"Eeeee was the name of a periodic journal Marshall Reese co-edited and co-published with composer Gene Carl. The name was taken from the vowel from cognate words in Indo-European languages "“ meaning to go, to fly, to be in transition and the publication was an attempt to unite the worlds of poetry and music. This LP It is the third number of E magazine and has taken over 40 years to be published and documents forces and influences from the 70's and early 80's. A generation at the forefront of an expansion of literacy combining indigenous poetries, graphics, still and moving images, recorded words, music and sound, an oral/aural culture experiencing poetry and music as synaesthesia. E3 chronicles a point specifically when North America and Europe collided at the first big performance poetry event of its scale in North America: the Toronto Sound Poetry Festival in 1978. This is when the idea actually germinated for a recording as a magazine issue of E. Curated by Marshall Reese selections of this record cover the many different aspects of sound poetry in relation to sound art and include Hannah Weiner's multi-voice reading of her Clairvoyant Journal; Jackson Mac Low's Vocabulary Gatha (both Hannah and Jackson were associated with Language writing); Steve McCaffery of the Four Horsemen and Toronto Research Group (one of the organizers of the Toronto Sound Poetry Festival); the Irrepressible Bastards, sound and performance project of cris cheek and Lawrence Upton; CoAccident, the poetry performance group Reese was part of in Baltimore; the flautist Greta Monach, composer Vladan Radanowicz and finally a text sound composition of Gene Carl. Edition of 250" - Slowscan.
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.