Enabling Works

SNOOKS - Unfinished Business

"Available now is the much belated debut album of SnoOks, a selection of No Wave Synth Beat with spoken word and vocals, by Eric Svensson and the late Jim Shepard.   
In the early 80's, when Jim was composing for his bands Vertical Slit and Skullbank, he got in touch with Eric (aka Doktor Liborius) who inspired him with his fresh experimental music and Jim suggested it could be a vehicle for his lyrics. They started exchanging recordings via mail, between Sweden and the US. Jim was ambitious about the collaboration, performed many of the selections live on stage on several occasions, and some drafts appeared on his solo albums later on. One could argue that he saved some of his most poetic work for this project. The release of an album was discussed, but it never happened as Jim went on to focus on his group V-3, and the SnoOks business was left unfinished. 
This is the first official release with Jim Shepard since 1998, digitalized from the original tapes, remixed, remastered, and DMM pressed onto 140gr vinyl. A download code is included." - Enabling Works.  

'Doktor Liborius never met Jim Shepard. In 1977, a fanzine article caught the attention of the young Liborius. It spoke of an auto-produced LP (remember those?) featuring experimental soundscapes and raw power. The creator of this album was a Mr. James Shepard. Liborius found his number, called and friendship immediately started to sprout...' - selection from Unfinished Business CD liner notes.
'Treenas Strobe Light Party' from the 1995 Siltbreeze LP 'Picking Through the Wreckage with a Stick)', but the majority of material found on Unfinished Business has never before seen release until now. Weighing in at a hefty 80+ minutes of live and studio recordings spread over two compact discs (one of which aurally projects you to Staches 1984 with SnoOks opening for luminary/avant-garde composer John Cale of Velvet Underground fame - the audience was baffled), this collection will intrigue and mesmerize both the casual fan and the Shepard aficionado alike." - Mental Telemetry.
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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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