TROUBLE BOOKS - Love at Dusk

"The follow-up to 2012s well-received Concatenating Fields, Love at Dusk finds the Ohio-based husband/wife duo of Keith Freund and Linda Lejsovka further developing their enchanting approach to songwriting, one which juxtaposes highly-detailed sound design and synthesis techniques with beguiling pop sensibilities. After a brief but labyrinthine opener, Profile of Woman in Silk Hood" blooms seductively into being, with Lejsovkas vocals set adrift over a bed of constantly evolving synths that surround a driving bass line and propulsive drum machine arrangement. Its simultaneously airy and dense, abstracted and familiar -- and its a prime example of what makes the Trouble Books sound so unique and arresting. Later, "Unfolded" conjures a plaintive atmosphere from panning oscillations and a hopeful piano refrain. The instrumental masterfully navigates a space between optimistic and chary, a tension which plays out throughout the record and encapsulates well the feelings of excitement and uncertainty that characterize pregnancy and childbirth (Lejsovka was pregnant with the couples first child during the gestation of the album). With Love at Dusk, Trouble Books present what is arguably their finest work to date, an album of songs that feels both honest and matured and wears its influences (both musical and lived) proudly on its sleeves. Trouble Books are Keith Freund and Linda Lejsovka. The album was mastered by James Plotkin. Artwork was designed by Jacob Feige. Includes a download code. Released in a run of 400 copies." - MIE.

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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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