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Goaty Tapes

SOHNI CHAMBERS - Yaw Mah Ha

Cameron Stallones and Nick Malkin seem two sides of the same moebius strip. As Sun Araw, they take pride in an almost ascetic game of self-restraint; honing rhythms, programming synthesizers, and modulating a long chain of effects until they hit a perfect, balanced and restrained groove.Sohni Chambers, a side project in the truest sense of the word, finds an official release for pent up musical energies. As the title suggests, Stallones and Malkin are still traversing the same semiotic badlands, where pop culture signifiers are recontextualized with a dopey fineness and humor. But here Stallones and Malkin have a rougher and more honest program and the outcome drips with an unprecedented consecration. The rhythms hit harder, organ exercises swirl endlessly in a Dionysian blaze of primordial oneness.Ya they might induce the sort of meditation weve come to expect from Stallones and his cohorts, but the genuine focus of these works lies in a sort of fetishized materiality: its just a Galaxie 8180 electronic organ and a five-piece drumset-¢‚Ǩ‚Äùodd timbres, distortions, broken keys, buzzing echoes and all. A dialogue vocal howls that flits in and out concretizes the intimacy of this musical space; while Stallones and Malkin are indeed wizards of levitated, shamanistic, and disembodied musical realities, here we see them straight on; two bros just letting shit out, warts and all. -Goaty

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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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