STARE TASMY (OLD TAPES) - Kryzys Czytelnictwa (Literacy Crisis)
"Stare Taśmy is a Polish typical supergroup, at least by Krakow standards. The musicians have quite an impressive background, including punk, improv, experimental, and even classical music. They've joined forces here to let out a loud shriek of angry disbelief, triggered by the general shape of the current society and the amount of malarkey in Polish public discourse. The album is titled Kryzys Czytelnictwa and consists of six punk, jazz, and religious chants, all combined to form this quite specific, powerful music. The genre they represent (and actually invented, too) is called "dark prog reality stand-up": hysterically serious compositions are filled with sampled voices of politicians, decades-old speeches found on abandoned anonymous cassette tapes and articles from current newspapers read out loud without any changes to the silliness and hatred of the original texts. Because there's no need to criticize anyone anymore, the world is perfect as it is. They just appreciate the details. Stare Taśmy is: Małgorzata Tekla Tekiel - bass; Paulina Owczarek - baritone sax; Tomek Chołoniewski - drums; Marcin Barski - voice and samples." - Fourth Dimension .
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.