2017 release. "Bruno Pronsato returns with his first new artist album since 2011. Entitled US Drag, it's the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed Lovers Do (SONG 006CD/LP) -- lauded by Pitchfork as a "striking and massive statement", and decorated with a 4.5/5 rating by Resident Advisor. The new record, which finds the ex-punk rock drummer exploring dense, interlocking rhythms and unorthodox tuning systems, was recorded in Berlin during the second half of 2016, and features a collaboration with Liars' frontman Angus Andrew. After the vast, complex arrangements of his previous albums, the nine recordings on US Drag are relatively more upfront and direct, with a particular focus on bells, tuned percussion, and the Sequential Circuits Six-Trak synthesizer (used to create many of the album's synth parts). Pronsato's ongoing collaboration with Yonatan Levi continues, with the Israeli bassist appearing on the album's second track. "His music is worth the serious headphone scrutiny one devotes to a Pierre Henry or Eric Dolphy LP." --XLR8R "One of the most compelling artists in experimental house music... has a way of enveloping a space until everything else just feels inconsequential." --Resident Advisor "Amazingly fresh and joyously live... Wields silence as if it's his own instrument." --The Wire "Electronic nonpareil" --FACT Magazine." - Foom.
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.