Minds Ear/Imgrat


CD in mini-LP" format with 12 page booklet containing group historical information. Lettered series of 26 in special packaging, each with unique art - signed by the artist. Numbered Series of (474). Contains (4) previously unavailable tracks. For our first release, we selected horNetZ by the Decayes.-Ç Underground, maverick, and DIY to the extreme, this recording combines diverse avant and RIO-Ç influences-Ç with giddy and edgy-Ç experimentalism.-Ç We are proud to re-issue-Ç and preserve this slice-Ç of playful (yet serious!)-Ç weirdness for the benefit of the fans of this band and related material.-Ç Mind"s Ear Records (MERe) was formed to assure the continued existence of certain materials that were in danger of being lost to the listening public. The Landmark recordings are standouts from the underground music scene that have been rescued from obscurity, or, to quote William Burroughs: "to freeze-dry the edifying spectacle for posterity and export". Our interest is partially selfish. These recordings are hard to find and expensive. Moreover, the originals were done on a "shoestring", so the art, packaging, and information contained in them is - to use a kind word - minimal.-Ç What we wanted to do is re-present these recordings with the care and feeding they deserve: as quality artifacts from maverick artists."-Ç - Minds Ear/Imgrat.

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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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