2012 -- long awaited repress; originally reissued by Incus in 2002. Reissue of one of the most obscure Bailey releases ever, from the long long defunct Morgue label of Japan (run by the legendary promoter Aquirax Aida). Derek has been trying to buy back the masters to this one for a decade+ and has finally succeeded! All tracks are solo guitar (acoustic & electric), the first disc features studio recordings with titles taken from Byrons Don Juan; the 2nd disc features live recordings from Nagoya and Kalavinka -- all recorded 1978. Incus has acquired the masters of New Sights Old Sounds, the double solo album Derek Bailey recorded for the Morgue Iabel in 1978. Issued in Japan in 1978 it has been out of print since 1979. It is now issued as a double CD on Incus with the original artwork."" -Incus.
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.