WALKER, RUSSELL - I Never See My Pal

Edition of 100. -¢‚Ǩ-ì-¢‚Ǩ-ìThe classic book, so readable now.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù Footsteps and a passing automobile introduce daily comedy and the droll slake of boredom. Vitrine is honored to announce the newest release by British artist Russell Walker, I never see my pal. Russell Walkers work inhabits an impressive and idiosyncratic sector, from the frayed post-punk of the Phermoans to the synth preambles of the Bomber Jackets. This alone makes Walker an intriguing contemporary figure. His work in the Charcoal Owls, Teleporters and under his own name, on the other hand, paints a Pickmans Model of parochial malaise and out of bounds art rock. I never see my pal compiles, for the first time on cassette, two rare and deleted Savoury Days CDrs. -¢‚Ǩ-ìYou wouldnt have got them if I didnt like-¢‚Ǩ¬¶these. I want these.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù While Side As Willow Session contrasts field recordings with penumbral acoustic sketches, The Thwartee of Side B combines dour shortwave with the eldritch banality of Mark E Smiths the Post-Nearly Man. Musicality is drained of semblance and incidental sound gains fragile primacy. Crude keyboard. Television from the other room. Wind interference. Guitar and voice made strange and uncommon. Words smell of stale beer. The nightmare is the accuracy of life on dreadful display. Casual occurrence falls into inevitability. Heres another chance to pick up two of the most confounding and vital releases of the past five years. -¢‚Ǩ-ìI want to change what people see when they look at me.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Vitrine.
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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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