"Upside Down Smile was recorded and produced by Ewa Justka and by self-designed, self-made, selfselfself, odd looking slightly dysfunctional synthesizers and by a trance purple killer Roland JP8080 and by his brother Virus and some other Roland Brothers. No sisters included during the time when Ewa Justka, who currently lives in Glasgow, Govanhill, Allison Street, where recently her passport was stolen due to the burglary, where she lives in joy, although sometimes the floor gets wet due to the leaking windows and sometimes one can find dead pigeons laying on the staircase. But it's nice and cozy and Ewa Justka, highly influential person in the deep dark transistor ladder circuits, lives there since she is studying PhD at Edinburgh College of Art where she thinks a lot about imitation in synthesizer design and filters and VCOs and formants and acid and hardcore music and Twin T filters and operational amplifiers. She turns knobs and thinks and the Upside Down Smile album was made in the depth of those thoughts, quite often sad thoughts. Upside Down Smile is a bit of a cynical smile but an honest smile. Cynical but honest Upside Down Smile is a smile through tears but tears of joy, Scottish joy. Upside Down Smile is upside down acid one could say. Upside Down Smile could be interpreted as a sad smile but it is a smile in the end of the day. Mastered by Russell Haswell. Download card includes three additional tracks." - Editions Mego .
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.