Hospital Productions

DUAL ACTION - Babe Beer Bar Car

Hospital Productions finally compile some of Matthew Folden, aka Dual Actions most sought-after material, a set of forays into distorted ambient, mutant house, and jungle -- even grime and footwork variants -- as released on his hard-to-find Babe, Beer, Bar, and Car tapes, issued between 2014-2016 and compiled here for the first time on vinyl. A core figure on Prurients label, affectionately described by Dominick Fernow as an uninvited guest sort of figure who travels around fucking shit up on the lonely", Folden has appeared on numerous and seminal Prurient recordings including the demo version of the groundbreaking Bermuda Drain album (2011), the final tape recordings made at the original hospital productions brick and mortar store as Prurients Oxidation (2012), and the new released seven-LP of doom electronics Rainbow Mirror (HOS 597LP) which arrived to commemorate the 20 years of the project. Babe Beer Bar Car takes in signature sluggers that sound like The Haters gone house, through to rolling D&B and footwork rhythms fringing on the grey area, each half-lit by patented atmospheric pollutants. The set builds a murky picture of a character who spends long nights with his drum machine -- its hard to shift the feeling that this is the kind of music -- numbly expressive, rudimentary and bluntly driven by urges that someone befitting of the great American lounge-lizard/drifter stereotype might make, or at least listen to, after dark. Its a quintessentially Hospital Productions sound -- deeply satisfying in its mix of black humor laced with flashes of demonic genius." - Hospital Productions.

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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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