Glass Redux release Endless Futures by Richard Youngs. White 180 gram vinyl; Limited edition of 500. Richard Youngs on the record: Drum machine, bass guitar, electric guitar, voice. Four sounds on four tracks of tape, mixed to computer with minimal embellishment. This LP, released especially for Record Store Day 2018, is something like how I wished I had sounded when I was 12. But, I hadnt the technology, some of it didnt even exist. Nor the ability, I was still learning. Nor the voice, it was yet to break. Endless Futures is a record of two halves, yet of a piece. The sprawling title track that occupies the entirety of the first side contrasts with the short, sharp shocks of songs that comprise the second side. Both are re-imagined punk rock. But, this isnt music of the past. Re-purposing the music of my early adolescence takes me to a new musical zone, one in which the niceties of ornament are discarded in favour of directness. It isnt about being pretty, it is about saying something. With improvised lyrics, the message is of the moment. And, if all points in time are equally real, this eternal present of looking back is our Endless Future." - Glass Redux.
"Imagine Richard Youngs as the junior member of a cabal of prolific and puritanical English musician-mystics, including The Falls Mark E Smith, Van der Graaf Generators Peter Hammill, Martin Carthy and The Clangers composer Vernon Elliot, and still his nature will elude you" - Stewart Lee, Sunday Times.
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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