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CARTER, CHRISTINA - Character Study

Her first release on Drawing Room Records, the EP, comprised of two\r\nsmoldering sidelong tracks, titled Survival" and "Salvation", finds\r\nCarter furthering her expansive work in song. _Ç The compositions are built\r\nwith transfixing electric slide-guitar, dancing tambourine, shivering\r\nbells and sparse, foreboding effects. "Survival" moves from invocation to\r\ndrowsy reverie to harrowing possession, punctuated by a major spoken\r\ndiscourse on the complicity of the artist. "Salvation", a striking\r\nrecitation of the ill-effects of this societys insufficient symbols,\r\nmoves from lush song-chant to syllable stripped bare, captured in time.\r\nThe chapbook is equal parts prose poem and critical inquiry, presenting an\r\ninterrogation of the artists existential relevance in the 21st century.\r\nReminiscent of work on Carters Many Breaths imprint (Trickster Who Is\r\nLike God, Imaginee, Texas Modern Exorcism), the Character Study EP\r\nrepresents the first widely available release documenting six years of\r\ndevelopment within Christinas unique voice/sound/text aesthetic. _Ç In\r\naddition, both the EP and the chapbook sleeves were elegantly printed\r\nbymJeff Mueller of Dexterity Press. _Ç _Ç Character Study is an essential\r\nrelease in this peerless artists catalog." - Drawing Room.
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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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