Disasters By Choice

SKRIMA - Tapes

"Disasters By Choice presents Tapes, the debut release from Sicilian sound artist Skrima. Skrima on the release: "Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the far off, faded, almost muffled sounds, melodies and harmonies coming into my room from outside sources. I would record these sounds, with a recording device and microphones of various quality levels, and then modify them with various effects over many years; this was my secret passion. I called this kind of work, with those old tapes, 'the sound from next door, or, the neighbor's sounds'. Over the years, the instruments I use to complete the sound layers haven't changed; I continue to use various defective Casio keyboards, a semi-acoustic Hofner bass, a myriad of effects and cables, and an old analog, multi-effect EKO multitone from the 1960s. Listening again to the tracks for the finalization of this album, it was interesting to see that my conception hasn't changed over the years, despite my exposure to many kinds of music, from all different genres and times." All the tapes were recorded between 1981 and 1983, whereas the added effects and mixing on four tracks was done between 1983 and 1986, with all being reworked in 1999. Issued here on white vinyl, with a special cover incorporating volcanic ash; Edition of 200." - Disasters By Choice .
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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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