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Alga Marghen

MARCHETTI, WALTER - De Musica Inversa

"Alga Marghen very proudly presents the only authorized reissue of all Walter Marchetti original recordings previously released by Cramps Records. An LP sized 4CD box set including La Caccia, In Terram Utopicam, Per La Sete Dellorecchio, Natura Morta and Vandalia. Also included is the new book by Walter Marchetti titled De Musica Inversa, an instruction manual of both theory and practice for the proper and improper use of music. A method for perfecting oneself in composition annotated and commented upon by Gabriele Bonomo. The most amazing thing about music is its exterior aspect. High, vertical, translucent, almost turgid, maybe a bit too monolithic. One should, in any case, give a lot of attention to the large number of interstices which lead to the centre of the ear, wherefrom sounds spread out through a dense network leading to more circuits which direct these same and their relationships directly to the brain, in a logic of musical articulation which is nothing less than frightening. Even if, to attentive listening, dominating all is the eye of silence. CD1, titled La Caccia, includes La Caccia (1965), Adversus (Home-made electric music) (1966) and Osmanthus fragrans (Home-made electric music) (1973). The 16-page booklet presents the original scores, photos of both the 1965 ZAJ performances and of Marchetti recording La Caccia in the 1970s, photos of the concert at Galleria Multhipla in 1974, and the reproduction of the original La caccia LP layout. CD2, titled In Terram Utopican, includes Jaimerais Jouer Avec Un Piano Qui Aurait Une Grosse Queue (1974/75) and Per La Sete Dellorecchio (1981). The 16-page booklet presents the original score of Jaimerais Jouer, photos of the performances in Milano and at the Venice Biennale, and the reproduction of the original In Terram Utopicam LP layout. CD3, titled Natura Morta, includes the piece with the same title from 1980. The 8-page booklet reproduces original photos of the performance at Milanopoesia in 1988, as well as the text titled In My Music. CD4, titled Vandalia, includes Perpetuum Mobile (1981), Song For John Cage (1985) and Le Secche Del Delirio (1989). The 8-page booklet presents the photo of the Perpetuum Mobile performance at Musicalia in 1981, the score of Song For John Cage, the photos of two Musica Da Camera installations, as well as the reproduction of the original Vandalia CD layout. The 180-page De Musica Inversa book and all the texts included in the CD booklets are published in both English and Italian. Too true: in all music there are, in effect, a lot of sounds henceforth-more than that, too many; everything that we listen to has become heavy beyond measure, completely unbearable. Rather than chasing it we should look for how to escape from music. Everything in it is monolithic, frozen, and the notes of music which slowly, more or less, are thickening around the listeners wrap them all in dripping blankets of death. CD edition limited to 400 copies." - Alga Merghen.

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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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