"'For me, those are the only two things that exist -- drones and love songs.' --Stephen Prina, Purple. Vinyl II is a 16mm film commissioned on the occasion of Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty. 'The result is twenty one and a half minutes of interlaced references, from seventeenth century devotional painting to Andy Warhol's 1965 film Vinyl, which is a demented, black humored takeoff on Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange [there are a total of 3 takes, for approximately 63 minutes of music]. And what about the music, the score, Prina's entrance as singer? From the casting of the musicians -- affectless, nonprofessional actors that resemble Bresson's 'models' --to the composition of the multipart, rigidly symmetrical piece of music, the two middle sections of which sound like unwritten songs by the Beatles, Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, even Schumann, everything seems extraordinarily decisive.' --Tom Holert, Art Forum. Since 1994, Stephen Prina has recorded and performed with The Red Krayola, appearing on Amor and Language, Hazel, and Fingerpainting. Push Comes To Love, 1998, is his solo pop record, co-produced by David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke, available on Drag City." Credits for Vinyl II, recorded at the J. Paul Getty Museum on 10/4/1999: Stephen Prina (voice), Kirsten Barron (French horn), Daphne Chen (violin), Guenevere Meashan (violencello), Kate Reddish (viola), Melissa Reiner (violin)." - Cortical Foundation.
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.