Black vinyl version. EVOL shuts the game down with Ideal Acid, a killer 20-minute rinse through 303 acid cherries pitted and sequenced, tweak-for-tweak, into the wildest acid track ever made. No hype, this record is the maddest belter in EVOLs extensive catalog, taking their obsession with Rolands squelchy grey box to an ultimate, logical conclusion that leaves dancefloors turned utterly inside-out and begging for track IDs. Produced in Barcelona and further product tested between Stockholm and Manchester, Ideal Acid is the kind of idea that has been floated in raves, smoking areas, and afterparties for the past 20 years but has never been executed with such precise method and inexorable effect, until now. Taking way too many classics to mention, EVOL modulates their mutual variable, the Roland TB-303 bass line, in a cascade of liquified riffs that last anywhere between one beat and a few bars before shifting to the next pattern, and so forth. The cumulative effect of elastic undulation is mind-bending and body-jacking in the extreme, yet uncompromisingly crafted at the immediate service of the rave. It feels as though much of EVOLs practice to date, from mixes for FACT and Reel Torque, to their experimental objetcs for Alku and blasts for Presto!?, Diagonal, and BUS have been leading to this point: the ultimate acid rave tool. Mastered and cut to vinyl at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. - Ideal.
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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