Brisbane duo Primitive Motion drop their third full-length for the Bedroom Suck label, this time leaving the studio door ajar to let sound flow between worlds internal and beyond. The result is a meditative suite of dreamy piano-based songs, captured live at the point of conception and teeming with the incidental sounds of both the studio and garden. Following the extended cosmic forays and short-form pop studies of 2015s acclaimed Pulsating Time Fibre, the duo of Sandra Selig and Leighton Craig have steered the ship to an interior sea, exploring the quiet reverie of Sunday afternoons spent in Seligs home studio in Brisbane. With the record button pressed, the days drift through the microphone, documenting the process of composition: the rustle of lyric sheets and unintended room sounds is accompanied by birdsong and an approaching storm. The studio space itself becomes a palpable presence as Selig moves between rooms while playing her saxophone, the improvised melodies floating out of the studio, lilting and melancholic, a familiar whisper dreamt into existence.
In the process of reducing their sound world to the barest of instrumentation (at times just voice and piano), PM revels in the beauty of the unadorned song, creating the purest distillation of their dream-float music to date. Once again housed in a stunning package, including printed inner sleeves and signature PM artwork of lost and imagined worlds, House in the Wave is a beautiful and intimate work by a band constantly evolving their sound. - Bedroom Suck.
“The Brisbane duo of Sandra Selig and Leighton Craig occupy an alternative pop continuum in common with archaic futurists like Silver Apples and Joe Meek circa I Hear a New World, sonic explorers whose music is founded on the hope that the sound of tomorrow is what the fantasy of yesterday would make of it.” - David Keenan, The Wire.
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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