STAPLETON, STEVEN & TONY WAKEFORD - Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish
-¢‚Ǩ-ì2009 reissue. Originally released by Tursa (UK) in 1992, Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish was the first full-length collaboration between Steven Stapleton and Tony Wakeford. Consisting of an eerie yet beautiful combination of songs and surreal locales, Shellfish remains a unique landmark with qualities not easily found in either the Nurse with Woundor Sol Invictus discographies. With a strong sense of narrative, as in Wakefords vocals on "Lucifer Before Sunrise" and the perpetual tape-music panorama of Stapletons "The Frightened City," the listener is transported to ominous and quite unexpected destinations. Accordingly, these compositions often blur the line between distant dreams and foreboding reality. This deluxe edition includes fully restored original artwork by Babs Santini, plus new visual flourishes and remastered audio by Matt Waldron. Also included is a bonus disc with previously unreleased mixes by Steven Stapleton from the original Shellfishsessions, along with mixes by Tony Wakeford, irr. app. (ext.), Andrew Liles, and Brian Conniffe. All packaged in a sturdy mini-LP gatefold jacket with six-panel full-color booklet.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Robot.
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.