JOSHUA JUGBAND 5 - Damascus Doldrum

JOSHUA JUGBAND 5 was the name used by Swedish musician JAKOB OLAUSSON (see releases on DESTIJL) for two limited-edition CDRs a few years back. In 2002, the self-titled JJ5 debut was released by my label Slippy Town. Recorded at home on 4-track, Jakob used guitar and percussion to make 30 minutes of pure grade-L" instrumental psych-out, low-key wall-rumblin groove, and heavy livin-room glow. The disc contained four untitled jam-gems. The JJ5 follow-up, Damascus Doldrum, was released by Ramadan in 2003. This one has three more untitled tracks clocking in at just over 30 minutes. Again, its filled with great psych guitar distortion, dirty drone n bellow, caveman drums, and unknown tongues. If you dig the Godz, the Screamin Mee-Mees, Silver Apples, the Twinkeyz, Mike Rep & The Quotas, Hawkwind, Amon Duul, etc.-heres some MORE, but without all the words to get in the way of your wander. And now, thanks to the good folk at Gulcher, you can get these two long-gone goodies on a silver disc thatll last longer than them dainty little CDRs."- Eddie Flowers.

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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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