"High quality weirdo political pop from MB Jones (Jee Jee Band, EM Records/Feeding Tube): sparse, quirky and strange with English and Korean vocals. Recorded in Busan, Republic of Korea by former US special agent MB Jones, ROK Spy documents both his stay in a country on the verge of a nuclear conflict and his mission there (for obvious confidential reasons, the purpose of this mission is only to be referred to in an allusive way). While most of his personal belongings have disappeared (or more likely, been destroyed), Drama is very thankful for the safe receipt of a USB stick containing seven songs recorded in Autumn 2017, alongside a drawing and a few handwritten notes. Drama now shares these with you in the form of a new label. The circumstances under which it was born lead to it being called "Drama". This release is DRAMA1. The content of this LP is a seemingly disparate set of pop-not-pop tunes, flirting with dance music on songs like the apocalyptical disco "Nuclear War" or the bizarre and mind puzzling boogie "Pusan Perimeter". Though it is quite hard to put words on MB Jones's productions (one may accurately call it an "oddball" of a record), his musical testimony may sit somewhere in-between Holger Czukay's most narrative pieces and Arthur Russell's most cheerful moments, sharing with these two brilliant musicians a genuine feeling of intimacy emanating from each second of his songs. The only thing that may be said without a doubt is that these seven songs are the product of someone whose ear has been attentive and receptive to all sorts of contemporary musical genres (from trap to experimental electronic music and EDM). It's still not clear whether the cryptic lyrics evoke situations which already occurred, whether they are oracles, some insider's warnings or whether they are the product of a mind in a hallucinatory state. On "Poison Pill" -- the closing song -- he is particularly ambiguous: "the CIA bought me a trip/I put the tab under my lip/ They want to build a shopping mall/On the DMZ wall". The interpretation is up to you. Edition of 300." - Drama.
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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