"Amish is pleased to officially announce a new release from Humboldt Countys finest contemporary experimental unit, Starving Weirdos. A couple of years in the making, Land Lines (AMI-044) documents a vital step in the evolution and refinement of Starving Weirdos freeform improvisational practices, as well as its infamous and highly disciplined studio practices. The recording of these sessions was initiated around the time of the 2010 On Land festival in San Francisco, when the projects core nucleus of Brian Pyle and Merrick Mckinlay expanded to include a larger than usual cast of players, including Steve Lazar, Monica Chavez, David Krepinevich and Amiee Hennessey. Specific tracks (Captured" and "Dreams" and "Lexicon") debuted at that festival, while other sessions documented on this release feature the long-standing trio of Pyle, Mckinlay and Lazar. One notable addition to the Starving Weirdos sound is the voice of Aimee Hennessey, who delivers vocal incantations on two tracks ("In Our Way" and "Change in the Lexicon"). Land Lines chronicles Starving Weirdos most focused and structured release to date, with pieces that import a distinctly European flavor into the sound of this distinctly Northern California project." - Amish.
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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