"Gatefold sleeve. Bruno Pronsato, one of electronic music's most vital and innovative producers, presents The Bedroom Slant, the first full-length release under his new Archangel moniker. This new chapter follows "Since We Last Met" (2010), his shimmering and haunting collaboration as ndf with Sergio Giorgini of Benoit & Sergio, which Pitchfork and Resident Advisor hailed and DFA chose to close its 2010 Compilation; and Lovers Do (SONG 006CD, 2011), Pronsato's third album, which Resident Advisor rated at 4.5 out of 5 and Pitchfork rated at 8.1, lauding the work as "a striking and massive statement." Pronsato has also released on Perlon as Half Hawaii, his collaboration with Sammy Dee; on Telegraph as Public Lover, his collaboration with Ninca Leece; and on Hello? Repeat as Others, his collaboration with Daze Maxim. Archangel is a significant new chapter in the evolution of Pronsato's signature electronic sound. The human voice acts as one of its major elements, as Pronsato steps up to the mic to take on vocal duties, and it incorporates traditional instrumentation to a larger degree than his previous work, with his brother David Ford's bass guitar lines forming the rhythmic foundation for many of the new songs. Acknowledging his long-held love, fostered by radio, of pop, rock, and post-punk in his music for the first time, Pronsato filters his experimentalism through his formative romance with the airwaves. Pronsato is known for creating remarkably fresh and strange music from his influences, unrecognizable when compared to its inspiration. He wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed The Bedroom Slant during early morning sessions in the Prenzlauer Berg studio he shares with Benoit & Sergio. The album features collaborations with downtown scene multi-instrumentalist Peter Gordon (Love of Life Orchestra), Randy Jones aka Caro (co-founder of Orac Records), bassist Yonatan Levi (The Jimmy Cobb Quartet), and Chicago-based composer and pianist David A. Powers. Artwork by UK-based artist Marilyn Thompson. Mastered by Mike Grinser at Manmade Mastering, Berlin." - Foom.
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.