts, ranging from the years 1983-1991, they figured it was high time to release some of their contemporary recordings. Also returning are Brian Wensing, Grant Richter with Rick Hake and John Frankovic. Most of all, Blanga (apparently an in-joke within the group and something to do with Amon Düül and Hawkwind) rips out some of the most awe-inspiring, trance-inducing and speaker-destroying psychedelic space-rock of the last 25 years. All the crucial pieces are in place: the metronomic drum beats, the Eno/Hawkwindesque synth swirls and, most of all, the overwhelming cloud of fuzzbox guitar distortion coating the proceedings. You get a mere 5 songs in 47 minutes; from the raga-drone of An Extremely Lovely Girl Dreams of Blanga" to the stunning blips n whirls of the keyboard/sitar track, "Blangas Love Song," right on through to the closer, "Grandfather Blanga and His Band Light It Up," a Flipper-y dirge with one foot on Earth, one on Mars." -Lexicon Devil
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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