"Negative Nancies exist in their own universe, sounding unlike anything else in New Zealand past or present. The songs evolve organically through rehearsal room experimentation yet, amid the art punk chaos, an irrepressible undercurrent of pop melodicism and moments of eerie psychedelic calm shine through the Casio+guitar+drums+vocals noise. Negative Nancies don't play by anyone's rules. Songs unfold in unusual ways with somber glory, impish mischief, wired anxiety or manic glee. It makes sense until it doesn't any more, and vice versa -- less Dada than Dunedina -- filtering observations about everyday human behavior and existential absurdity through an organic wild-yeast approach to song creation and performance. They don't want to be banned; they just want to play in a band. The recording brings out all the band's rickety fizzing danger and punk energy. Heatwave sounds like it was recorded in a concrete basement with mains leads running through puddles of water, everything crackling with arcing live electricity and a sense of danger. Maybe it was... who knows? Negative Nancies are an intergenerational conglomeration of musical explorers. Mackay and Smith have emerged from the subterranean shadows of Dunedin's experimental music scene -- their Richard Maybe's Passion for Nature duo performing at Audio Foundation's Lines of Flight, and Nowhere experimental music festivals -- while Elborado was a member of '80s and '90s underground Flying Nun recording artists such as The Terminals, Scorched Earth Policy and The Shallows." - OCCULTATION (UK)
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.