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MIMINOKOTO - 2

Masami Kawaguchis vocals are this Tokyo trios most identifiable attribute. Taking some cues from High Rise and even Keiji Haino, Kawaguchis wail is controlled yet somehow on the edge at all times. Whether his vocals work for you or not may determine how you take to Miminokoto, but their psychedelic riffage is definitely worthy of note. Bassist Takuya Nishimura and drummer Koji Shimura (formerly of Mainliner and White Heaven) fill out the trio. \r\nRather than going for the fuzz crown like the previously-mentioned High Rise, this threesome seem more inspired by the Velvet Underground. In some ways theres also a bit of No Wave feeling in these songs, an insistent willingness to push the tonalities past the usual. 23 hours, 30 minutes" is the primary example here, a rolling rhythm that chugs along while the guitar is stuck on a couple of repeated, atonal chords. The harrowing vocals, combined with the shimmering guitar, push the song to the outer limits." - Mason Jones, dustedmagazine.com

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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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