The Wire

WIRE, THE - #463 September 2022

"On the cover... Neu! + 50 Years Of Motorik A special cover feature on the motorik rock originators Neu! to mark half a century since their game-changing debut album. This two-part special includes a new interview with guitarist Michael Rother by Mike Barnes, and a user's guide to motorik rock by Noel Gardner which follows the road leading from Neu! and Kraftwerk through Stereolab to Circle and beyond. Inside the issue... The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari: Francis Gooding surveys the work of the originators of nyabinghi music and the forefathers of roots reggae, talking to members Sam 'Time' Williams and Calvin 'Bubbles' Cameron about a new edition of their masterwork Grounation; Global Ear: A new generation of musicians including Siriya Ensemble, Damahi Band and Soheil Nafisi are making waves in the jazz rock scene of Tehran inspired by the legendary guitarist Ebrahim Monsefi; Unlimited Editions: Niche German imprint Volke Verlag is specializing in the untold stories of experimental and avant grade music: Epiphanies: Dublab broadcaster Mark 'Frosty' McNeil explains how a life glued to the dial introduced him to radio as a participatory medium; Plus one page interviews with Eddy Kwon, Lenhart Tapes, Imperial Triumphant 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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