FOUST, SCOTT - The Hero Retreats From The World And Fulfillment
"Brand new DVD of my brand new solo show premiered in March 2007 at The Gladtree festival. Since there seems to be some confusion and bewilderment regarding my other solo performance, The Four Accomplishments, I thought I would explain The Hero in an attempt to clarify the processes involved. The Four Accomplishments was somewhat concerned with a live presentation of Cinema Discrepant. (The First Accomplishment, Lecture Tour, has no live sound whatsoever. This theme is continued throughout The Four Accomplishments although the sound poetry and weeping are live.) The Hero does not concern itself with this element at all except in the obvious use of the bird backing tape for my lecture that was delivered well after dark. I wanted The Hero.. to rely less on theatrical devices and more on my outstanding personality and performance skills. After the short dance introduction to set the mood, the backing tape for The Hero itself is just a somewhat oscillating synth drone that cuts out every few minutes and intensifies at the finish. Everything else is live voice and radio. The radio reception at The Tavern (The Tavern! You cant drink or smoke in there. Why not call it The Hospital?) was poor, so the radio is mostly hiss or shortwave sounds. I had specific areas for each segment of The Hero...that I wanted to investigate. Since I am one of the best radio players in the world, the poor reception was no real hindrance. Let the viewer decide. The only thing that concerns me is results." -Pineapple Tapes.
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.