DE VRIES AND THE ESCHENAU CHAOS BAND, HERMAN - Herman de Vries and the Eschenau Chaos Band
Herman de Vries on the record: At the summer party on the occasion of my soon-to-be 80th birthday, many friends came. As it said on the invitation: the Eschenau Chaos Band will play. while the party was going on, people asked me when that band would be playing, and I replied: Now! You are that band, and I randomly handed out all of these instruments. Hartmut Geerken was clued in and had brought some as well -- Sun Ras sun harp among others. I started with a Moroccan hand drum, bendir, and off it went. unpracticed."
"Herman de Vries, born 1931 in Alkmaar, is a Dutch visual artist who has been living in Eschenau in the Steigerwald region (Franconia, Germany) since 1970. Having started out as an Art Informel painter in the 1950s, his interests shifted in the ensuing years, and in the 1970s, he became focused on found objects from nature and their artistic-philosophical qualities and implications. He has made paintings, collages, texts, sculptures, installations, among other art, and has dealt with plants, earth, and other parts of nature from botanical, medical, historical, as well as psychedelic viewpoints. The recording here was made on June 18, 2011, in Eschenau. Includes liner notes by Herman de Vries and photos of the event on the back sleeve; Edition of 300." - Edition Telemark.
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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