BLANK REALM have been setting hearts aflutter in Brisbane and beyond (including, most recently, the United States) for the better part of the last decade. Over two LPs and a gaggle of small run CDR and tape releases, this rabid family unit have blurred the lines between spoiled Krautrock, FM channel-surfing and psychedelic shrubbery. Their first release on NGL is also the first in a series of Negative Guest List Jukebox Singles, where artists are invited to take a song that has been pre-written by another and attempt to transcend the meaning of the word cover", the only guidelines being that it should be fit to cut at 45RPMs. Here, the SPENCERS (and a WALSH!) add a blazed psychedandy vibe to Alex Chiltons orgiastic "Hey! Little Child," taken from his classic Like Flies On Sherbert LP. If this is your first taste of Blank Realm it will surely only leave you wanting more, and for the old fans here is your chance to be satiated in hearing the only tune this band has covered on stage immortalized to wax. Get a gobfull." -Negative Guest List
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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