Maggot Brain

MAGGOT BRAIN #13 (Jun/Jul/Aug 2023)

"The cover story is a multi-part Prince feature with reprints of rare writings by the great writers Ann Powers, Michael A. Gonzales, and Greil Marcus. Plus, also too: Mary Lattimore -- the great LA-based harpist interviewed by RJ Smith. Audrey Golden's Thought I Heard You Speak book on the role of women in Factory Records is celebrated with an interview by Jessica Beard. Negativland -- amazing huge very very in-depth feature on the whole 'Helter Stupid' debacle -- strap on in for this one, by Cory Frye. Roussel + Duchamp, illustrated -- Philippe Lapierre delivers dozens of real and super-real vignettes of a posthumous relationship, with beautiful pointillistic drawings. Stewart Lee by Richard Gehr -- an awesome and dare-we-say-deep chat with the world's greatest living standup comedian. Katharina Kuhlenkampf drew this terrific comic strip about the delightful Go-Betweens song 'Lee Remick.' Emeralds -- Fred Thomas on the much-missed Ann Arbor-based drone explorers. High Risk Group by Tim Alborn -- the full, fascinating story of the excellent, obscure Boston based 1980s alt-rock group. Joshua Gamma -- Murat Cem Mengüç on the big show the artist curated which explores the relationship between Christian psychedelic aesthetics and American subcultures. Killer columns: A really sweet one by Lucy Sante (who we are so stoked has been in every issue thus far as she is our favorite contemporary nonfiction writer), return of the hip-hop column (Paula Perry this time), tape column, reissue column on the 1990s band Moss Icon by Fred Thomas, and Mimi Lipson's excellent advice column, the Korean pop psych great Kim Jung Mi -- and Dorothy Berry on being Black in experimental music spaces." - Maggot Brain.
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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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