Vitrine is thrilled to unveil Byron Recital Hall No. 3, the latest volume in a continuing series of assemblages and chance meetings. Being left with the stain of blind interaction. Episodic actions spool into greater chambers of interlocking dismay. Mike Collino, either with solo efforts as Dog Lady Island or via his sterling Alien Passengers imprint, exemplifies the midwestern / Detroit milieu of home-tapers and jammers while also generating a blurred, placeless intrigue. There is more than enough room at this table for analog gunk and grime, but a place has been set for refined obscurantism and Fluxus absurdity.The bent is unmistakably American while also Continental, not unlike LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams Southern skew on surrealist bric-a-brac via Trans Museq. Various players are assembled in aggregate units to then be combined and mixed according to procedural schematic. While past volumes reeked of a heady Detroit junk noise brew and the spacious event of East Bionic Symphonia, this issue touches on everything from abattoir circuitry to Phren-esque analytic decollage. The players are amongst the lighthouses of the fertile midwestern vein, including Tyler Hicks, Andrew Coltrane, Heath Moerland, Sam Hooker and Knox Mitchell, as well as criminally under-documented artists such as Brad Dixon and Michael Dresden. Byron Recital Hall No. 3 serves as a candle down to a morass of largely untapped group innovation. What was once obscure becomes obvious to a fault. Rooms are disassembled, voices lose their bodies and decay never truly manages to destroy the sound. Limited to 100 copies. Sold out at source. - Vitrine\r\n
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.