MEGAPTERA - Near Death

"Immerse yourself in the mysterious and haunting world of Megaptera, a captivating music project that pushes the boundaries of industrial and dark ambient genres. Initiated by Peter Nyström alongside Mikael Svensson, with the participation of Magnus Åslund, Megaptera embarked on a sonic journey into the heart of darkness, where atmospheric textures and chilling soundscapes intertwine. Prepare to be transported to the edge of consciousness with the Urashima's vinyl reissue of Near Death. Originally released on Sound Source in 1991, this pivotal album not only marked the inception of the Megaptera project but also carved a niche for itself in the annals of dark ambient and industrial music. From the first notes, Near Death envelops the listener in an uncanny aura, a sense of foreboding that guides you through its enigmatic passages. The album is a testament to the trio's ability to manipulate sound, sculpting it into a chilling narrative that unfolds across its tracks. The atmospheric textures evoke a sense of unease, while the pulsating rhythms create a hypnotic rhythm that carries you along the journey. The layers of sound intertwine, creating an intricate web that seems to echo the labyrinthine corridors of the subconscious. Urashima's vinyl reissue captures the essence of Near Death in its purest form. The tactile experience of placing the needle on the vinyl and allowing the album to unfold as intended by the artists adds a new dimension to the sonic journey. The haunting melodies and unsettling textures resonate even more powerfully, making this reissue not just a reproduction but a revival of the album's visceral impact. Megaptera is not for the faint of heart; it is an invitation to confront the shadows that reside within us all. Through its intense sonic explorations, the project beckons listeners to embrace the darkness and embark on a journey that delves into the most primal aspects of human experience." - Urashima
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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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