Compiled from the original Snatch Tapes cassettes and vinyl releases, Lets Go Outside and Get it Over features a collection of rare and previously unavailable tracks by Storm Bugs, who between 1978 and 1981 pioneered their own brand of DIY electronics. Some cassettes selling as many as 200 copies, they attained a bit of a cult following, one that has continued after their demise, helped by the fact that their label, Snatch Tapes, also released other artists such as The Lemon Kittens, Scratch Orchestra, John Cage, Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey, Alien Brains, and David Jackman, who Storm Bugs member Philip Sanderson collaborated with on a few occasions. More recently, their music was included on the bootleg compilation LP of D.I.Y. post punk / art school experimentalism titled I Hate The Pop Group", proving they are far from forgotten. Storm Bugs produced a slapstick industrial experimental music that exploited the idiosyncrasies of domestic hi-fi gear. Radios were unceremoniously disemboweled and rewired to emit impromptu squeals and belches, records scratched with a scalpel to produce stunted percussion tracks, while tape loops and primitive analogue synthesisers weaved faltering rhythmic patterns.The CD was compiled by Storm Bugs founding members Philip Sanderson and Steven Ball. Every effort has been made when digitally remastering the tracks to remove the unwanted hiss, distortion and noise added by time while retaining the cherished hiss, distortion and noise integral to the original Storm Bugs sound." - Snatch. Edition of 300 and very highly recommended!!
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.