Optimo Music release the new album from Jacob Yates, The Hare. The Moon. The Drone. Not only is Yates one of the labels all-time favorite artists from Glasgow, but he is one their favorite artists from anywhere. Criminally unknown except to a few who have been long transfixed by his recordings and performances, we hope this release will open a few more ears to his wondrous musical world. The Hare. The Moon. The Drone. is the third album from Jacob Yates. This recording finds the band exploring dark hawthorn hedged lanes, moors, and suburban, new build estates. Theres something more earthy about the songs but the menace and darkness remains. Musically there is a big shift on this album, a field recording of a folk band from a dark, pine-filled glen. The opener, The Car" sets the scene for the rural side of the album, dank and stone cold. The tracks then shift through the woods, people turn into animals, passing a sunlit glade, you will hear a love song. Cassie Ezeji closes the side sweetly lamenting in Gaelic as the snow falls. The second side is a more urban affair opening with despair in a bedroom in Belgium, youll visit a faith healer and drop in on your lonely mother. Lovatt recounts the story of a karaoke-addicted murderer before you finally go home to the new build just outside of town where the pylons tower over Michael and his sister Rachel. Its a journey you can go on, looking out of the window of the bus, glimpses of lives glide by, cards on seats promise to help you. Ding! Its time to get off." - Optimo Music.
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.