O. Gudmundsen Minde is proud to present a lost chapter in Norwegian experimental and post-punk music – Autentisk Film
In the early 1980s the twin sisters Åshild & Anne Grete Kolås formed Autentisk Film. Inspired by both the new experimental electronic music of the time and arthouse cinema, the two set out to make a crossover project that worked with sound, performance and 8mm film. The music was often a mix of song-based, electronic and acoustic noise sections.
In a short, but intense, burst of activity between 1982-1984, the two released a handful of cassettes, performed live and made a short film. In December 1984 they even created a multimedia performance at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, that included music, theatre elements and several dias projectors. In a Norwegian perspective their project was quite unique, taking an approach that more reflected what was going on internationally than domestically. With very limited means the Kolås sisters created music that sounds remarkably fresh almost 40 years later. Staying true to their DIY approach – feeling that if continuing to work with the music and art world of the time would only lead to artistic compromise – the project was abandoned. The sisters never made music again, leaving a focused body of work that stands as a complete statement.
Through an extensive process O. Gudmundsen Minde have tracked down and restored the master tapes and artwork, and this has resulted in two LPs: "1983" features a selection of pieces from their cassette releases, released both on their own label and the legendary Shit Tapes. The second LP is "Roxy 22.05.83", which is a full live performance, consisting of two long trance-like electronic pieces, which could be seen as a prototype of early minimal techno.
For those looking for a missing link between Norwegian punk and the 90s wave of electronic music, these two new LPs fills that gap. But most of all Autentisk Film made music that deserves to be heard by a new audience."
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.