fusetron

recent arrivals/ news/ everything/ list of labels/ list of artists/ specials/ second-hand/ contact


by artist / 0-9    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z    V/A \   by label

Artist: DARKSMITH
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"First release from this KILLER new project. Tom Darksmith is from California and has been ruling my head. Great organic sound collage/Vaccuum cleaner shit.. Fans of Hands To, Yeast Culture, etc.. Need to wake up to this dude NOW... More tapes coming soon on Hanson as well. Keep ears PEELED OPEN." -Hanson.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DARKSMITH
Title: Total Vacuum
Format: LP
Label: Hanson
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Debut vinyl from California sound artist Tom Darksmith. Crude musique concrète made using tapes, voice, records, radio, guitar, drums, objects, domestic and field recordings. Assembled on cassette four track 2008-2009. A disturbing collection of sounds...lots of sounds...unknown sounds...I have no clue what is going on on this record....Tom says there is guitar, drums, etc on this...but I dont hear them...what I hear is: The sound of my neighbor weedwacking, the sound of being zipped into a suitcase then shipped via train, ghost voices roaming in sewers, the sound of riding in a helicopter with mid-grade noise reduction earmuffs on, a shitty metal door being locked on a crew of mumbling idiots...and every now and again...a garbage disposal....this is what I hear....no clue what you will hear. A total mystery of perfectly paced organization of dirt sound...not harsh...not mellow...just dirty, weird, and confusing...and to quote the sleevenotes of the first few Queen LPs....No Synthesizers!. Recommended for fans of Yeast Culture, Agog, Joe Colley, Graham Lambkin, Jason Lescalleet, Hands To, etc... Limited to 300 copies with hand-stamped labels, heavy duty two color silkscreened sleeves with the classic Hanson Droll Flaps featuring hilariously dark artwork by the man himself, Tom Darksmith." - Hanson.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DARKSMITH
Title: Countdown to Man in the Clouds
Format: Cass
Label: Nurse Etiquette
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
2010 release. Hand-numbered edition of 94. "in puddles of tape lays a bleeding Tom Darksmith. following a long nite in the back of the van, wasted, smashing his skull into a variety of cassette machines & six packs, obliterated but trying his damndest to channel what its like to be a family man.  a depressing nite to say the least, he is left last man standing armed solely with vile claws and a mound of magnetic filth.  a single, damaged dictating machne remains.  at this point,  as attempting to sift for a message of solace, everything went black.   here are the results.    a modern master of tape manipulation, w/ releases across HANSON RECORDS, CHONDRITIC SOUND, HERMITAGE TAPES, and his own niche hallmark, MOM COSTUME, not only is DARKSMITH a genius, but also one of the most-interesting experimental/improvisational musicians of our time.   edition of 94 hand-numbered cassettes with original artwork from Tom Darksmith." - Nurse Etiquette.
SOLD OUT

Artist: DARKSMITH
Title: Everyone Is Welcome In My Room
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Metaphors contain cracks through which significance slips out. Occurrence without explanation, but with clear purpose and senseless resolve. Vitrine is beside itself with pride to announce the latest release by California tape artist Darksmith. Everyone Is Welcome In My Room sidesteps the trendiness, slickness and hothouse social backslapping which is de rigueur in the contemporary experimental underground. Tom Darksmith follows up an array of CDrs, including an impressive collaboration with Dylan Nyoukis on Chocolate Monk, with thirty minutes of consummate tape music - abstract in vision and deliberate in intent. Each side progresses with the illusion of motionlessness, allowing for wide chasms of broken sound to crackle alongside the hull of an enormous din. Darksmith belongs to a small handful of artists who cannot be tethered to a geographic aesthetic or a timely moment in sound. Instead, he draws from a deep reservoir of rusted electronics, detuned strings and sterling tape music to craft work which is both incredibly contemporary and of its own sounding. If anything, he becomes increasingly intriguing with each subsequent release. Darksmith does not so much interrogate the boundaries of a space as generate a science fictional topography via magnetic tape and electronics. Vitrine is honored to have the opportunity to share this new work by one of the best artists currently working in the form. Limited to 100 copies. Sold out at source." - Vitrine.
SOLD OUT

by artist / 0-9    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z    V/A \   by label