GELUIDSHOUWERIJ/HOW TO GET RICH IN ROTTERDAM - D.A.P.A. / Oefening Kunstbaardt in Rotterdam
"2018 release. Discos Transgénero presents the first ever compilation of How To Get Rich In Rotterdam, Oefening Kunstbaardt, and D.A.P.A. These were projects of Chris Lindquist and Paul Stoute with the collaboration of Linda Lindquist, all of whom were based in Rotterdam in the early '80s. How To Get Rich In Rotterdam was a group formed by Chris Lindquist and Paul Stoute, releasing only one self-titled seven-inch. This single was a very limited edition with two different covers. Johan Kugelberg selected HTGRIR for his Top 100 DIY Singles, describing it as "brilliant, plodding art-slop that reeks of inside jokedom. This record is a reason unto itself to pay eBay prices for vintage drum machines." Oefening Kunstbaardt and D.A.P.A. were the names of two albums that Chris created in his studio named Geluidshouwerij. The first one included the participation of Paul and the second one was done only by Chris. Following an experimental and avant-garde line, these were only released as cassettes. After restoring the sound from the original master tapes, this compilation presents these classic DIY recordings from Chris and Paul for the first time on vinyl in high quality audio. The cover design and illustrations are by René & Paul Stoute. So, come back to the beginning of the eighties, back to the so-called cassette period where people started making music recordings in their living rooms with equipment that was in reach. If you are interested in something different you should pay attention to this album with its imaginary kaleidoscope of strange, experimental, and sometimes funny tunes." - Discos Transgenero .
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.