Rope Pores is the second in a series of books presented by Heavy Tapes in an attempt to document the amazing visual talents and obsessions of some of contemporary experimental musics finest practitioners. Nate Nelson plays drums, percussion, and electronics in the 21st-century caveman destruction group Mouthus, and also lends his amazing talents to keep the beat for NY out-rock group Religious Knives. Fans may know his visual work from the series of covers he has done for the nearly 20 CDRs released by Mouthuss "Our Mouth" label, which range from tight and thin towers of ink to overblown contrasting visions. "Rope Pores" is a repetitive and incredible journey toward scraping away the painfully thin layer separating the concrete and the abstract. Through thin lines, tight pockets, and sprawling organic structures, Nelson presents an intense and storied vision, along with an accompanying and beautiful piece of music -- a tape composition composed over roughly the same period of time that the visual work was being completed. Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist." -Heavy 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.