Two new tracks from Canadas Korea Undok Group. Continent is a record about memory, time and identity, and marks the first non-reissue vinyl output from KUG. The title track, and a-side of the record, concerns memory and its disintegration over time. Throughout our lives, we encounter far too many people, places and things—so many that it will always be completely impossible to remember them all. Continent serves as a goodbye to these things, the moments weve lost into ourselves. Talula Sts vocal re-rendition of Cocteau Twins Garlands gently waves them away, maybe to be vaguely remembered for a second, until disappearing completely into a wash somewhere. The records b-side, On Alibi, takes a less-personal turn, instead considering the idea of sincerity acting as alibi in art. Supposing one is sincere in their intention, it can act as a defence in some way—the intention of one acting on what they believe to be true becomes the justification for what theyve done. Honesty as alibi. Perhaps some self-reflection after a rather personal turn during the first song. 7 respects standard Canadian language rule, with English & French sides, respectively. 200 copies. Mastered by Viktor Ottosson. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm." - Il Dischi Del Barone.
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.