"In 1994 / 95 I was a full-time student and later a part time library worker.
Recording this stuff was way more fun.
I had a cheap audio technica mic.and three tracks left on my Fostex X15. My drums sat in the corner of the lounge in front of the stereo. The Fostex was on a stool beside me, the mic out front. I taped the drums then wrote songs over the top.
My amp lived in town at the practice room, so these were done with an acoustic guitar and a semi- acoustic bass in front of the mic. There’s some casiotone, tv and drum machines. At some point I got a digital delay and moved up to four tracks. I got more gain recording through my Hot Cake, so that’s a big part of the way things sound.
I had no memory of this tape until Independent Woman Records asked if they could release it.
It’s bombastic and noisy, rough and loose with a tape saturated sound.
I hope you enjoy it." - Blair Parkes
"Blair Parkes was in a "deep cut" Christchurch outfit called All Fall Down who released a 12" on Flying Nun in the 80s and another group in the 90s called Creeley with an ex Sneaky Feeling. Weird "lo fi" guitar pop. Edition of 20." - Independent Woman
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.