"On the Cover, Meredith Monk: Over the last 60 years the New York composer, vocalist, film maker and choreographer has redefined the boundaries of live performance and vocal experimentation with her ambitious compositions and happenings. She talks to Emily Bick about a box set of her ECM recordings released to mark her 80th birthday, and her science fiction-influenced new touring program Memory Game. Inside the issue... Ocen James: The Kampala based acholi fiddle player has made waves in experimental dance music as part of the Nyege Nyege collective and now with a new record Saccades with UK electronic music producer Rian Treanor; Barbara Dane: The venerable US folk musician and activist has been trying to smash the capitalist system for more than half a century. She talks to Emily Pothast about her new book This Bell Still Rings: My Life Of Defiance And Song; Invisible Jukebox: aya The London based club music producer and Hyperdub label artist takes our mystery music test. Global Ear: The Kansai region of Japan has become home to a new wave of DJ experimentalists crafting new templates of hyperpop and queer club sounds. By Miranda Remington; Unlimited Editions: The Croatian label Fox & His Friends explores the Yugoslav history of the region rediscovering lost electronic and soundtrack pioneers. By Antonio Poscic; Unofficial Channels: The Bristol Germ; Epiphanies: The Raincoats' Gina Birch is empowered by a live encounter with The Slit; Plus full, page interviews with Mark Jenkin, Territorial Gobbing, Jacqueline Nova and Zaliva-D." - 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.