"Kizza Ping formed in Linköping 1980 from the ashes of local punk bands such as Spy, RAS, ÅOBF and Zpamhead. Much in line with the current strains of Ny Våg/postpunk happenings around the country in the early 80's, the six members of Kizza Ping went for more a pop-oriented sound though still being somewhat firmly rooted in their DIY punk past. Influences came from acts like New Order and Reeperbahn, but the band added their own touch to the sound, especially thanks to the harmonizing duo-singing from vocalists Annette and Helene. In the autumn of 1981 the band recorded 'Männen' and 'Lär I Tid' which ended up on Kizza Ping's only release, a 7" pressed in 600 copies on the local label Dåvhjort Records. The 7" received great reviews and the band did several out-of-town shows in cities like Göteborg, Gävle and Västerås. All band activities came to a grinding halt in 1982 and no one seems to remember why. Before disbanding, the band entered the studio Bosse Sound for a final session. Först River Man Allt includes the Dåvhjort 7" as well as 7 previously unreleased tracks, everything non-chronologicaly and carefully sequenzed to work as a proper album. The final result is a varied yet cohesive slab of Swedish underground music/outsider art with rough, half-raging kicking against the pricks anthems like 'Liten' and 'Svikers' that reeks of communal youth recreation center boredom and more polished, late-era concrete jungle jewels like 'Tackar Och Tar Emot' and 'Den Nya' that you can't believe that a pack of 17-19 year olds from Linköping in Östergötland were responsible of. Pressed in 300 copies in a matte sleeve with printed insert including photos, gig list and liner notes by Peter Kagerland." - Fördämning Arkiv.
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.