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V/A - Lasting

A friend of mine who is in the business tells me that the stock of chrome\r\ncassettes should start to run out around the middle of this year as no one\r\nis producing them anymore. This is distressing in that not only will it\r\nlead to the sad demise of Pineapple Tapes, but also because I do all of my\r\nmusic with a stereo field cassette field recorder and a 4 track cassette\r\nmachine. I feel like Ive finally become really good at putting together\r\nmusic this way and now it will be obsolete. Just like me! Putting that\r\naside, I thought it would be great for Pineapple Tapes to go out with a\r\nbang and what better bang than an international compilation 90? So, I\r\ninvited some of my friends and associates and Lasting has emerged. I must\r\nsay that everyone sent excellent tracks and I did my best in sequencing the\r\nmaterial, keeping in mind the great From Brussels With Love tape. The\r\nartists are listed below. Salud Lasting!\r\nFoust!, Karla Borecky, Graham Lambkin, Emeralds, BRRR, Dead Girls Party, Tim Goss, Frans de Waard, Asmus Tietchens, Ian Middleton, Vikki Jackman, Weyes Bluhd, Matt Krefting, The Collection Of The Late Howell Bend, Andrew Chalk, Idea Fire Company. -Swill Radio\r\n

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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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