""Both original ZNR releases Barricades III and Traite de Mechanique Populaire plus two extra CDs covering all the extra released and a great deal of unreleased material from the band's short career. With a definitive book of memories, histories, reflections, photographs, documents, interviews and other memorabilia from the group's brief but extraordinary career and contemporary commentaries by alumni Joseph Racaille and Patrick Portella. Although the band had a very short life and hardly ever performed live, its three main protagonists all went on to rewarding and unusual careers: Hector Zazou: His groundbreaking 1983 album Noir et is widely recognized as one of the earliest and most impressive experiments in fusing African and electronic music. Worked with, amongst others Björk, Suzanne Vega, John Cale, Värttina, Jane Siberry, and Siouxsie Sioux. Joseph Racaille: Now writes for theatre, dance, television and film -- and is an arranger for inc. Kate St John (95-97) Arthur H (90-97) Dick Annegarn (97-2008) Bashung (97-99) &c., as well as being a member of a number of performing groups. He composed music for the Olympic ceremonies, and has written operas, orchestral works, compositions for choir and songs for various groups and singers. Patrick Portella: associate composer with the G.M.E.M. prolific in theatre, the Plastic Arts, sound design and installation work." Includes 60-page booklet." - Rer Megacorp.
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.