"Starfuckers: one of the most elusive and provocative Italian experimental rock bands of the '90s. The title of this new and previously unreleased album comes as a quote from Lydia Lunch when at one of their concerts, she commented: "It sounds like an eternal soundcheck." Recorded live between 9th and 10th of April 1999, The Eternal Soundcheck consists of just one sound portion from a six hours long concert held at "Link" in Bologna, one of the most important Italian underground clubs of the time. This was some sort of conceptual piece specially conceived for the "Distorsonie" festival. An extremely intense performance based on the idea of liberation of sound and physical exhaustion. Originally meant to be released on Drunken Fish, eventually, the original tapes got irreversibly damaged, and the music contained in this album is the only surviving portion. About forty minutes of ongoing performance, no editing, no overdubs, just pure, irreverent Starfuckers sound art performed by the core group of Manuele Giannini (guitar, echoplex, vocals), Alessandro Bocci (synth, sampler, turntable, effects), and Roberto Bertacchini (drums)." - Spittle Archive.
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.