"Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Bomis Prendin's Clear Memory, originally released in 1984. Formed in 1978, Bomis Prendin is a collective of experimental "noisicians" from Washington DC, pioneers within the DIY, Industrial, cassette culture, and experimental electronics scene. Using cassette recorders, mutated musical toys, electric guitars, bass, rewired circuitry, analog pedal effects, and cheap keyboards, they recorded and released in the late '70s a couple of astounding flexi-discs (Test and Phantom Limb) which led to them being included on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Clear Memory was originally released in 1984 only on cassette (50 copies) and it's an incredible example of DIY mutant psychedelic pop and homemade electronic weirdness which sounds years ahead of its time. "Clear Memoryreveals a wonderland of sense-expanding psychedelic potentiality lurking below the surface." --Mutant Sounds "Their music features an incredible variety of sounds, images and structures that places it somewhere between slightly mutated rock and roll and pure experimental composition." --Gary Indiana (Modern World) RIYL: Residents, Chrome, Cabaret Voltaire, Faust, Throbbing Gristle, Cluster, Olivia Tremor Control... Master tape sound. Four-page insert with liner notes by Klemen Breznikar (It's Psychedelic, Baby). CD version includes one bonus track." - Mental Experience .
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.