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Hospital Productions

RAINFOREST SPIRITUAL ENSLAVEMENT - Papua Land Where Spirits Still Rule

Completing the reissue cycle of Rainforest Spiritual Enslavements ambient invocations, Papua Land Where Spirits Still Rule, originally released on four cassettes in 2012, is rendered in this new remaster by Paul Corley (Oneohtrix Point Never, Tim Hecker, Ben Frost) and sacrificed to vinyl for the first and last time on Hospital Productions. Slotting alongside five previous vinyl reissues of the original tape editions released over the course of 2017, Papua loops back to the start of the saga, affording a clearer and more immersive way into one of Dominick Fernows most (oc)cultish projects. The eight-track dosage of Papuagenerated a wave of speculation as to its shadowy provenance back in 2012. It sounded little like anything else in circulation and left heads genuinely floundering for answers to its riddling track titles and extreme aesthetics; a steeply evocative combination of near-infrasonic sub-bass tones and cold but humid environmental sounds laced with slow, looping, tribal rhythms. It took at least another year before the project was revealed as an outlet for Hospital Productions capo Dominick Fernow, who had been quietly taking the opportunity to explore a sound putatively unfamiliar to his better known projects. Yet, with hindsight, its now easier to hear RSE as an inverse, endothermic alternative to the raging energies of his Prurient output or the searing, propulsive combustions of Vatican Shadow, for example. In stark contrast to proceeding instalments increasing track lengths, Papua is comprised of eight relatively concise parts, with each side of vinyl relating to one of the original tapes. The A side seeps into consciousness in frightening style with Paul Corleys remaster now bringing the long, slippery sub-bass descent of There Are Many Powerful Spirits Living In The Hills And Stones And It Is Not A Good Idea To Disturb Them" to life with uncanny psychoacoustic subtlety, before hypnotic rhythms take possession for the duration and the listener is eventually deposited at the bombed-out ambient ecology of "The Spirit Was Angry And Froze The Bulldozer So It Could Not Move. The Bulldozer Is Still There Today." What occurs between those points defies description in the manner of the strongest psychedelics, and likewise, requires deep immersion for full comprehension. RIYL: Coil, Demdike Stare, Prurient, Brian Eno / Jon Hassells Fourth World (1980). Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Edition of 500." - Hospital Productions.

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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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