GARMENT DISTRICT, THE - If You Take Your Magic Slow
"If You Take Your Magic Slow is the debut full-length LP from multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Barontis The Garment District, with help from a few friends and family_¢‚Ǩ‚Äùher cousin Lucy Blehar provides lead vocals throughout. If You Take Your Magic Slow is very much a structured album with its diverse tracklist meticulously strung together. A mix of surreal instrumentals and subtle turns conjures outdoor walks in transitional atmospheres and landscapes, nature hikes in the city, sunny days that are okay with becoming cloudy, warm music full of feeling that remains comfortably easy-going despite the meticulous care given to its sophisticated orchestration and arrangements. This eclecticism creates something complex yet accessible, loose but direct. Baron mixes pastoral psychedelia with ar_Ü_æul minimalist post-punk experimentation and a subtle approach to library music, soundtracks as _¢‚Ǩ_ìpop,_¢‚Ǩ¬ù with just enough droney dreamy color to fill it all in. If You Take Your Magic Slow doesntit follow any templates or gimmicks: its focus is on being true to its musicality, songwriting, and honest approach to compelling contemporary easy listening_¢‚Ǩ‚Äùsomething we are quite fond of. A perfect summertime record.\r\nIf You Take Your Magic Slow follows Barontis first Garment District recordings, Melody Elder, a 2011 cassette on Night-People, and a 7_¢‚Ǩ¬ù the following year on La Station Radar (featuring a remix from Sonic Boom). The 10-song LP was recorded both with Greg Matecko at Frankenstein Sound Labs in Hazelwood, PA, and at Jennifertis home in Pittsburgh. It features Lucy Blehar on lead vocals, as well as contributions by her brother Jeff Baron (The Essex Green, The Ladybug Transistor); her husband Greg Langel, Matt Booth (bass); and Chris Parker (drums)." - Night People.
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.