"Nathaniel Young, aka Guilt Attendant, lives and works in NYC, where he also produces music under the monikers Hofmann, Kohl, Moral Extrication, and richard_p, and runs the Severed Mercies and Blankstairs platforms for art and music alongside his design duties for Dais and Hospital Productions among many other publications and labels. Suburban Scum is his devilishly detailed debut of girder-strength techno for Hospital Productions, forged in the image of late '90s hard techno and reverberating strongly with prevailing trends. It's inspired and informed by the artist's deeply held urge to undo the dogma instilled by his religious Christian upbringing. and, as such, it expresses a sense of free will within the context of Satan's fall from grace, fully grasping techno's repetitive excess as a potential path to hedonism, freedom and other ungodly matters. Recorded between 2016-2019, the eight tracks of Suburban Scum find Guilt Attendant in cold control of his agency. While they may possibly make crowds consider their own relationship to god, especially in his use of sampled sermons by his former preacher that crop up throughout, and most strikingly on the closing "Severe Mercy", the majority are more likely to make dancers slam the walls and trample a hole in the 'floor, especially with the galloping horsepower traction of "Broken (Free)" and his scudding 140bpm missile "Cursed Spawn Of White Flight", while the title track deals in purely clenched EBM and the dread-filled palpitations of "Imminent Unraveling" features his vocals low in the mix and wrapped around the track's rugged spine. While there's a certain irony in eschewing one dogma to embrace another, Guilt Attendant utilizes the inherently principled form of hard techno as a steely framework in which to explore his own spirit. In the process he opens a derelict warehouse-like playground to reflect on key themes of moral independence, social segregation, free will, blissful despair and decisive autonomy (from a much longer list) that patently apply to popular conceptions of the dancefloor as "church" and techno as ritual. Firmly modeled in the image of classic Regis, Silent Servant, Steve Bicknell, Adam X, Ancient Methods." - Hospital Productions.
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.