Arbitrary Signs

SPECTRE FOLK - In the Sparkin Age of the Great White Horse

In the Sparkin Age of the Great White Horse is the new cassette from Spectre Folk, nearly 50 minutes of psych-ish folk-leaning rock fog that is destined to melt into your dashboard this summer The tracks are culled and clipped from the sessions that produced Spectre Folks most recent LP, Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo. Here in the sparking age, Pete Nolans mood seems, lighter and brighter -¢‚Ǩ‚Äú theres less mystic nursery hush and a much more saturated stain of the pink-orange ice cream colors of a Pacific sunset. True to form, there are forlorn fingerpickers and some quiet, noisy stretches that feel like a walk alone in the woods at night, but the tape also finds Nolan making organic noises with his noisemaking machinery: a tube amp makes thundercloud sounds on a track thats got the hazy warmth of a summer day begging for a rainshower; synths burble, ominously at first, then dissolve into the a sound like passing cars on the highway, before a couple guitars, intertwined, come in at a glacial gallop marching the tape along. And the albums rockers show Nolans increasing comfort with extended form guitar solos that saunter into and out of wild crescendos and murky valleys like its the easiest, most natural thing in the world for the music to do." - Arbitrary Signs.

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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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