"Rotorelief present a reissue of Alésia Cosmos's Aeroproducts, originally released in 1985. Includes bonus material. In the '80s, Alésia Cosmos was one of those pioneering groups that invented a handful of things: uprooted electro, pop-shifted, funk. With some synths, rhythm boxes, magnetic tapes, crazy guitars, and hallucinated voices, AC rocked the underground for four years, with two albums, playing live in France and Europe. The dazzling epic of the magic combo has become legendary in the margin of new European music. The first LP, Exclusivo!, was self-produced in 1983 and marks the beginning of the association between Bruno de Chénerilles, Pascal Holtzer, and Marie-Berthe Servier who constituted the hard core of Alésia Cosmos. Forming an underground label, mail order, and radio station, the three musicians were also activists in the musical underground so fertile in the '80s. In 1985, the second album Aeroproductswas published by the Swiss label Hat Hut Records. Recorded, produced, and designed by the group, the object to the three photos captured in the windows of the Musée Zoologique de Strasbourg, was not quite a double-LP, because it contained only three sides of recorded music. In early 2017, the Californian label Dark Entries reissued Exclusivo! Rotorelief engages in a longer process of new production from the second album Aeroproducts. In 2018, the rediscovery at the end of the archives of the group of intact multitrack analog tapes coming directly from the studio sessions used for Aeroproducts allowed a remixing, a new mastering, with some new versions and bonus tracks, produced just before or after the period of activity of Alésia Cosmos." - Rotorelief.
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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