"Hit record and mixed tracks from 2017-2018. Turns out I made an album, by mistake. old school BM guitar-&-drum machine, a Linn-Drum and a Fred Moten sample, Serge drone, FM synth kicks and a YMO interview and a robot, 'shut up and listen to him play', 808 acid funk, 280bpm Gescom memories, a taiko ramen break rounded and a just intonation poem -- abc, the whole alphabet: performance from within fugitive study. I like to enjoy myself." -Simon Pomery, London, 28 December 2018.
"Blood Music is Simon Pomery: London-based, Irish-born producer, musician and maker of the "infinity-poem". The name Blood Music is one English translation of the Japanese word "Kodo": "mind-before-thought", "children of the drum", "music heard in the womb", or rather, "blood music". He has two 12-inches on Diagonal Records -- Blood Music EP" (2013), and Chicks/Badgering (DIAG 022EP, 2015) -- digis on dingn\dents and self-released works. GPS Poetics is influenced by Pomery's research into poetics and ethics: Fred Moten's writings on poetry and improvisation from In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (2003), Joan Retallack on Gertrude Stein, John Cage and aleatoric composition in "The Poethical Wager", and Édouard Glissant's Poetics of Relation (1990). The notion of "the center" is exploded in favor of fugitive research into the relational. The result here is a live mix of cross-genre blood musics, given to that most freely proliferating, streamable, downloadable, capitalist communication of consumer taste: the DJ mixtape. Pomery's use of text and voice in Blood Music continues his investigation of text-sound compositions of the '60s and '70s. His "infinity poems", which are algorithmically produced for print as well as for his A/V show "SPEED READING WITH BLOOD MUSIC", provide the visual art and language for his relational poetics. Blood Music has played Berlin Atonal (Germany), Elevate (Austria) Les Urbaines (Switzerland), Ochiai Soup (Tokyo), Club Stomp (Osaka), La Cheetah (Scotland), UH Fest (Hungary), Les Atelier Claus (Belgium), Incubate (Holland), a water tank in Lewisham and at Cafe Oto in London, where Pomery curates PRAXIS (2016-), a series of events devoted to text-sound compositions." - The Wormhole.
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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