"C.C.C.C. are legends of Japanese noise, and many consider their 1994 record Test Tube Fantasy to be their finest work, an unrelenting waterfall of psychedelic sound that stands as a genre classic. Originally released as a 7-inch on Ant-Zen, in 2020 C.C.C.C. member Hiroshi Hasegawa revisited the master tape that provided the source material for Test Tube Fantasy and remastered this longer performance into two 20+ minute tracks. This is an entirely reimagined version of Test Tube Fantasy that contains the core of what made the 7-inch so powerful.
New Forces is pleased to make this extended edition of Test Tube Fantasy available as an LP. On this record the concentrated eruption of the original 7-inch is given more room to expand as the performers slowly build a white-hot avalanche of sonic euphoria. For 43 blissful minutes C.C.C.C. transport the listener outside space and time. This is a fully immersive record that wipes out all other sensation, leaving only pure noise.
Just like the original 7-inch, this extended LP edition is pressed on clear vinyl and housed in a silver inner sleeve and jacket designed by John Wiese based on the original artwork. Each record includes a download code." - New Forces.
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.