"Cosey Fanni Tutti's Tutti is comprised of eight soundscapes: an audio self-portrait comprising of manipulated sound recordings from Cosey's life, music and art: "It's the only album I've made that is an all-encompassing statement expressing the totality of my being. A sense of the past in relation to the present and everything in between." These eight pieces were originally conceived as the soundtrack to the autobiographical film Harmonic Coumaction (2017), and performed live in February 2017, part of a series of events that accompanied the COUM Transmissions retrospective which opened Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Later that year, Harmonic Coumaction was presented as an audio-visual installation for Cosey Fanni Tutti's solo exhibition at Cabinet Gallery, London. "Working on the COUM Transmissions exhibition coincided with writing my autobiography, collating archive material and re-engaging with my past. My work is a continuum, the past feeding the present and vice-versa. The album is an interpretation of my past and present, of my understanding the shifting perceptions of how they inform one another. One form creating another through a metamorphic process." On Tutti, the music has been updated and enhanced with elements of the original tracks re-recorded and further processed specifically to create a unique stand-alone document, separate to the live performance and installation. Recorded at Cosey Fanni Tutti's studio in Norfolk, the album, as on her debut release, Time To Tell (CTI TTTLP2017, 2017), merges Cosey's art with her exploration of sound. The album's autobiographical theme is not locked into any specific time or place; the voices, instruments and sounds together span decades of my life. In this context my name Tutti shifts from its role as a noun to perfectly represent the concept of the album, also acting as sign for me the artist. Tutti is Cosey Fanni Tutti's only solo release since Time To Tell. Time To Tell was recently given its first release on vinyl; the interim years have seen a blisteringly prolific output as an artist and musician. Renowned for her art, her work in the sex industry, as co-founder of industrial music and Throbbing Gristle, and her pioneering electronic music solo and as Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti, and Carter Tutti Void, she has created throughout with the motto "my life is my art, my art is my life"." - Conspiracy International.
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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