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A HANDFUL OF DUST - Panegyric

An onslaught of extended improvised noise workouts: senseless,messy,directionless and ear-wracking....for improvisation to be a risk the performers need to be striving for a vision, need to be striving to take us somewhere. On these recordings however it doesnt sound like any striving is going on at all.This sort of self-indulgent,directionless improvisation irritates me not for its rejection of structural convention,or its grating timbre,but because of the self-satisfied absence of ambition it embodies. I cannot help but feel swindled - I can hear no passion, no giving, no magic, no sharing, no dynamics, no vulnerability. Just the air-tight armour of arrogance. Im sure the band members are marvellous people personally: but musically this is obnoxious and not in a good way - Henry Lauer/ Heathen Harvest. Alastair Galbraith: glass harmonica, violin; Bruce Russell: clavioline, guitar. Recorded live at Lines Of Flight 2006.

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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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