"In the '90s cassette-only culture explosion, one personality emerged repeatedly as a head above the rest closely followed by fanatics drawn to the warm sonic violence from Bob Marinelli, one of the few artists that managed to keep some kind of secrecy around him even if using his own name. Marinelli built up a reputation through a cascade of collaborations and splits across the spectrum with artists like Flutter, David Gilden, and Proof of the Shooting to name just a few, eventually aligning with Japan's breakaway isolationist, outermost and a revered split on Xerxes with Government Alpha. His networking skills culminated in the unmissable Freedom Comp. 98 compilation which stands as a fragile time capsule of the special packaging era as well as the diversity of sound and thoughts in the worldwide DIY underground. In 1999, the letter writing and word of mouth excitement converged from two sources at once that Bob Marinelli would release his first CD, on the newly minted and soon to be canonical Groundfault Recordings. That one of the cassette devotees would be honored with a pro-CD was a rarity back then, and endorsed by noise professional Erik Hoffman of Pinch-A-Loaf Productions. After years of dead ends and mongoose chases, Hospital Productions reveal the original DAT master of what would have been that lost Groundfault album, Blood and Bones. Even the most devoted Marinelli hawks will be surprised at the dynamic textures presented in an otherwise continuous and seamless litany of field recording, atonal electrodes, closing-hour-at-the-butcher-shop cleaves, and an unexpectedly melancholic climax. Marinelli's work speaks for itself after nearly 20 years and makes you feel as though 1999 is still here to come. Digipack; includes digital download code." - Hospital Productions.
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.