GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS - Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018
"This collection of scarce and sought-after recordings was originally released by Louder Than War and sold out pretty much straight away. Girls In Synthesis have quickly forged a fearsome reputation as one of the most exciting and volatile live acts in London. In equal parts frantic, considered, ear-splitting and melodic. Pre/Post sees Girls In Synthesis compile their three previous EP releases and also sees inclusion of their debut single The Mound/Disappear, never released before on vinyl. Experimentation has seen them transgress the punk bracket into something more original and unique while stage shows present a complete and controlled spectacle, with the group moving from playing on stage to dragging equipment into the audience, desperately trying to remove the group/audience barrier. Their explosive shows have seen them hand-picked for support slots with bands as disparate as Bad Breeding, Slaves, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Wolf Alice, Warmduscher, and Damo Suzuki. The lopsided, fuzz groove of "Disappear" rubs shoulders with the bass-driven, future crowd favorite "The Mound" to add up to a frantic and stripped-back, stunning calling card. Follow up EP Suburban Hell saw the group develop the sonic aspects of their music, with the harshness ramped up and subtle but powerful production aspects pushing songs like "Suburban Hell" and "Phases" into harsh, noise-punk territory. Second EP, We Might Not Make Tomorrow, added a slight melodic edge to the previous aural bludgeon, whilst the lyrics to songs like the title track, "Sentient" and "Tainted" explore deeper issues such as the threat of nuclear war, animal cruelty and the outcome of the USA presidential election. The third EP, Fan The Flames, further presses into deeper lyrical territory, with songs focusing on government neglect, anxiety, and mental health issues. The production receives even further toughening up and also features the group's first foray into spoken word in "Howling", albeit with a glitchy, unmusical, harsh noise backdrop." - Harbinger Sound .
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.