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STRETCHMARKS - The Stretch M-Arkhives

180 gram vinyl. A seldom heard band existing at the end of the 80s comprising founder members of Stock, Hausen & Walkman and the drum/bass rhythm section from Nicos backing band and The Blue Orchids, and a maverick vocalist. All in turn under the influence of Allen Ravenstine, David Moss, Gareth Sager, James Blood Ulmer, Bootsy Collins, Herbie Flowers, John Drumbo" French, Robert Wyatt, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Don Van Vliet, Gabi Delgado, etc., they attempted to meld the noisier end of free improvisation with a slightly more oblique and accomplished funk than the Manchester "baggy" sound of that era. An album release cobbled together from studio demo, rehearsal room, and live recordings. The Stretch M-Arkhives will appeals to enthusiastic listeners of: The Contortions, Boredoms, The Pop Group, the first Golden Palominos LP (1983), P-Funk, Pere Ubu, Clock DVA, Captain Beefheart, Defunkt, A Certain Ratio, Liquid Liquid, ESG, Material, The Birthday Party, DNA, Stock, Hausen & Walkman, Chakk, Butthole Surfers, John Zorns Locus Solus, 23 Skidoo, Rip Rig & Panic, Mr Bungle, Cameo, the Wee Papa Girl Rappers, and everything in the next three decades that milked those influences to curdling point!" - Hot Air.

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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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