"If Wendy Carlos joined the Shaggs to perform Ravels Mother Goose suite, it might sound like Flybys. If the Albert Ayler ensemble took a break from the Love Cry sessions to score the Rockford Files on portable moog and electric kitchen colander, it might sound like Flybys. If Brian Wilson recreated Stan Kentons City of Glass for the Commodore 64 platform, it might sound like Flybys. If Forever Changes, Martians Go Home and Beefhearts Tropical Hot Dog Night were summarized a la Masterplots on musical 3x5s, it might sound like Flybys. Think of asterisks, park maintenance, telegraph wires and the alpine biathlon. Thats what the Curtains did when they wrote Flybys! They call the Curtains "coming of age" music. Full of sweet accidents and big ideas in small packages, what you get are compact, highly personal compositions, neither hot nor cold, but whimsical, lighthearted, portable and idiosyncratic - the warm inventions and cool abstractions of the thinking mans casual imagination on the move. With members of Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers and Open City, they are certainly a mixed bag, but youll like it! " - Thinwrist.
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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