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DIE WAIT WATCHERS - Suspension Of Disbelief

""Suspension Of Disbelief is the fourth and most mature album by Die Wait Watchers, the band project of contemporary artist and musician Tim Berresheim. Founded in 2013, Die Wait Watchers are Andi Thissen with his spot-on groundwork on the bass, Michael Bente, who elicits catchily jagged sounds from his guitar and Tim Berresheim, who as Spiritus Rector arranges psychedelia and the likes on the drum computer and synthesizer. The outcome is a mixture, if you will, of radio-friendly wave and bar jazz for fully-lit lounges consisting of crystalline ad-lib modules and a spurring prog rock momentum -- in short, something which the usual categories fail to describe accurately and which is ultimately or rather presumably inspired by The Residents. Most of their releases were recorded in parallel with Berresheim's output as a visual artist: Their debut album Transitcame out at the occasion of his 2012 exhibition in Berlin entitled 'Traces' and was meant to bridge the potentially not-so-laid-back standby time during the transition from the analog to the digital era. The dub-infused We Are Smoking Caramellow was recorded in 2014 for Berresheim's solo exhibition Auge und Welt at the Düsseldorf-based Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen ? and finally, now there's Suspension Of Disbelief, which accompanies Berresheim's eponymous shows at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein. Despite a number of stylistic differences, the Wait Watchers' albums are not unlike the work of contemporary artists-slash-musicians Mike KelleyMichaela Melián and Kai Althoff: They are integral components of artistic oeuvres and at the same time quite simply publications which correlate with genres such as hauntology or hypnagogic pop. Suspension Of Disbelief is by far more atmospheric than its predecessors: Berresheim introduces a wide range of percussive elements along with samples of pieces for strings and wind instruments, creating a gravely impressive, almost sinister atmosphere reminiscent of his 2006 solo debut No Time Left . . . From early free jazz to new age, from jazzy library sounds ('Delectus') to space rock accompanied by flutes ('Subortus') and all the way to forceful, almost Morriconesque tracks ('Excolo'), the record absorbs musical fragments from a number of different backgrounds only to create a genuine kind of tense slack which, although it uses different means, calls to mind the work of Dean Blunt. The result: a coherent synthesis derived from a musical concept which is duty-bound, in equal parts, to disorientation and beauty." --Wolfgang Brauneis (translated by Barbara Oberhofer, MA) Mastered by Rashad Becker. 180 gram vinyl. Cover art direction and design by Tim Berreshiem; Gatefold jackets; Stoughton Printers." - Idea.
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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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