Shadoks Music present a reissue of Markheims self-titled album, recorded in 1972 and released in 1991. This LP by the Swiss band Markheim was recorded in Venice, Italy 1972. Markheim was formed in 1972 by Andreas Wyden and dissolved the same year in lack of money, leaving some curious demo tapes behind. These guys lived in Paradiso, in the canton of Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Andreas Wyden and drummer Enzo Geninazza are Swiss, but little information can be found about pianist Phillip Reeves and guitarist Trevor Thoms. The band traveled to Venice during the summer of 72 in order to record their freshly composed songs. The demo tapes were later on remastered by the poet from Lugano, Dubravko Pusek, who also financed the whole project. All tracks and lyrics were composed by Andreas Wyden. The music itself is a mix of crazy progressive, folk, and psych rock. Some tracks are rather experimental as well with a progressive touch. Overall its a very well-produced studio recording. Ten demos of a hidden treasure from Switzerland, released in 1991 on a private label in for the first ever" in a tiny edition of 200 LPs. The only band name reference that can be found is the crime novel Markheim by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson from 1884, but its unknown if the band name came from this novel. A good friend of the label described the special atmosphere on this album as: "rustic, back porch strumming with precious stones humming and a mind for the instant chopping of original wood". Heavy sleeve; 180 gram vinyl; Two-page insert; Includes CD; Edition of 450 (numbered)." - Shadoks.
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.