""Transversal Time was composed by Rhodri Davies in 2017. For its starting point it assigns different time systems -- Standard Time, Decimal Time, and Hex Time -- to individual musicians. As a composition it encompasses many of those sensations and perceptions of time that are embodied by music. Improvising musicians develop acute sensitivities to body clock, breath, pulses and the silent transformations of time-between-time. So, a musician's heightened, fluid time becomes enfolded in this narrative situated within the house of clocks, all of them 'telling' different times. Also buried under the surface of the piece is François Jullien's book, In Praise of Blandness (1991), an exploration of the ancient Chinese value system based on simplicity, extreme subtlety, and the paradox of sounds that deepen in the mind of the listener if they are not fully sounded, better still left silent so that they retain something secret and virtual within. 'In short,' writes Jullien, 'they remain heavy with promise.'" --David Toop
Personnel: Rhodri Davies - pedal harp, electric harp; Ryoko Akama - electronics; Sarah Hughes - zither; Sofia Jernberg - vocals; Pia Palme - contrabass recorder; Adam Parkinson - programming; Lucy Railton - cello; Pat Thomas - piano, electronics; Dafne Vicente-Sandoval - bassoon. Co-commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Chapter, and Counterflows and supported by PRS Foundation's Beyond Borders. Live performance recorded on the April 13th, 2018 at Chapter, Cardiff by Simon Reynell. Mastered by Simon Reynell." - Confront Recordings .
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.