UMBREIT, SIRAH BRUTMANN & EITAN EFRAT FEAT. THE RAMIREZ BROTHERS, LASZLO - Seemingly Still
"Argos and audioMER announce the release of Seemingly Still, with music by Laszlo Umbreit, Sirah Foighel Brutmann, and Eitan Efrat featuring the Ramirez Brothers. The cover artwork contains details of Miroir Seb Fragile!, a 16mm film by Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, made in memory of cinematographer Sébastien Koeppel (1971-2013). The track "Miroir Séb Fragile!"is played live by the Tel-Aviv based group The Ramirez Brothers. Uzi Sefi and KitKit Rarmirez who have developed a cult following in the Tel Aviv music scene, are recorded here in an improvised two-day recording session in Beursschouwburg, Brussels. Starting from a stereo recording of a 16mm film projector showing the film Miroir Seb Fragile! Laszlo Umbreit created the track "Seemingly Still", at times sounding like a shamanistic ritual. Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat (both 1983 in Tel Aviv) have been working in collaboration for several years and are creating works in the audiovisual field. Sirah and Eitan's practice focuses on the performative aspects of the moving image. In their work they aim to mark the spatial and durational potentialities of reading of images -- moving or still; the relations between spectatorship and history; the temporality of narratives and memory and the material surfaces of image production. The collaboration between Laszlo, Eitan and Sirah have been developing since 2008, in their first film project collaboration Printed Matter. Eitan and Laszlo also have an instrumental drums-electronics duo called Rhh. Laszlo Umbreit (1986) is a Belgian sound designer and musician based in Brussels. Laszlo's work is anchored in sound research yet usually dialogues with the moving image, whether as present or absent. His musical practice mixes improvisation on electronic instruments, field recordings and a long meticulous editing and mixing process of sonic materials." - Audiomer .
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.