• 1st vinyl reissue of the limited 1995 CD on Alastair’s own label Next Best Way
  • Limited pressing of 400 copies

  • Dunedin, New Zealand musician whose career started in the band The Rip (Flying Nun.) He’s also played in Plagal Grind, and A Handful Of Dust

  • Founding member of the legendary Xpressway label

  • Alastair’s album Mass made The Wire magazines top 50 records of 2010

  • Debut release on reissue label Otic curated by mastering engineer and musician Joshua Stevenson (Otic Sound, Staked Plain, Von Bingen, Cast Exotic Archives, JOMF, )

"Talisman was originally released 1995 on Alastair's own label 'Next Best Way.' It was the debut CD on his imprint and has never been issued on vinyl. Having been charmed by this album since its release, Otic is proud to release this seminal work on vinyl for the first time. Featuring guest appearances by Nigel Bunn, Shayne Carter, and David Mitchell.

"Talisman is probably Galbraith's first masterpiece, which builds upon the strengths of Plagal Grind, his previous release Morse and work with “A Handful of Dust.” It's darker, more experimental, but still blessed with the brittle beauty of Galbraith's most confessional sketches: the black bile of 'Policeman on Ether' is washed away forthwith by the soothing chords of 'Coast Road'."
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Galbraith's solo career has included numerous early cassettes and 7"s on Xpressway label, as well as albums on labels such as Corpus Hermeticum, Siltbreeze, Drag City, Emperor Jones, Time Lag, Feel Good All Over and Table of the Elements. He has also recorded ten albums with Bruce Russell (Dead C) under the name A Handful of Dust." - Otic.

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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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