No-Neck Blues Band member Pat Muranos work as Decimus has been a prodigious endeavor to dissolve the ego and conventional notions of form from the creation of music. His latest effort for Further Records, Decimus 10, continues Muranos rigorous yet freewheeling cavalcade of bizarre sound events that baffle and beguile in equal measure. \r\n\r\nThe 21-minute A-side is a fungal, fractured, dream-fever soundtrack that makes the Italian horror-flick scores of Goblin sound like Danny Elfman hackwork. Seemingly recorded in the same infernal warehouse in which some of the stranger Smegma opuses were laid down, this piece leaves flaming shards of audio surrealism caroming around your uncomprehending brain. \r\n\r\nThe 20-minute flipside begins like a minimal techno banger being smothered in its motherboard. Soon it morphs into a subtly horrifying hologram of ruptured ambience that will get Demdike Stare fans knees a-tremblin. In Decimus transformative hands, gothic music comes off as something far more disturbing than its usual cartoonish pantomime. The track trundles to the finish line almost how it began, but with more striated squeals of unknown origin. You may want to sterilize your headphones after listening to it, because music this disturbing leaves enduring residue. \r\n\r\nShapeshifting enigmatically with twisted inspiration, Decimus 10 radiates a nether-zonely beauty. - Further.\r\n\r\n
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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