Cyalume & Argonzer


"A documentation of a music happening recorded at Judson Hall, NYC. Sept 8-9, 11-13, 1964 with a stellar line-up that includes James Tenney on piano, David BehrmanMax NeuhausAlvin LucierAllan KaprowNam June PaikAllen Ginsberg, and Jackson Mac Low. The idea, Allan Kaprow director explained, is "a collage of music and action". The music was electronic, but the action was clearly electrifying as Karlheinz Stockhausen's Originalewas presented as the top event od Manhattan's Second Annual Avant-Garde Festival. from the program original notes: the artist got on a ladder and, from a height, dropped eggs, paprika and stuff on a sheet of plastic, making a wonderful action painting. In the background was the electronic music. Of course there was Allen Ginsberg, who recited a poem, using a few phrases that caused nervous giggles from some young ladies in the audience. Allen Ginsberg was dressed in his usual formal dress for concert work: blue jeans, red shirt open at the neck, a jacket of sorts, even shoes. The evening was a triumph of organization. lest you think that the whole is not greater than the parts, consider how the following materials were so cannily used: live musicians (saxophone and percussion, the latter ending up undressed save for red leotards), a walkie‐talkie, a film sequence, a piano decorated with flowers, and stuff in its innards, a clothes-rack, pillows, hi‐fi equipment, a newspaper boy, kids erecting constructions from wooden blocks, a big clock, newspaper obits, a scaffolding, the audience itself, apples thrown around, a monologue in Greek, one from Shakespeare, insane laughter. Silk screened cover art, with xerox insert reproducing Time Magazine review of the performance -- published 9/18/64. Includes photo of Charlotte Moorman stripping." - Cyalume & Argonzer.
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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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