"On Jubilee, Los Angeles based artist Robert Takahashi Crouch conjures a profoundly personal vibrational landscape. The edition, which is a mediation on, and suture for experiences of conflict and violence, Jubilee merges longform low-frequency drone work against a reductive sense of harmony. It is a record of hushed intensity, punctuated with moments of ascendant dynamism. Jubilee, whilst innately personal at its heart, is ultimately invitational in that it affords a space in which the listener becomes paramount, their narrative and reflections in the moment as critical and valuable as those of the album's creator. Includes poster. From Robert Takahashi Crouch: "The three tracks that comprise Jubilee are deeply personal reflections on significant events in my life, joyful and traumatic, and the larger social contexts that inform my own understanding of these experiences. As much as my sexuality and ethnicity have positioned me as someone looking in from the margins, I am also cognizant of those spaces I occupy as a member of the dominant culture: I perform masculinity in a relatively traditional manner, and I am often presumed to be white . . . Two of the three tracks were refined over the course of a few years where they were performed publicly. The idea of a shared listening experience is embedded in how I thought of this record. At its core, the album is about creating a space for self-forgiveness. In 2021, this seems like an important element missing in larger cultural conversations. I remember during the 2008 U.S. recession seeing Hakim Bey's writing about the concept of the jubilee gaining increased visibility. Bey described the jubilee as a long-neglected Judeo-Christian celebration where 'all debts were cancelled, lands were returned to their traditional inhabitants, slaves and prisoners were set free, all taxes were suspended, fields lay fallow, gleaning rights were extended to all, people quit their labors and joined in all manner of feasting and revelry.' Originally written in 1992, his essay was also a call to collective action to reinstate the law of jubilee at a time when the fundamental instability of American capitalism was approaching a breaking point. While Bey's utopian vision of a 'grand jubilee' failed to materialize at that time, the concept of forgiveness, and by extension contrition, as a joyful and celebratory collective action has incorporated itself into an imagining of how we might reshape our understanding of community." - Room40 .
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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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