Bo Hanssons Music Inspired By Lord Of The Rings was the first ever release on Silence, initially issued in 1970. This was also the first Bo Hansson solo album, the Swedish legend known to be one of the earliest to place space music". Produced as a tribute to the Tolkien trilogy, this is stunning instrumental psychedelic music, with plush atmospherics -- Dont Fear The Hobbit! This issue includes a 16-page booklet with the complete Bo Hansson story and is a digitally and analog remastered issue from 2001; the producer Anders Lind says it sounds just as it should and need no further mastering. Performed by: Bo Hansson (organs, guitar, Moog, bass), Rune Carlsson (drums, congas), Gunnar Bergsten (saxophone), Sten Bergman (flute). Lord Of The Rings was released late in the fall of 1970 in Sweden and became an immediate success. Bo himself was in the midst of a very creative period, new melodies were constantly popping up in his head, so when Lord Of The Rings finally got released in other countries there were already three more tracks added compared to the first Swedish issue. In the Progressive Rock Encyclopedia, Bo Hansson is mentioned with reverence and respect. He is the first to play "space music", he is a precursor to the French prog-celebrities Gong and Englands Henry Cow, and contemporary style-formers as Genesis and Yes. Bo Hansson is an innovator in the most noble sense of the word. Bo Hansson and his music has been and still is an inspiration to many musicians round the world. Same audio master as the 2002 edition; new cover art with English title." - Silence.
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.