You need concentration at an Eye gig. But once youve\r\ndropped into the low, low, stiff-backed chair that\r\nthey provide and put on your goggles, things start to\r\nhappen. Eye are the original Quiet Men with Something\r\nTerrifying to say. And there are very few people who\r\nexit their shows who arent shaking their heads,\r\nglancing sideways, and saying something profound like\r\n...wow... in a half-voice. We at UFM are proud to\r\nrelease this, the first full-length Eye cd, in the\r\nyear that marks 25 years since percussionist (and\r\nthese days samplist non-paralleled) Peter Stapleton\r\nfirst pounded the goblin drums on the very first\r\nrelease on legendary NZ imprint Flying Nun, The Pin\r\nGroups Coat. That hes now playing some of the best\r\ndrums of his life, and that this collaboration with\r\nguitarist Peter Porteous and turntablist Ryan Cockburn\r\n(aka Spit) has all the hallmarks of his truly great\r\ngroups like the Victor Dimisich Band and the Terminals\r\n- i.e. its a band that is truly more than the sum of\r\nits parts, and knows it, and exploits it to become an\r\nentity in legend and dreaming(well, maybe you need to BE THERE to understand that fully, but still.....) - is something to mark\r\nwell. - United Fairy Moons.
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.