My name is Mark Beer. I am an English artist - a musician/producer, I released various records on my own Waste Records and My China Records labels between 1978 and 1981 which were distibuted by Rough Trade Records (for whom I recorded the single Pretty) . Also, some solo and collaborative pieces were released in Belgium and Germany on singles, EPs and compilation albums . I have always thought of my work as art rather than entertainment . I make that distinction to emphasise my view that art is intended to nourish, whereas entertainment is intended to amuse - the difference between food and chewing gum . Over the years I have worked with many different live bands, and privately, as an experimenter. This cassette ( released by OSR ) is my first published work since 1986 , it comprises 2 new songs - Mosaic Man and All That We Hold Most Dear, and two from the early 1980s - Love Dances Warm and The Small Get By . In recent years , I have been continually writing and recording . The possibility of a complete reissue of my early work has been discussed lately , so it may see the light of day in the relatively near future. - OSR.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n
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.