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NEBRELLIM SENSORIUM SAXOPHONE ORCHESTRA - Every Room

Millers preteen Classical training on the alto saxophone changed over to free improvisation and atonal composition by High School. In his early twenties, he expounded on 20th Century composition techniques and wrote a multitude of small orchestral pieces for various ensembles. He also performed with David Swains big band; The II V I Orchestra. In 1977, Miller joined up with the punk band Destroy All Monsters and his composition streak came to a halt and didnt pick up again until the mid-1990s. Throughout the 1980s, Miller continued to perform and record saxophone with a number of rock groups; The Same Band, Nonfiction, GKW, Radio Silence, The Empty Set and Roger Miller. Purchasing a C-Melody Saxophone in 1993 while earning his BFA at Columbia College Chicago, he began developing an all-interval method similar to Arnold Shoenbergs 12-tone method with the lofty concept that intervals were more important than pitch. This method has developed over the years producing an array of compositions, some of which can be heard at Bens MySpace page (Three Episodes, Out Of, and Francium). After performing and recording with Glenn Brancas 100 Guitar Orchestra in 2004 and 2006, Miller began to write for saxophone orchestra. Currently, he is recording these compositions as The Nebrellim Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra in his home studio by way of overdubbing. - Ben Miller. Also, Ben and Roger were in the SPROTON LAYER BAND! (pre-Destroy all Monsters/pre-Mission of Burma - see their great, way-posthumous releases on New Alliance). Limited to 30 copies.

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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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