Warm swathes of keyboard and guitar. Household electronics. Patch chords yanked from live amps. Room event. Silences. It's all pulled off with the casual inevitability of a dull joke, that is to say, Vitrine is nothing but proud to announce the label-debut of Japanese sound artist 010001111000.
lmof leapfrogs back in time past the 2000s and 90s to a lily pad of cracked sound shared by Dome, Richard H. Kirk's Disposable Half Truths cs, and the more far-flung reaches of the Ylem canon. Perhaps one can hear Semool entirely separated from its umbilical chord of Black Sabbath and acid rock, left to find its way amidst the burn of cheap box amps and answering machines.
There's no orthodoxy to the sound, as it touches upon the most adventurous of post-punk and abstract Industrial, steering clear of the tropes and traps of genre. EVPs for a secular transcript. Volume variations and interference provide vibrant color to both alienation and unbridled creativity. Pastels on line paper. Computations which don't add up. 010001111000 closes the circle begun by Safe House on VT03, but then erases it from the page. An exciting new voice in uncommon sound. A mind forever voyaging to the social debris beyond climate. More sound from Vitrine. Limited to 100 copies.
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.
++ EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS GET FREE MEDIA POSTAGE ON ORDERS OF $100 AND UP THROUGH JUNE 23++