Strangelove Music's latest release turns left somewhere near the edge of the Atlantic, with Electricidade Estética they document a vibrant window into the musical landscape of 1980s counter-culture Portugal. Compiling early un-issued works, DWART's organic Ash Ra Balearics meld with spikey Iberian electronics, coalescing around the floating beauty of Mate", reissued for the first time on vinyl. With emergent music technologies of the era enthusiastically adopted by Lisbon's avant-garde, there was a collective desire by DWART and their contemporaries to push existing sonic boundaries; Post new wave sounds melded with distinctive local sensibilities. Antoñio and Manuela Duarte's search for an artistic language melded a continuing curiosity with aural and physical dualities: experimental pop integrated with performance art, mathematics sound-tracked on canvas, organic found sounds at ease alongside synthetic drum machines. The nine songs found here document the early emergence of their own Electricidade Estética . Vítor Rua and Jorge Lima Barreto of the legendary Telectu were regular collaborators while composer/guitarist Nuno Rebelo and guitarist/singer Bernardo Devlin feature throughout. Includes color innersleeve; edition of 500." - Strangelove Music.
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.