""The Wire Tapper 53! -- attached to the cover of every copy of the August issue will be a CD of the latest in our ongoing series of underground music anthologies, featuring 16 new tracks by Beatriz Ferreyra, Max Eilbacher, Sheng Jie, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, Manongo Mujica & Terje Evenson, Tolouse Low Trax, McPhee/Rempis/Reid/Lopez/Nilssen-Love, and more. Meanwhile, in the magazine: Six-string theories -- An extended feature exploring the cosmos of fingerpicking guitar new and old, with outlaw counter-cultural storyteller Marisa Anderson profiled by fellow guitarist James Toth aka Wooden Wand, plus Robbie Basho, Sarah Louise, Glenn Jones on tuning, and much more. The Primer: DJ tools -- From beats 'n' breaks to locked grooves and sample libraries, Michaelangelo Matos provides a user's guide to the DJs' weapons of choice that have shaped club sounds of the last 40 years. Invisible Jukebox: John Edwards x Caroline Kraabel -- Two of London free music's most energetic improvisors test their reactions in our regular mystery record text."" - The Wire .
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.