"Id-Dar Tal-Missier (Maltese for "The House of the Father") is the new solo album from yndi halda founding member James Vella. James wrote and performed all the instrumentation on Id-Dar Tal-Missier, recording largely at home on his own setup, creating finished pieces layer-by-layer. Though the main body of composition is based on guitar and voice, Vella's list of instruments also includes banjo, cello, organ, xylophone, an ancient Chinese harp named guzheng, and drumkit, amounting to subtle and intelligent arrangements and beautiful textures. A few contributions from Vella's friends also grace the record: Mercury nominee C Duncan lends a lush choral vocal arrangement to "Banana Moth" and yndi halda co-founder Daniel Neal performs violin across several pieces. Often inspired by non-musical forms, Vella writes that Id-Dar Tal-Missier was instead created under the influence of sensory experiences. He lists filmmakers, Werner Herzog and Apichatpong Weerasethakul; the TV show Stranger Things; his dog Sully; the ("painstaking") process of writing his first novel; books by Cormac McCarthy, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, John Cheever, and Carson McCullers; visits to India, South America, and the Middle East. The artwork for Id-Dar Tal-Missier is based on photographs by James's father Mark who, since his retirement from medicine, has entered the world of nature photography. These photos were taken in Myanmar in early 2018; they reference the openness and immediacy of everything." - Blank Editions .
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.