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REVERT, MATTHEW - A Discussion Was Had In Your Absence

Edition of 100. “Of the myriad audio documents produced each year inspired by routine dental surgery mishaps,
Matthew Reverts A discussion was had in your absence must rank among the best. Never one to rest
on his laurels, Revert makes advantageous use of drilled tongue to craft a lisping, protean sound
world that devalues any reasonable expectations we, the listener, may hold. Its a source of no
small personal pride to reflect on the artistic strides Revert has taken since I released his debut
LP Not You [Kye Records] back in 2014, and A discussion was had in your absence lets no one down.
“The passing of those two years has done much to erode the keen structures from Reverts
music. Gone are the lyrical narratives, the concessions to melody, the monumental retrospection.
Instead, we are given three wind-blasted vistas where every gesture, every detail, is reduced to a
smudge. This is music falling from reach, as if somehow Revert tapped the sound of conscious
sedation and gave it identity. We may count ourselves the most fortunate of people that we are
able to profit from his distress.” – Graham Lambkin.
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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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