Personal Injury is pleased to present R. Stevie Moores legendary album Glad Music, originally released on the French label New Rose in 1986. Glad Music is regarded as one of the highlights of RSMs 400+ album discography and was featured as one of his six most _¢‚Ǩ_ìessential_¢‚Ǩ¬ù albums in The WIREs recent cover article. Reissued for the first time on vinyl in an exact-repro sleeve and remastered from an analog source. - Personal Injury.\r\n
\r\n_¢‚Ǩ_ìAfter nearly two decades of compiling lo-fi four-track bedroom recordings for his self-released cassettes, Glad Music is the first album Moore has recorded in a proper studio. The difference is startling. Glad Music is R. Stevie Moore at his most accessible._¢‚Ǩ¬ù_Ç - Stewart Mason, All Music Guide.\r\n
\r\n_¢‚Ǩ_ìThis is the first time Moores indulged in a major, big-studio project, and its worked wonders. Glad Music has convinced me that R. Stevie Moore is a genius of a rare order, with the ability to marshall a bewildering diversity of styles and influences and mould them into something quite peculiarly his own. Hes one of the few practitioners of post-modernist cross-pollination with the wit and sheer taste to produce a worthy hybrid. Buy this record._¢‚Ǩ¬ù_Ç - Andy Gill, NME (1986).\r\n
\r\n_¢‚Ǩ_ìDespite plaudits from the likes of Trouser Press and increasingly favourable treatment in the UK inkies, Moore was unable to convert his critical reputation into sales. Laid down in a professional recording studio, Glad Music feels like a last failed stab at connecting with an audience. Its as though Moore suspects that, all along, that was the problem. Consequently, although its almost conventional, it is, thanks to glistening steel-string acoustic guitar, often beautiful._¢‚Ǩ¬ù_Ç - Matthew Ingram, The WIRE (2012).\r\n
\r\n_¢‚Ǩ_ìThis is my all-time 2nd favorite album!! 5 out of 5 stars._¢‚Ǩ¬ù - R. Stevie Moore (2013).
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.