Sonic Oyster


Holed up in Glasgow, probably in a black-consumed tenement flat, Richard Youngs and Andrew Paine deliver a sacrament as they usher in the long dark night. This slow thirty-seven minute journey is a beautifully cold concern, the chilly sound of bells, spidery percussion and high tone drone giving this an emotionally barren air. Rumour has it that the vocal parts, the musical moans that drift in and out of the albums single track, were recorded blind - the music muted as the pair worked. The title is possibly a play on the word channel, the album sounding more like the séance channelling of a void rather than any underwater adventure between England and France. Although the more I think about that the surer I am that Im wrong. Like a single outstretched hand reaching out from the black of the void, Paine and Youngs cast a spell through the polycarbonate. 8/10 - Scott-Ç McKeating-Ç (20-Ç August,-Ç 2008).

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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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