"After 20-plus years navigating strange, inspiring trips across myriad underground psychedelic terrains with a host of fellow free folk, righteous musician/head Matt Valentine (MV&EE, Tower Recordings, etc) finally spills all possible beans in an unprecedented, career-summarizing, ridiculously footnoted interview by Byron Coley. You also get deep archival photo and a wander through some important MV listening experiences with your guide Dan Ireton, under a gorgeous cover painting of MV & EE at peace in the cosmic wild by Arik Roper. Delicious! Also in this issue: LA Record's Chris Ziegler encounters young Southern California psych-rock band Feeding People, fronted by the bewitching Jessie Jones; Stewart Voegtlin on what (or: who) made Melvins' 1992 beercrusher Lysol the most unlikely religious record ever built, with art by Stewart's Chips N Beer mag compatriot Beaver; Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling lay down a rap about this planet's aromatic aphrodisiacs, with art by Kira Mardives; a lengthy interview with the remarkable esoteric cartographer David Chaim Smith by Jay Babcock, with massive artworks from his forthcoming Fulgur book, Blazing Dew of Stars; Gabe Soria chats with author Austin Grossman about the basic weirdness of playing (and making) video games, with art by Ron Rege, Jr. Plus: page after page of all-new color comics; columns by the ever-provocative 'Weedeater' Nance Klehm and The Center for Tactial Magic; Byron Coley and Thurston Moore's essential underground review column, Bull Tongue, now expanded to two giant pages; and more stuff too hot to divulge here." Cover price: $5.00; Format: Broadsheet newspaper, 15" x 22.75", 24 pages in 3 sections.- Arthur
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.