2010 release. "Planam proudly presents the second LP production by Klaus Röder featuring two more pieces from the electronic Kristallisationen series -- "Kristallisation 5" (1993) for microphone recordings of children's chimes (played by children), Yamaha TX 802 digital synthesizer and EMS Synthi A analog synthesizer, "Kristallisation 7" (1997) for microphone recordings and computer sounds, as well as "Frozen Sounds" (2002) for electric guitar sounds and computer sounds and the more concrete "Life-Music 1" (1999) for microphone recordings in the zoo of Wuppertal, computer sounds and Yamaha TX 802 digital synthesizer. Klaus Röder is the archetype of the challenging challenger -- the perfect outsider. Nothing bad about it -- true geniuses often are hiding behind their uncompromising ethic. "Ethic in the attic" would define the home-studio work of this ex-Kraftwerk banned banned banned auf Die Autobahn. The independent, time-stretching composer Klaus Röder is by necessity an inventor. Systems, machines, treatments, everything is (hand)made to provoke, to induce a musical result not only technically superb but loaded with the author's intimacy: humor, sound elements of a private life, a kid giggling... indeed, a highly emotional and poetic approach. Klaus Röder mixes and plays with outside influences -- cut-up, musique concrète, psychedelia, plunderphonics, pop, even blues -- in order to create a patchwork-like but coherent corpus over nearly 40 years of compositional activity. His music blends the warmth of strings and of humanity with the icy matter of electrical components and seems to have just one borderline: that of our ears. Features a full-color sleeve." - Planam .
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.