MONTGOMERY & CONRAD SCHNITZLER, GEN KEN - GenCon Duets
GenCon Duets is dedicated to a friendship etched in stone -- errr -- letter-pressed in paper. It is also an unusual musical collaboration between Gen Ken Montgomery and Conrad Schnitzler. A follow-up to their 1988 album CONGEN New Dramatic Electronic Music (Generations Unlimited), this is a different kind of electronic music. These recordings were made in 1996 with CONs contemplative 12 finger piano compositions and GENs everyday recordings. Besides a long pleasurable listen these recordings represent an examination of music, how we listen to it and what we hear, intended or not. The music of GenCon Duets is not a perfected formula or mathematical equation. It is the resonance of a moment, a series of moments that play out in time and space beyond the control of the artists and ultimately our control as listeners. - Geoff Dugan.\r\n"The audio CD is comprised of 7 untitled tracks: 58 minutes of music. The package includes 12 image cards, video stills of the artists from Trans Berlin-Brooklyn Exchange created by Guido Englich (1985) using a Mac Plus from the video On Their Way by Gregor Schnitzler (1985). The cake-box like container and image cards were designed by GEN, Ben Owen and GD. The entire package was letter-pressed at Middlepress, Brooklyn, New York in a limited edition of 300." -GD Stereo. 2010 release.
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.