Finally available, the long lost album River Of Return of the German krautrock legend Agitation Free. It was a reunion of the band after 25 years of abstinence with some original members. Already the first sounds show that the krautrock style still exists, but the music and the production is light years ahead, which is reflected in the very mature production. As on the early albums, the quartet consisting of Gustl Lütjens, Michael Günther, Lutz Ulbrich and Burghard Rausch offers a mixture of different styles. This time the mixture consists of rock, blues, jazz and meditative sounds. By the way, the album was produced by 'Potsch' Potschka, who was well known as a musician with the famous German Nina Hagen Band and Spliff. In addition to the eight tracks of the original album, the re-release of 'Keep On' and 'First Communication' gave the band 14 minutes of bonus material. 'Keep On' is a straight rock number, while 'First Communication' was recorded live in 1972. - Made in Germany.
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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