"Shits are not given by Laurie Tompkins and Oliver Coates on Ample Profanity; a let-it-all-out session of deviant, punkish avant-classical composition hallucinated and expectorated by two prodigious talents. An ideally off-center and brazenly wigged-out follow-up to aces from Chaines (SLP 037LP), Yeah You, and Ashley Paul (SLP 044LP) already released by Slip -- the label Laurie runs with friends between London and Newcastle. Laurie supposes and composes on keys, tapes, and samples, and Oliver does his part on cello and FX. They both sing, if your definition stretches that far. What is agreeable, though, is that Ample Profanity is a steaming pile of madness quite unlike anything else in circulation right now. Still feral from his cultishly acclaimed Heat, War, Sweat, Law album (2016), Laurie is matched by a usually more collected Coates, who, while often hardly distinguishable from the maelstrom, certainly doesn't impede the lunacy, and seems to encourage it, grasping the opportunity to freak out properly adjunct to his solo work and collaborations with Mica Levi. Kicking off with "Sniffin' Samgh", a possessed study in primal vocals and lurching, yelpy strings, the session turns variously thru quieter, asymmetric ideas in "Peejayargh" to cough up its spicy noise guts in RP Beal, before they settle into a call-and-response of quizzical sighs and plucks on "Lime Rugis" and set about hacking up a wickedly dissonant tussle between no wave guitars, intercepted phone calls, and edge-of-sanity blasts into the void with "Charterhouse Vinci". It's maybe not what you might expect from a former winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Young Artist Award 2011, and a graduate of the RNCM, or maybe it is. Either way, Ample Profanity is beautiful, funny, and fucked up in equally satisfying measures. RIYL: Jandek, Mica Levi, Yeah You." - Slip.
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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