VAN DEN DOBBELSTEEN, JAN - Temporary Change of Scale of Museum Le Secet (Nr. 49)
2012 release. "...deals with the Museum Le Secret, which I believe is a portable museum, a scale model of a museum, which can be presented in another gallery space. Van den Dobbelsteen, also a visual artist, exhibited in that small museum, and released this record. Like the museum has a scale of 1:200 and 1:87, the music is made from making a similar scale model, I guess by slowing down sounds in a similar scale. Or maybe just silence slowed down, as both pieces last 4 minutes and 33 seconds. The 1:200 version is barely audible and just seems to have some vague sound happenings, the 1:87 model is a more electronic piece of microscopic events being played around. Music wise that is the more musical side of the two. Like much of Van den Dobbelsteens work this is a highly conceptual record; one that leaves more room for questions than it is prepared to give answers." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly. Edition of 100 copies.
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.