Hunting Lodge can be seen as one of the few real Industrial pioneers in the early 80`s (beside SPK, Lustmord, Throbbing Gristle). 1982-1989 represents the song oriented side of a band that evolved relentlessly throughout its 8 years of existence and comes with a remastered/restored version of the legendary underground club hit: Tribal Warning Shot. All tracks were remastered. Lon C. Diehl & Richard Skott met in Port Huron, Michigan, in 1981, and quickly bonded over their fascination with the music of T.G., SPK, M.B., and Dome. Hunting Lodge was born. Joined by Karl Nordstrom, the trio mixed synthesizers, bass, metal & electronic percussion, time-shifting effects, and vocals into a dark sonic stew. Nordstrom moved to San Francisco after the recording of the first Hunting Lodge release, the cassette-only At The Harrington Ballroom (1982). Diehl now employed a Roland Synth, Sequencer & 808 drum machine. Skott added his guitar to the musical arsenal, which he used to trigger a Korg MS-20 synth and a vocoder. Diehl and Skott continued recording at a feverish pace, and their first LP, WILL(track 14) was released in 1983. Tribal Drums and primitive digital sampling units soon entered the picture. On the Nomad Souls LP (4, 7) and Tribal Warning Shot 12 (1, 13), rhythm and percussion were driving many of the recordings. Richard Skott moved to Oakland, CA at the end of their first U.S. tour, November 1984. The third wave of Hunting Lodge (1985) brought a new engineer to the band: Helmut Robison recorded the album 8-Ball (3, 6, 9, 12) & Carnivora! EP (5, 10) and played drum kit and bass on many of the recordings (as well as live). Upon his return, Skotts guitar had shed its heavily-affected electronic exoskeleton and Hunting Lodge began to mimic a traditional rock band, while retaining their Industrial roots. In 1989 Diehl & Skott recorded their final demos (8, 11)." - Dark Vinyl.
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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