"Vinilisssimo present a reissue of Pan & Regaliz's self-titled album, originally released in 1971. This is the album any record collector would have at the top of his wants list when visiting Spain. No matter if you are into prog rock, psychedelia, leftfield jazz, kraut or just looking for interesting breaks and beats, this is the record you will need. But let's face it, there are little chances of coming across an original copy of Pan & Regaliz's only album; groundbreaking quality music did not sell well in early '70s Spain. Despite the late release date (1971), the album is often compared with the early Jethro Tull recordings and their distinctive flute work and experimental blues rock sound, but there is much more to it. One of the opening tracks, "Waiting In The Monsters Garden", shows a strong psychedelic edge spiced with Eastern percussions and trippy vocals that anticipate the hazy wandering atmosphere of the entire LP (the superb "I Can Fly" could easily be confused with a West Coast acid jam and would definitely appeal to fans of The Doors). "Today It Is Raining", the longest cut on the record, is one of the most unique passages on the album and features an amazing hypnotic rhythm background that is almost crying for someone to rap on top, no wonder it was sampled by hip hop producer Madlib after hyping it as one of his favorite psych records. Unfortunately the story of Pan & Regaliz did not last long and shortly after the release of their only album on Ekipo/Dimension the band broke up, merely one year after their very first single (signed as Agua de Regaliz) saw the light. Some of the members would join other bands from Barcelona like Evolution or Jarka while the remaining ones would struggle keeping the band active for one more year. Presented in facsimile gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180 gram vinyl." -Vinilisssimo.
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.