"Schneeball present a reissue of Embryo's La Blama Sparozzi, originally released in 1982. Remastered, new artwork (gatefold cover instead of cardboard box packaging). Schneeball Records, founded in 1976, has had a lasting impact on music in Germany with its records for at least a decade. In 1981, Embryo's La Blama Sparozzi was created: A milestone in Embryo's new concept after the huge success of Embryo's Reise which brought the band cult status in the alternative scene. However, the success led to serious ideological disputes among the musicians: what is the value of success in relation to joy in playing and creativity? These internal differences then led to the separation of the Dissidenten. On top of that, it was also an artistic frontal attack on the former colleagues and a radical departure from trend thinking in line with the market. In retrospect, since this point in time at the latest, one can speak of a development towards 'Weltmusik with Munich touch' (World music with Munich touch), which many musicians still orientate themselves on and refer to in their work. Another prerequisite for success is compositional work based on joint improvisation. La Blama Sparozzi can convey that: even taking on a connecting role between artists from different continents becomes possible and is one of the most exciting documents on this double-LP. Just as no concert should be the same, this album draws on diversity. Listening habits can be changed, horizons broadened, prejudices reduced: this was the pedagogical approach of the restless composer and band leader Christian Burchard, who traveled to three continents in just a few years with constantly changing line-ups." - Schneeball.
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.