TUNES OF NEGATION - Like The Stars Forever And Ever
"Shackleton's Tunes Of Negation ensemble return for a ceremonious second album trip into expansive psychedelic terrain following their acclaimed first chapter with a pineal payload where Gurdjieff meets Conrad Schnitzler in deep dub space. Regrouping Sam Shacketon, Takumi Motokawa, and Raphael Meinhart, with Heather Leigh guesting on album highlight "Naked Shall I Return", Shackleton's open-ended project continues to soar across musical borders with growing confidence in their astral clinamen that suggests themes of impermanence, rebirth, and transcendence. It's primed for gently getting out of your gourd and gliding the astral armchair highways in a way which has signified all Shackleton's best work of late. The six tracks are typically long enough to encourage full mind/body synchronization and immersion, aligning your chakras in a slowly purposeful flow from the cascading organs and babbling drums of "Mountain and Waterfalls", through the spellbinding suspension of Heather Leigh's possessed tongue in acres of Coil-esque synth plumes and militant snares on the outstanding centerpiece, "Naked Shall I Return", with the rolling 15-minute epic "Impermanence" illustrating Shackleton's transition from dubstep pied piper to modern day shaman. Like The Stars Forever And Ever is further evidence of mystic energy still out there in the ether between club music, the after-party-life, and lockdown bedrooms, and a sterling example of Shackleton's vital role in the fabric of contemporary electronic music. Artwork by Zeke Clough. Mastered and Cut by Loop-o. Deluxe gatefold package; edition of 600." - Cosmo Rhythmatic.
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.