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HAPPY DEAD MAN - Vines Grow Between My Eyes

"W.David Oliphant, well known for his visionary work with industrial outfit Maybe Mental, dark ambient ritual group Life Garden, his huge solo-output, and various collaborations with the Bishop brothers, Michael Pistrui (Fat Gray Cat), and Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Dwarfs Of East Agouza, Invisible Hands, Clandestine Quartet) came together in Arizona in February 2020 to record an album in two days. Nobody could guess that it would land this far beyond expectations. Prepared computer (W.David Oliphant) and acoustic guitar (Alan Bishop) are the only instruments used, together with the charismatic voice of Alan Bishop, and featuring the vocal talents of Michael Pistrui. The result is a one-of-a-kind album, impossible to categorize, warlock cabaret, absurd and macabre, directly from the darkrooms of the mind. Morbid flowers, Vaudevillian cinema, psychedelic wastelands, the cross between Sun City Girls and Einstürzende Neubauten. While the lyrics immediately burn images into the listeners brain, the electronic/acoustic sound varies between western/non-western Industrial Folk. The Blixa Bargeld-ish "I Civilized You", the title giving "Dead Gardens" and the fake-Eastern influenced "A Memory" through which the spirit of the Sun City Girls seems to float, are centerpieces of the album. Pure magic witchcraft, never rock. A soundtrack for the darkest film noir you've never watched. Vines Grow Between My Eyes will be released in a deluxe gatefold cover, with all lyrics printed on the inside. One-time pressing." - Unrock .
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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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