Ideal Recordings

IDEALIST, THE - Say Yes To No

"Joachim Nordwall digests and mutates dub in unique industrial style on The iDEAList's almighty follow-up to a tape and 7" in this killer mode, bringing guest vocalists, JA's Nazamba and polymath John Duncan, for a deeply crooked ride worthy of rinse and repeat. Picking up where his raw Early Tactical Experiments In Techno & Dub left off in spring 2019, the rugged styles of Say Yes to No poses only slightly less risk of contracting salmonella with a more stewed and treated suite taking in proper songs starring Nazamba and John Duncan amid all manner of virulent, wayward electro-dub variation. As with his superb tape for Industrial Coast, that wicked 7" with Genesis P-Orridge, and even his recent albums as Joachim Nordwall -- Conventional Wisdom with John Duncan (IDEAL 182LP), and the collaborative CD Communication Is Key -- the iDEALIST naturally highlights fundamental links between dub and noise, the core principles of manipulating sound in space, with a critical blend of tactile playfulness and rigorous pressure. The two vocal cuts are outstanding in their own rights; "Bigga Boss" features Kingston-based poet and playwright Nazamba utterly possessing the opening shot with his baritone growl, rooting the LP at one pole, while John Duncan's equally compelling appearance on a similar riddim in "Tough Doubt" comes to epitomize the project's direct approach toward alloying and allying styles with alchemical suss comparable to The Bug, Ossia, or Andreas Tilliander. Vocals also spill out into the LP's other tracks, but here they're more textural and elusive, scudding thru "Everyone Fucking Relax" in a way recalling DJ Scud's thudding remix of Bong-Ra, or masticated into intelligibility on the amorphous dub-noise lurch of "Inner Space Dub (Insane Version)" and the LP's cataclysmic closer "Say Yes To Dub", which are all held tight in contrast with the more defined techno and electro-dub structures of the LP's club-ready highlights, "The Ecstasy" and "Shit Skull/Golden Mind". It's a hugely enjoyable album -- one that leaves bits in your teef and gets up in your head like a healthy dab of shatter. RIYL: Ossia, DJ Scud, Andreas Tilliander, Jay Glass Dubs. Mastered for vinyl and at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Ideal Recordings .
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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.

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