"Espacial Discos present a reissue of Aviador Dro's first, self-released album, Alas Sobre El Mundo, originally released in 1982. Legendary Spanish synth-pop band Aviador Dro was formed in Madrid in the late 1970s, influenced by bands like Devo, Kraftwerk, and Cabaret Voltaire as well as by science fiction and movements like punk, futurism, anarchism, and Dada. Dressed in matching space-age uniforms, the group created a particular synth-pop sound, which they defined as "tecno-pop". Signed to the major Movieplay label, where they released a couple of 45s, in 1982 the band decide to go the DIY way and they launch their own record label, DRO which became the most important independent label in Spain during the 1980s. In 1982, Aviador Dro released their groundbreaking first album, Alas Sobre El Mundo ("Wings Over The World"), which is now widely considered as synth-pop/minimal wave classic, full of analogue synths, drum machines, and Vocoder. Alas Sobre El Mundo includes some of Aviador Dro's most famous songs like "Ondina", "Selector de Frecuencias", and "La TV es Nutritiva". Remastered edition comes with original artwork and 12-page LP-sized insert." - Espacial Discos.
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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