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NOCTURNAL PROJECTIONS - Complete Studio Recordings

Dais Records is proud to unveil the first ever vinyl reissue collection from storied New Zealand post-punk outfit NOCTURNAL PROJECTIONS. Complete Studio Recordings comprises the bands three original highly sought-after vinyl releases on one record fully remastered.

Formed in Stratford, near New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1981,ÊNocturnal ProjectionsÊwas the explosive project of legendary and prolificÊbrothers Graeme and Peter JefferiesÊ(who would later formÊThis Kind of PunishmentÊbefore launching their solo careers), who along with friendsÊBrett Jones and Gordon Rutherford,Êcreated some of the most energetic and influentialÊavant-garde punk rock to emerge from the country.\r\nLargely ignored during their tenure (but revered and referenced in the years after their breakup) and often compared to UK contemporaries likeÊJoy Division, Comsat Angels, The Fall, or Wire, Nocturnal Projections stood well apart - never enjoying the luxuries of unlimited studio time, music videos or international fame, the NPs possessed a driven, rough-hewn serrated edge that cut through the lot comparisons to the UK post-punk exports of the era. They were ahead of their time, completely singular, and for those that had the benefit of seeing Nocturnal Projections play live Ð formative, with a dedicated cult following to this day.\r\nAs residents of New PlymouthsÊLion TavernÊduring their first year as a band, they perfected their soaring, impactful live set locally (often as the only band, without an opener and 3 hours to fill!) before heading off to Auckland in January of 1982, performing with bands likeÊThe Fall, John Cooper Clarke, and New OrderÊat venues like The Mainstreet Cabaret, The Rumba Bar and Reverb Room. *The band recorded three EPs at Stebbing Studios in Auckland: The self-titled and self-released 7Ó single released April 1st of 1982, with theÊÒAnother YearÓ 12ÓÊEP following later that year. Their self-titled three song 12Ó was recorded in 1983, and released by the band posthumously that June, after the band called it quits. The Jefferies would move on and regroup withÊRutherfordÊand sound engineerÊAndrew FrengleyÊshortly after the NPs fell apart to work under theÊThis Kind of PunishmentÊbanner.\r\nÒComplete Studio RecordingsÓÊcomprises the three original Nocturnal Projections studio records, direct to board recordings on a 24 track and not a synthesizer to be found! This release is a crucial part of New Zealands punk history, remastered and collected for existing fans and new audiences.\r\nFrantic and fast punk anthems like Nerve Ends In Power Lines, Isnt That Strange, and In Purgatory are a shot in the gut, while slower, more introspective tracks like Difficult Days and Youll Never Know reveal what the band had in store later with TKP. Nocturnal Projections are hard to pin down:Ê bright, slashing, and prominent guitars with driving solid basslines and drums in tight lockstep, all with Peter Jefferies urgent signature baritone vocals soaring alongside Ð the result is still perhaps the most energetic, unique, and fresh music to ever emerge from the post-punk scene. - Dais.
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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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