LANE, WILLIE - Known Quantity

Willie Lane is a New England-born guitarist mostly known for his sporadic appearances (both live and recorded) backing Vermont duo MV & EE, but he is also prone to indulge occasionally in solo endeavors. Fans of MV & EEs cottage label Child of Microtones will remember Mr. Lanes Recliner Ragas" disc of several years ago, documenting a legendary session from early 2003 that MV engineered and produced at his home in Guilford. "Known Quantity" finds Lane sequestered in Philadelphia apartments with a tape machine, coaxing ragas and abstract blues from acoustic guitars as well as walking the plank of a pedalboard with his dangerously heavy Les Paul copy. The recordings date from 2006 to 2008 - a span of time that encompassed a considerable range of shifting moods and approaches in Lanes playing, in addition to yielding ample refreshment breaks.\r\nedition of 350 numbered copies with printed labels & a not-so-shabby 11"x17" folkways-style paste-on." -Cord-Art\r\n

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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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