Terrestrial Tones is the home recorded project of roommates Dave Portner\r\n(Avey Tare of Animal Collective) and Eric Copeland of Black Dice, published\r\nby an emerging label in the underground noise scene, Psych-o-Path records. Blasted, their debut record combines a creepy parade of burlesque musicalia with the\r\nunderwater travels of a submarine 20,000 leagues under the sea. Deep almost\r\nunrecognizable vocals hidden in layers of sub-bass warbles are reminiscent\r\nof work on the Charhizma Label, particularly Christof Kurzmann and his\r\ncollaborations with Dafeldecker and dieb13.\r\nLikewise there are nods to the diverse almost pop-twitch of Dat Politics and\r\nthe polyrhythmic patterns of the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction projects. It_جø¬_??s\r\na dance music record (microtonal future extremely abstract dance) for people\r\nwho like to wiggle to shoes tumbling in washing machines with monkey cymbals\r\nand puppet shows.\r\nIt is serious yet unpretentious, even whimsical, and will appeal to fans of\r\nexperimental electronics, IDM, Throbbing Gristle and related, the drones and squeals of Black Dice and the\r\nnouveau pop psychedelia of Animal Collective. - Psych-o-Path. 2004 release.
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.