Modern Love


"Paloma, meaning the symbol of peace, a white dove, is the fourth LP by Laila Sakini, and her debut for Modern Love. Invoking hope, in hopeless times, is perhaps the central aim of this album -- which has links and references to similarly spirited exercises: the aspirations of Veronica/Veronique to fatefully discover herself through song in Kieslowski's The Double Life of Veronique, a high school band readying their first performance, a theater production cutting stars and props to decorate their small but important production. Endeavors, fraught with risk of failure and which are quintessentially naive, are attempted with whatever material is within reach. In Paloma, piano and recorder form the core instruments, with a reluctant vocal, a borrowed violin, some glockenspiel, a timbale. Sakini sings of reflections, shadows, optical illusions, tricks of light, tricks of the mind, secret meanings, magic and mysteries. Charged and coded, forlorn and impressionistic, it's a mystifying album of unapologetically elementary instrumentation, arranged with cinematic ambitions. Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and performer Laila Sakini is London based, but Melbourne born. Her works include Like A Gun (EP), Vivienne (LP), Strada (EP), Into The Traffic, Under The Moonlight (LP), Princess Diana of Wales (ACOLOUR 038LP) and her 2017 collaboration with poet Lucy Van, Figures (BKEDIT 022LP). Laila has been featured in The Wire Magazine, graced the cover of Switzerland's cult Zweikommasiben music magazine, been featured on BBC1, in Frances' Les Inrockuptibles, LA's AQNB, Belgium's Gonzo magazine, Italy's Blow Up and in several specials on NTS Radio, LYL, Dublab and Red Light." - Modern Love .
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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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