"We are proud to release these previously unreleased early recordings of Macronympha, the most important group in the history of US harsh noise.
Several years ago, while searching Nakajima-san's archives for AUBE master tapes, I came across a stained brown with cigarette tar cassette labeled Macronympha - Unreleased Material, and marveled at its contents. I thought it was too good to let the cassettes sit buried, so I contacted Joseph Roemer to confirm that these were still unreleased material, a mix of live material from WRCT radio station crazy show and other live recording in '92-'93.
The unique technique of mixing the different sources heard on side A, swinging them around from left to right pan in all directions, is characteristic of Macronympha's sound during this period, and the B-side will assault your eardrums with a more boosted, heavy harsh sound.
The cover is made up of three layers, completed by the combination of transparent print sticker on the cassette case , transparent film, andpaper jacket. It is duplicated on the legendary Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck from the 80s." - advaita records
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.