LELAND - A Self-Taught, Decathlon Hard Rock Musician
Since the release of Leland Yoshitsus eponymous self-financed debut vinyl outing in 1976, interest in his recordings has stirred and grown on a worldwide scale. A long-out-of-print reissue of his super-rare debut album from 1976 appeared on Contempt records in 1978, titled This Is My World with the accompanying text A Self-Taught, Decathlon, Hard Rock Musician," a profound statement that earns its place as the title to this retrospective edition of the multi-instrumentalists work. This expanded reissue, the first since the 1978 release, includes the caped-crusading psychedelic pioneers self-titled debut plus his 1979 follow-up, Live At Mabuhay Gardens, S.F. Digitally remastered; includes background liners and rare archival photos." - Stoned Circle.\r\n
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.