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MEF TEEF / OWL XOUNDS EXPLODING GALAXY - Split

Pure energy and total expression are the only boundaries around the free-jazz/music movement. Primitivism and psychedelic confusion act as the main themes. Mef Teef of Iowa City, a relatively new collective, have one past release on Raccoo-oo-oons Night People Label (of which MT percussionist Andy Spore is a member). Spastic drumming acts as the basis for which brass, piano, and silence interweave. Culled from a hometown live session, Dark Star Voyage Pt. 1" features unique instrumental interplay causing the piece to progress almost theatrically with definitive mood changes. Brooklyns Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy is a heavy hitter in the free jazz underground. Comparisons to avant-garde greats are not unjustified. With a recent LP out on Wooden Wands Mad Monk label and a plethora of sold out self released jams, this is the collectives first tape. Focused on the youthful energy of punk music and centered around the drumming of Adam Kriney (La Otracina, Castanets), in "Transmission To The Pineapple Universe", Owl Xounds produce pure blown out oblivion never faltering in its onward progression. Recorded live at the Cakeshop featuring Gene Janas on upright bass, Darius Jones on alto sax, and Greg Vegas on electric guitar the jam is a total freak-out, seething equally with nods to Sonny Simmons as it is to Sonic Youth. In a numbered edition of 100 tapes with printed labels, art and an insert by Andy Spore." - Arbor

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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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