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15 Years Of Fuzz And Folkol

    Cardinal Fuzz present - The Janitors and ‘15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl’ - a celebration of Sweden's finest purveyors of Throbbing Fuzz and Feedback.

    15 years ago a night of heavy drinking resulted in the formation of The Janitors - a creative project that has been the center of founder member Jonas and Henrik’s lives ever since. Over that time 5 drummers, 8 percussionists and 3 bass players have passed through The Janitors grinder. They have released 3 full length albums, 5 e.ps and a bunch of singles, as well as sharing stages with many great bands and have got to travel the world.

    Gathered on ‘15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl’ are a collection of songs and sounds that reflect the different phases of The Janitors development, ranging from full on Fuzz and Feedback to Gospel Choirs and back to the dark menacing head swirling throb that The Janitors have made their own sound. The Janitors cherry picked 23 songs (all included on the digital download) that have never been released on any of their many LPs/EPs or singles. The Janitors then did battle with Dave (Cardinal Fuzz) and Mike (Little Cloud Records) in nailing down these 9 tracks that ended up on the vinyl edition of ‘15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl’. Afterwards we all dusted ourselves down and wondered how these tracks had ever fallen through the cracks - It may just become your favourite Janitors release so far.

    15 years of Fuzz and Folköl is pressed on solid yellow vinyl and comes with a digital download link with an extra 80 minutes of music (14 extra tracks).
    *Footnote Folköl is a very Swedish thing. You can’t buy proper beer in the stores, only low alcohol versions and these are called folköl or “people’s beer”. That beer has fuelled most of the tunes here.*

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Solid yellow coloured vinyl.

    The Janitors

    Fuzz Club Session

      Conjuring heavy drones and sinister garage-psych freak-outs, Stockholm outfit The Janitors have been a formidable presence on the European underground since they formed way back in 2004. Channelling the free-wheeling spirit of Hawkwind with equal smatterings of Sabbath and Spacemen 3, the band are masters of taking hold of a gnarly fuzzed-out groove and beating it within an inch of its life. Probably not for the faint of heart, their druggy wig-outs are totally relentless and unforgiving. For the uninitiated, perhaps we should turn to the late Hunter S. Thompson who famously wrote: “Buy the ticket, take the ride… and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well… maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”

      Those words serve as a perfectly apt instruction manual – or warning, perhaps – for entering The Janitors nightmarish world and the ticket, in this instance, happens to be the band’s forthcoming Fuzz Club Session LP. While in the UK for a small run of shows in September 2018 we decided to drag the band down to Love Buzz Productions in South London in order to commit their unholy, eardrum-rattling live show to wax as part of a Fuzz Club Session. Clocking in at four-tracks – two from 2013s Drone Head LP, one from their latest full-length Horn ur Marken and another cut from their 2014 EP Evil Doings Of An Evil Kind – the session sees The Janitors’ malevolent, hedonistic swagger at its best, the live recording showing the band well and truly in their element. 


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