Edition of 50. "With this project, I have focused on alternative use of record players and the aesthetic errors that follow. The shape of the circle has been my compositional starting point. Musically, all the content on this record is produced by alternative use of record players, but without any use of vinyl records. In addition to the record players the works / compositions / sounds are all created with everything from homebuilt spring reverbs, to disc towers with diverse objects attached (disc rotates – objects strikes – their circular journey is picked up by piezodiscs (microphones) – and a sequencer-like function is born).
The timbres are brought out by the phenomena of acoustic resonance, meaning an object’s vibration at a specific frequency will be amplified by interacting with the sound of another object vibrating at the same frequency. The movement and drifting patterns in the compositions are generated with the method mentioned above. Compositionally the philosophy behind the project is a 'state of stagnation'. That is, the compositions all focus on circles (rotating plates) and their subtle inaccuracy in relation to each other. As the titleCircular Movementsindicate, the shape of circles can always be found in the case of repetitive movements. Circles that drift in and out of each other, while textures and timbres slowly appear in the landscape. Microscopic changes in this progressing microcosm causes subtle movements, audible for those who care to listen..." - René Middelhede.
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.