Materiality thrown in the face of misanthropy. An empty bar somewhere. Tables with no one around them. Vitrine is proud to announce the first label-affiliated release from Texas-based artist Stewart Skinner. Fidelity confusion, dullness and inept string work wander across two cassette sides and forty minutes of bleak malfunction. Radio decays in a cloud as dense as the musk in an unfurnished bedroom. A blanket is rolled into the corner. Touchstones can be found in the sub-basement of Italian non-music, a space occupied by such singular projects as Lyoto Music and Amok. -¢‚ǨÀúThe Adulator also harkens back to a homemade American sound which covers everything from the invasive electronics of early John Duncan to the exercises in collapse of Hands To circa Turn Back the Sun. This is the whirl of interference jammed around the erase head. Silence does not connote track breaks or continuity. Concern for nothing but sound in its vulgar sight. Stewart Skinner has been a pivotal figure in supporting and shaping the Vitrine aesthetic almost from its nascent beginning and it is with great pleasure that the label unveils such a mature and singular work. Limited to 100 copies. - Vitrine.
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.