"K9 moved back into the combat area _¢?? Standing now in the Chinese\r\nyouth sent the resistance message jolting clicking tilting through\r\nthe pinball machine _¢?? Enemy plans exploded in a burst of rapid\r\ncalculations _¢?? Clicking in punch cards of redirected orders _¢??\r\nCrackling shortwave static _¢?? Word falling _¢?? Photo falling _¢??\r\nBreak through in Grey Room _¢?? Pinball led streets _¢?? Free doorways _¢??_¢?¬ù In 1997, British maverick label Irdial-Discs collected a selection\r\nof so-called numbers stations or spy stations recordings under\r\nthe title The Conet Project. This plays like a best of of more\r\nthan 30 years worth of secret radio and contains fragments of\r\nAmerican, German, Swedish and Russian transmissions.\r\nBelgian composer Esther Venrooy was given permission to work with\r\nthe material and for the occasion of the celebration of 75 years\r\nof Belgian radio created a highly personal interpretation of the\r\nmediums secret history. Using manipulated sound and collage\r\ntechniques she manages to distill an abstract poetry of sounds\r\nand thereby succeeds in extracting some meaning out of these\r\nhermetic transmissions." - Entracte. Highly recommended! Limited to 300 copies.
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.