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Capsule Losing Contact

San Jose’s sonic cure-all for the Y2K hangover that never materialized, Duster emerged from a cloud of lonely bong rips to take indie rock to the moon, and beyond. Scotch-taped guitars toggle between a chorus of brittle winter trees and a blanket of distorted fuzz. The low rumble of a cardboard box being kicked in a dead mall keeps pace in the background, as muffled, sung-spoken vocals ponder the great mysteries of modern mundanity. Three years of home recording accidents and blown-out 2AM studio experiments are spread across four LPs or three CDs, gathering the short-lived trio’s Stratosphere and Contemporary Movement albums, 1975 EP, singles, demos, and other miscellaneous debris into one escape pod, now free to drift in the endless void of space.

Mastered from a mix of crusty cassettes, decaying DATs, and warbly analog tape, Capsule Losing Contact is housed in a rusted slipcase with all four albums secured in heavy weight tip-on jackets. An accompanying lyric book guides the listener through Duster’s lo-fi worldview, adorned with the last gasps of an expired golden age as captured on Polaroid and disposable Kodak cameras.

Track List

  1. Duster Moon Age
  2. Duster Heading For The Door
  3. Duster Gold Dust
  4. Duster Topical Solution
  5. Duster Docking The Pod
  6. Duster The Landing
  7. Duster Echo, Bravo
  8. Duster Constellations
  9. Duster The Queen Of Hearts
  10. Duster Two Way Radio
  11. Duster Inside Out
  12. Duster Stratosphere
  13. Duster Reed To Hillsborough
  14. Duster Shadows Of Planes
  15. Duster Earth Moon Transit
  16. Duster The Twins/Romantica
  17. Duster Sideria
  18. Duster Get The Dutch
  19. Duster Operations
  20. Duster Diamond
  21. Duster Me And The Birds
  22. Duster Travelogue
  23. Duster The Phantom Facing Me
  24. Duster Cooking
  25. Duster Unrecovery
  26. Duster The Breakup Suite
  27. Duster Everything You See (Is Your Own)
  28. Duster Now It’s Coming Back
  29. Duster Auto-Mobile
  30. Duster Orbitron
  31. Duster Fuzz And Timbre
  32. Duster My Friends Are Cosmonauts
  33. Duster Closer To The Speed Of Sound
  34. Duster Stars Will Fall
  35. Duster Four Hours
  36. Duster Light Years
  37. Duster Capsule Losing Contact
  38. Duster East Reed
  39. Duster And Things Are Mostly Ghosts (Version Over Dose Mix)
  40. Duster Irato
  41. Duster Memphis Sophisticate
  42. Duster The Motion Picture
  43. Duster And Things (Are Mostly Ghosts)
  44. Duster August Relativity
  45. Duster Want No Light To Shine
  46. Duster Haunt My Sleep [Previously Unissued]
  47. Duster Peyote [Previously Unissued]
  48. Duster Something That I Need [Previously Unissued]
  49. Duster What You're Doing To Me [Previously Unissued]
  50. Duster Faint [Previously Unissued]
  51. Duster The Hours [Previously Unissued]