"First ever reissue on any format of the debut release from Gate, long-running solo outfit of Dead C's Michael Morley. Originally released as a cassette on Morley's own Precious Metals imprint in 1989, Fabrica is proud to excavate this early statement and lay it across three sides of vinyl. For 30 years Morley has maneuvered Gate through guitar squall, electronica, drone, and acoustic ventures, but on "Fear of Music" we're treated to smeared guitar-based noise rock in the tradition of early Sonic Youth, Total, the bedroom indie folk of Sebadoh, and fellow kiwis Dadamah. Alternately sprawling and propulsive, shifting in and out of focus with drum machine and concrete elements topped off with Morley's unmistakable croon, this gem of the New Zealand underground is presented anew in all its hazy luster. Edition of 300 in gatefold sleeve with download card included. Mastered for vinyl by the incomparable Tim Stollenwerk." - Fabrica.
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.