2012 release. "Chord, previously released on Neurot Recordings and Important Records, are a drone collective based in Chicago, IL, featuring members of Pelican, X-Bax, and Sacred Cities, who explore the minutiae of single-chord compositions. On this release, they approach the G-major 7 chord over the two sides of an LP with radically different styles. "Stasis" (one approach), and "Kinesis" (and the other). "Kinesis" also features Pat Samson, the former drummer for Chicago noise rockers US Maple, and is the first time Chord have recorded with a drummer. About Gmaj7: This G-rooted non-dominant seventh chord presents itself as a major/major seventh consisting of root (G), major third (B), perfect fifth (D), and major seventh (F#). The appearance of movement is created here by emphasizing different dyads present in various voicings of the chord, yet the chord itself is always used harmonically rather than melodically. Gmaj7 was arranged and performed by Kyle Benjamin, Phil Dole, Jason Hoffman, Sean McCarthym, and Trevor Shelley-de Brauw. Drums on "Kinesis" by Patrick Samson. It was recorded and mixed by Greg Norman at Studio Greg Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff. The LP is limited to a run of 300 copies and packaged in a deluxe screen printed cover designed by Delicious Design League and printed by Heavy Rock Printing." - Mie.
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.