HAMILTON, RICHARD & DIETER ROTH - Canciones de Cadaques
Reissue of the 1976 release on Edition Hansjörg Mayer. Edition of 500. -"Canciones de Cadaques is a musical collaboration between Dieter Roth and Richard Hamilton that was originally published by Hansjörg Mayer in 1976. It takes the form of a double 45 record and features the two artists alternately performing on vocals and guitar, with assistance from a Cadaqués dog named Chispas Luis, who periodically takes over vocal duties with a particularly sharp bark.-Ç This facsimile edition reproduces-Ç the originals gatefold design, and features eight color photographs of the recording session taken by Rita Donagh.Roth and Hamilton worked together from 1961 to 1998 and over this time, produced several projects across many mediums. At the time of the recording, the artists were working together in Cadaqués, Spain, where they also produced a series of drawings and paintings, which was accompanied by a drawing or painting that acted as a certificate to the original work. Both artists worked with music and sound, though in different capacities. Roth produced sounds works and created music throughout much of his life. He also ran a record label, Roths Verlag, that released his and other artists works in the 70s and 80s. Hamilton was actively engaged with music through his work, most notable of which was his design for the Beatles White Album cover.Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was a prolific German-Swiss artist whose diverse works included sculpture, painting, design, performances, books, poetry, and printmaking that referenced literature, music, history, and his own life. Roth challenged conventions of art by merging different media and utilizing materials that decayed over time. He frequently produced artists books, and his groundbreaking publications remain monumental and influential.Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was an English pioneer of Pop Art. His paintings, installations, collages, and prints combined his interest in high and low culture through consumer goods, commercial design, references to other artworks, and celebrities. Throughout his career, Hamilton also made overtly political works, mostly centered on his reactions to British politics."- Primary Information.
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.