"In its 18th edition, zweikommasieben once again collects numerous suggestions for how one can arrive at other perceptions of the world and make use of them. The many artists, musicians, and contributors featured tell of other ways of seeing and hearing, other ways of experiencing. Artists are experts at developing new perceptions. For example, when new contexts for performances or presentations are sought -- like Gerben de Louw for the Dutch label Queeste. Meanwhile, performer Sue Tompkins emphasizes how different contexts and locations can serve as catalysts for other occasions. And Nkisi not only has another view of the world, but choses the very possibility of looking at other worlds as a pseudonym. In Bogomir Doringer's project I Dance Alone, another view was developed in the modern sense of media technology: he hangs cameras from the ceilings of clubs and festival tents, in order to look at the dance floor from a bird's-eye-view. Here, a new way of seeing turns into language -- just like a new way of hearing sounds can fuel new writing, as Alexander Iadorola shows in his poetic review of the mineral sounds of Lechuga Zafiro and Catherine Christer Hendrix. All of these attempts and experiments are the inspiration for a magazine that not least sets out to document contemporary music and sounds through such a diversity. Instead of presenting one single perspective, zweikommasieben hopes that their astonishment at the artistic knowledge developed through these various new efforts will be shared by its readers. Interviews with Acolytes, DJ Heroin, DJ Lycox, Eartheater, Lorenzo Senni, Nkisi, Sue Tompkins, Upsammy, and Vladimir Ivkovic; portraits of Queeste -- essays on mineral sounds, artistic research on dancefloors, platform capitalism and noise, as well as a photo essay of crowds at Rewire Festival -- a column on the end of club culture, pictures from Georg Gatsas as well as poetry with "Sound Texts" -- contributions by Belia Winnewisser & Vinzenz Meyer, Pierre Berthet as well as Tomoko Sauvage." - Prasens Editionen. Bilingual: English/German; 144 pages size: 22x30cm; edition of 2000.
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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