SUN CITY GIRLS - Bright Surroundings Dark Beginnings
2nd CD in the Majora reissue program, this was the 7th Sun City Girls album, first issued on LP-only in 1993. It contains just three long tracks, opening with the ultra-gorgeous Eastern-laced ballad The Venerable Song (The Meaning Of Which Is No Longer Known) -- a track which features a throbbing Alan Bishop bass-line mantra, much exotic Charles Gocher percussion and some unbelievably gliding lip numbness in the vocal dept. -- one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in modern music. "Omani Red Light" is one of those staggering trio cuts where Rick Bishop takes off for outer limits guitar-wise, heavily psychedelic and emotionally expressive, easily blowing away so much "real" psych that we all have to wade through. The final track is "The Multiple Hallucinations of an Assassin" -- a glowing improv-rock instrumental piece of perfectly intense resonance. The sequencing gives you an ideal feel for the mesmerizing frequencies this band was intent on emitting during the height of their live activity years, an era in American music when they were as threatening, confounding and potentially awe-inspiring as anyone that could be named. Yet another classic document." - Majora.
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.