""Die Schachtel present a really unique edition, which they are not afraid to call the jewel in the crown of their celebrated Art Series, devoted to the most uncompromising expressions of sound and contemporary art: the repressing on vinyl LP of the 1969 lost recordings Soundtrack From First Violin Film by the world famous conceptual artist Bruce Nauman, in a limited (100 copies) art multiple, individually numbered and signed by Bruce Nauman and hosted in a stunning custom-designed and handmade yellow-glo perspex case. A copy of the record is already in the collections of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the British Library and may be soon in the MOMA's too. Bruce Nauman is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists today, having created numerous genre-defining works through the exploration of the body and language, as well as performance over the past 50 years. His innovative and provocative ideas are expressed in a wide range of media and materials, which makes it difficult to categorize his work as inhabiting a single style. Even throughout his sixties, he has continued to work primarily in sculpture and video, exploring language and the physical body with unusual themes based on animal and human body parts. Limited black vinyl edition of 100 numbered copies Individually hand-signed by Bruce Nauman. High-quality pressing on black vinyl. Outer slipcase made with high-quality yellow-glo Perspex with laser-etched typography. Sleeve printed on heavy cardboard with a 'stocastic' raster, to preserve the quality of the original video still. Each cover individually hand signed and numbered by Bruce Nauman. Insert with original text by Jay Sanders, curator of Whitney Museum of American Art. Shipped in a custom-made protective package to avoid any possible damage."" - Die Schachtel .
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.