"die ANGEL, the duo project of Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan Sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus, aka Schneider TM, starts its third decade of sonic explorations with the release of album #10 which bears the programmatic title, Utopien I. die ANGEL (or just ANGEL in the early days) was born in 1999 during a joint European tour of Pan Sonic and Schneider TM with the aim to use electronics, string instruments, and effect loops to develop a sonic world that goes beyond fixed structures and clearly defined genres. Coming from different musical backgrounds proved quite an advantage for the duo as it meant that Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan Sonic) and Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) had to find their particular modus operandi: communication through noise and action, instant composition, spirit. Over the course of over two decades now, die ANGEL crafted a catalog of nine albums released on labels like Editions Mego or Edition Telemark that were recordings of either the core duo or featured like-minded artists like cellist Hildur Gudnasdottir, Oren Ambarchi, Lucio Capece, or BJ Nilsen. die ANGEL delve deep into the microcosms of tones, shaping nuanced layers of abstract sound that integrate elements of musique concrète, minimal music, industrial, noise, blues, and psychedelia, and yet bear the unmistakable die ANGEL signature. Utopien I is not only the duo's latest effort (featuring Oren Ambarchi) but also a clear political call: in a world of a general decline, we need new ideas and approaches to design the future. 180 gram vinyl; includes download code." - Karlrecords .
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.