Reality Delay


"Frenemas produce ragged electronic atmospherics, inspired by haunted LES squats, crust junkies under the BQE, Bushwick K-2 overdoses, sacred harp singing, rain forests, ASMR, the records of Tolerance, Missing Foundation, Rudimentary Peni, Brian Eno, 80's/early 90's dystopian soundtracks, and pigeons who really control/patrol the cities.

The Brooklyn duo of Chip Kolpen (Chorizo/Triple Hex) and Brad Truax (Home/Soldiers of Fortune/Interpol) formed in 2018. They are anti mind control by artificial intelligence, don't believe in left or right... they're for the children! Crust Ambient is how they've dubbed their sound, striving to provide an anarcho backdrop to the present Gutter New Age dark times.

 Cassettes "1" and "2" were recorded deep within the Polish Hollywood district of Greenpoint, in pre-quarantine 2020, direct to 4 track cassette at G19 studios, and post-mixed by Heather Elle (Flossing, The Wants).

 Released in an edition of 25 hand painted and stickered cassette boxes. Includes DL code.


Reality Delay is a DIY label releasing NYC made music in small hand made editions, and is affiliated with Abasement, the monthly experimental music club that operated between 2015-2020 in the basement of Manhattan's Max Fish." - Reality Delay.

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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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