VA - 391 Vol. 9: Lombardia Voyage Through The Deep '80s Underground
"A dive and then a deep immersion into the New Wave phenomena developed in the Lombardia region between the second half of the '70s and the whole of the '80s. From the heart of Milano towards the geographical limits of the region, here is a whole legion of bands as representatives of a new subculture perfectly in step with the various music revolutions started in London and New York as in other centers of the Anglophone music "empire". Throughout these two CDs, you will find bands both well-known and less known bands like Monofonic Orchestra, Aus Decline, Art Fleury, Dark Tales, Officine Schwartz, Art Boulevard, and many others. A whole new and highly eclectic scene moving through different sound paths between no wave, synth wave, cheap electronics, and lots of bizarre homemade experiments. An unmissable document in the history of Italian wave. Also features 'Lectric Art, Cobalto, Sunset Boulevard, Cloudy Doll, La Maison, Der Blaue Reiter, Actor's Studio, Coin Privé, D.I.O., Zio Tibia, Alphaville, Unit, Dead Relatives, Reptile Chime, Equivoque Crepuscolaire, Scunt, No Levo, Rt, After Budapest, Inside Out, Reverie, Texcoco, Dietrich, Les Fauves, Litania, Colour Moves, Le Masque, Angelo Vaggi, Brain Discipline, Faded Image, Tasaday, and La Cosa." - Spittle Records.
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.