The Wire

WIRE, THE - #444 February 2021

"Mamer: Beijing's free rock/free music singer and instrumentalist tunes into some deep cosmic vibrations. The Primer: Carla Bley Daniel Spicer provides a user's guide to the recordings, collaborations, experiments and standards that make up the back catalogue of the great jazz composer and pianist. Invisible Jukebox: Mark Fell x Rian Treanor South Yorkshire's premier electronic music family unit enter The Wire's mystery listening pod. Global Ear: Lockdown and social distancing in countries around the world has sparked a renaissance in broadcasting from Brazil to Georgia, South America to South Europe. By Amanda Cavalcanti and Matthew Collin. Unlimited Editions: Jazz In Britain Brian Morton reveals how archive specialists Jazz In Britain are unlocking hot takes from the 1950s, 60s and beyond. Plus interviews with Rob Noyes, Altın Gün, Hiele and more." - The Wire.

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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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