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JAWORZYN, STEFAN - Eaten Away By Shadows

Its flashback time at Shock. Everybody loves the 80s now innit, and everybody positively adores old tapes of bedroom noodling... So, always keen to exploit the latest trends, Shock has rummaged through the archives to come up with Eaten Away by Shadows, over 79 minutes (value for money!) of SJ archive stuff recorded between 82-83, before editing Shock Xpress, playing in Whitehouse, Skullflower, etc. This was recorded mostly in Bristol, some in London while living in a squat up the road from M. Bower. (Mr. P. Best was crashing on my floor around then. Hilarious times were had by all.) It moves from guitar rock to metal-banging, drone, and industrial, and ends with some major guitar deconstruction and a positively uplifting organ/feedback orgy. Most of it doesnt sound too obviously like anyone else, so as far as influences go, the dedicated can ponder what Id been listening to (other than the Satanic voices in my head) at any given point. Suggestions on a postcard, please. Many cheap instruments were abused in making this music. Guitars and mics were dropped, hit, beaten with pieces of metal and occasionally with an axe, and pretty much all of it (including a good old Dr. Rhythm) went through some sort of distortion and a dysfunctional tape echo unit. Various glitches and tape oddities may be discerned at various points, all part of the musics many charms. Tracks are ordered as they appear on the cassettes, the titles (some a tad uninspired or stemming from idiotic private jokes, sorry) are off the inlays. One piece was previously heard on a Fusetron 7, another appeared as the Hydra track on the Melt/Dissolve compilation, and one was chopped up and used on Band Of Pains Reculver CD. All are presented here in vastly superior sound quality. The albums mastered by Andrew Liles, so it sounds amazingly good (given the limitations of the source material), and we dont want to hear any moaning about the fact its in a jewel case, not a repulsive digipak! " - Stefan Jaworzyn, 2013.\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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