Sorta out of left-field, as all of Fire Plays Dub Landing stretches for about 22 minutes, this tape came at me (as always) from an anonymous e-mailer [Fire], and it-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs burning. It-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs like torching your pipe with the hot end of a pistol, considering the j-card art. But completely in a zone that-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs cooked in a bath of dub, stripped of it-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs reel and duct-taped in warps of bow-tie wrapped echos and chambers of colossal infinity. There-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs so much space in the emptiness of Fire Plays Dub Landing that locations feel more like unexplored regions of minds, like going back to that elementary school you once grew up in, looking for nooks and crannies in crevasses you remember, but never actually ventured into. A forgotten nostalgia that follows you in dreams, creeping up like a nightmare, but it-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs really just a blissful sleep paralysis, and laying there in the wonder of wake/REM euphoria, finding Fire in a smashed mirage, will you then come to the odyssey of dub madness. It-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs pure in a silk way that has little pulled sections of strands. It-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs lit and charring into the residual. It-¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs Fire Plays Dub Landing. GRIP THE TAPE!!! - Tiny Mix Tapes.
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.