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CHESWORTH, DAVID - Industry & Leisure

"Originally released in 1983 as a cassette and an EP containing three tracks -- "The Search", "I Just Thought", and "Schoolbooks Decide" -- by Innocent Records. This is a remastered version of the cassette including a couple of unreleased tracks. Electronic post punk and synth pop waves travel in circles, spiraling around solid blocks of underground experimental rhythmics. A proper treasure in the hidden realm of '80s experimentation, some of the most brilliant occult song lines of music innovation of its era show in these songs. It has the marks of a domestic piece of art where you can hear the anxious tension between the mechanical production of goods, and the need to consume pleasure in your free time; both as unsatisfying, both as devoid of essence. Around this dialectic, we hear the result of homemade repetitive music as a reflection on consumer existence. Not totally conceptual, but very much thought out, the success of these tunes is both its initial idea, and the end product. You can hear a solitary room of composition, and an art gallery of exhibition with interacting bodies. The imaginative sound design, and actual very catchy composition make this one of the most memorable entries in the fertile innovative music canon of its time. David Chesworth (born 1958, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom) is an Australian-based interdisciplinary artist and composer. Known for his experimental and at times minimalist music, he has worked solo, in post-punk groups (Essendon Airport, Whadya Want?), electronic music, contemporary ensembles, and experimental performance. Industry & Leisure was partly written while Chesworth was Artist In Residence at the Praxis Community Art Foundation in Fremantle, in 1981. RIYL: A Certain Ratio, Talking Heads' Remain In Light mixed with Dark Day, Ike Yard, Din A Testbild, Marc Barreca." - B.F.E.

 

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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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