-¢‚Ǩ-ìGyoen Bedieningshendel-¢‚Ǩ¬ù (which translates miserably to something about a joystick) weaves the efforts-¢‚Ǩ¬¶ Kazumoto Endo (formerly Killer Bug) with those of a relative newcomer, Kazuma Kubota. Their particular odour of noise is segregated into brief little pockets of spastic noise, each punctuated by a momentary spell of silence. In a world of hour-long harsh noise walls, folks like Endo and Kubota (and the globule of sound artists with similar philosophies, incl. Cock E.S.P. & my dear faves The Gerogerigegege) provide necessary counterpoint. After all, an hour-long harsh noise wall exponentially loses its effect after minute number two, but when each snippet is ten seconds in length, there is no opportunity to acclimate. Instead, each harsh spike seems to explode out of the negative space with a desperate eagerness to disrupt the peace, as if to say, -¢‚Ǩ-ìFuck you, fuck your fat face, and fuck your stupid herbal tea. This heres Endo and Kubota territory.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù Needless to say, the record is sublime.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Dead Mind.
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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