“For closing in on 10 years now New York-based filmmaker and sound artist Ryan Marino has been crafting a bullet proof discography of grey scale analog abstraction and glacial pace tonal drift, via his own Imminent Frequencies imprint, as well as a number of like-minded underground cassette labels. Crisis of Taste happily issues his foray into vinyl with Marred by Time. Standing apart from the reams of hastily cobbled, indiscriminate pastiche that's become nearly synonyms with the words "tape collage," Marino's debut LP offers a distinctly compositional, even cinematic, approach to textural nether-music. Underpinned by lessons drawn from chance-based and durational neo-classical methodology, Marred by Time presents six discreet pieces of dour birthdeath experience, reworking New Musics to the tune of hell hole tailspin ala Maurizio Bianchi and the Toniutti brothers, all sealed with the icy veneer of your favorite YHR C45. Make no mistake about it though, this is tape music through and through, and it's a sound beholden to no era or identity other than its own. A self-contained plumb through reoccurring, skeletal piano motifs, smothering electronics and granular loop collapse, there is something approaching humor in the manner by which the listener is granted fleeting impressions of sunlight, only to be suffocated under the weight of a nameless, impenetrable dread.” - Crisis of Taste.
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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