VON HAUSSWOLFF & CHANDRA SHUKLA, CM - Travelogue [Nepal]
"Travelogue [Nepal] is the first in a series of collected international audio diaries. The premise is quite simple: the two gallivant the globe with field-, EVP- and phone recorders and other devices where they record the essence of everything from the tiniest microcosms of nature on up to the polluted, diesel-fuelled roars of postmodern globalization. What surfaced are soundtracks that act as sonic documentaries of their travels. In September 2019, CM von Hausswolff and Chandra Shukla met in Kathmandu, Nepal, over the course of seven days. Recordings were made at the Bagh Bhairav Temple and Chilancho Stupa (Kirtipur), Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Shri Pashupatinath Temple (Kathmandu) and at The World Peace Pagoda, The Shiva Cave, Devi Falls and Phewa Tal Lake (Pokhara). Chandra Shukla is a multi-instrumentalist musician specializing in found sound, synthesis, guitars, tablas and sitar with a heavy dose of processing and effects. His main project XAMBUCA appears to be mostly electronic, yet actually includes varying degrees in the aforementioned pedigree of instrumentation. As a solo artist, his goal is to achieve through listening more and playing less. Carl Michael von Hausswolff is a composer, visual artist and curator that has always hailed from Stockholm, Sweden with recordings dating back to the late 1970s. His main tools are recording devices (camera, tape deck, radar, sonar, EVP machines) used in an ongoing investigation of electricity, frequency, architectural space, and paranormal electronic interference. His range of creative integrity knows no bounds while his lists of works in all areas of art continues to lengthen; whether solo, collaborative, installed, curated, live or recorded. Travelogue (Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Chandra Shukla) is a project with an intended investigation into the present moment: Irrespective of locale, political borders and time elapsing at its slowest whilst documenting happenstance, the accidental and that which is unpredictably serendipitous. Travelogue is truly a sonic travel diary when the handheld recorder was left on where the sun never sets. Limited edition in DVD case." - Touch.
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.