A collage consisting of sounds recorded between 7PM October 11th and November 12th, 1986 in New York City by the New York City Audio/Visual Group led by Al Hansen. Features Al, Lisa Cieslik, Georg (ist Warhol!), Suzanne Zierold, Dieter Hebben, Peter Kleinertz, Hanjo S., Nicole Hundertmark, and others. Figures like Gerard Malanga, Angus MacLise, Valerie Solanas, Warhol, and others are roasted/honored (the tone is always a little hard to suss) in the form of chants like Long Live Andy Panda, etc... Hansen was one of the 14 Classic Fluxus Folks whose most well known pieces such as Piano Drop" are eclipsed historically by the 2 generations removed betwixt himself and Beck Hansen, a quirky & dubiously Fluxus-aligned pop star (couplets like the sales climb high through the garbage pail sky/like a giant dildo crushing the sun seem the only proof of this) of global renown with whom Al shared an exhibition (and a lovely coffee table gallery edition) titled Playing with Matches. Eleven-minute-and-sixteen-second program (one track) leaves you wanting more, but youll need a few plays for it all to sink in anyways so stop complaining. Yet another necessary piece of the flux-sound puzzle (the eye of a bird, a penguin leg, or perhaps one of the corners...)." - Hrvatski.
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.
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