"Composed and recorded at the edge of the Sahara, Jeff Burch searches here for an unfamiliar beauty in old timbres. As a child of migration, over the course of this new work he gracefully transfigures pre-mercantilist desert folk song and deep meditations of our early cities. With the strength and shape of eternity, hushed voices and yawning flutes ascend to radiant vibrations of levantine string and tamazgha percussion; coalescing in a seductive din that traces great arcs across oceans, continents and oral histories. For bağlama, electronics, organ, percussion, string, tape, ūd, vocals and woodwind. Additional percussion; Robert Smith (Rhyton), woodwind; Ela Stiles, mastered by Christopher Griffin (Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Elaine Radigue). Artwork by Baya Mahieddine. From Asia, the Sonoran Desert and the South Pacific, Burch currently resides in New York City. He has released with Important Records and co-founded The Spring Press, on which he released his recent LP, and another in duo with the late Tres Warren (Compound Eye, Messages, Psychic Ills). "A ghostly amalgam of clangorous cymbals and bells that unfurls with a measured cadence... placing him on the altar not that far from luminaries Tony Conrad, John Cale and La Monte Young." --Decoder "... An atmosphere and sonic palette that wouldn't be out of place on an epic of vintage European psychedelia." --Avant Music News "The vestigial spirits of Tony Conrad and Alice Coltrane seem to ooze from the music's percolating pores. Gonglike reverberations punctuate an endlessly roiling cauldron of strings, electronics, and percussion..." --Textura" - Cassauna
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.