Debut release from new and promising label from the Netherlands. Their choice for their first release must be applauded as Päivänsäde (from Finland) is a group that many people will hear a lot of this year and for good reason. Their avant-folk sounds may bring to mind other groups such as Avarus, Anaksimandros, and / or Kemialliset Ystävät from their native Finland, but they have their own distinct sound. This cdr has been made available in a numbered edition of 150 copies and precedes their upcoming LP on Eclipse (they are also slated to have an LP release on QBICO perhaps later this year) which promises to be something very special. The cd-rs are silkscreened: white with a yellow painted line (this is the ray of daylight, what Päivänsäde stands for) and our logo. The cd-rs come in a plastic sleeve. There is also a fold-out numbered insert w/ a poem in Finnish and a little additional information. The inserts are numbered 1 -Ǭ- 150 in gold. All this is put into a small fold-out box that comes in red & green (two kinds). On the box is an old photograph w/ the same ray of daylight as on the cd-r." - Whistle Along.
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.