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Advaita

OSTARBEITER - The Iron Ere

"We are pleased to announce the reissue of an anthology collection of Ukrainian Death Industrial Ostarbeiter on two cassettes. It is easy to describe death industrial in one word; however, Ostarbeiter refers to workers sent from the former Soviet Union to factories and farms in Germany during World War II. Even after returning to their home country after the war, they sometimes suffered unfair discrimination. The factories where they worked were truly an industry of death. The bland sound of factory machinery as if death were approaching is ruthlessly blanketed by noise with bold and elegant spatial effects. That terrifies us to think that it was their daily routine. In addition, it is only in this anthology that you can see the difference in the sound expression on each side, such as the destructive noise power electronics on the A-side, the more introspective approach on the B-side, and the techno-industrial approach with enhanced and evolving the rhythm on the C-side.

Two additional bonus tracks are included, which are not included on the CD version. Every one of tapes was handmade and dubbed by legendary Nakamichi cassette deck with the recording head azimuth adjustment." - Advaita Records.

 

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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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