Combining both a fascination and repulsion for pop culture and its obsession with youth, the third issue was dedicated to the idea of the teenage rebel. K48 had been received as somewhat of a rebel on the art scene and this issue toyed with the idea of its own outsider status and the rise to fame and fortune offered by pop culture. Each issue would successively expand on topics and sources in a heterotopic fashion and the contributors list grew to innovators such as assume vivid astro focus, Emily Sundblad, Rachel Howe, Mike Paré, Tyson Reeder, Devendra Banhart, David West, Dearraindrop, Aïda Ruilova, PFFR, and Robert Melee. The issue reassessed idols from the 80s and 90s, as well as introducing teen idols of the future, often in a humorous and critical fashion. Includes CD and poster.
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.