Comes in Stoughton Mini-LP CD jacket with metallic printing and includes download code, including digital-only bonus track. "FRÜHE JAHRE is the first time reissue of C-Schulzs early work from late 1980s and early ‘90s. Schulzs first LP, 10. HOSE HORN, was introduced alongside other debut LPs from Jim ORourke and Frank Dommert on Dommerts Entenpfuhl label in 1991. Combining the cathartic sounds of industrial, early techno, and innovative pop with inspiration from acousmatic, New Music, and Dada, Schulzs music is a prime example of the Cologne experimental music scene of the time. Rhythmic delights, outlandish juxtapositions and a sustained, unresolved, aurally-fascinating tension evoke dramatic, film-like meditations. Liner notes written by Marcus Schmickler, who also co-produced many of the tracks. Remastering by Rashad Becker.
Carsten Schulz (C-Schulz) was born in Cologne in 1968 and has worked professionally as a musician and filmmaker since 1990. During his formative years he studied classical oboe, among other instruments, and a diverse array of musical theory. From 1996-2001, he studied audio-visual arts at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. Since 2002 C-Schulz has composed for the renowned Studio Akustische Kunst of the West German broadcasting service (WDR). Schulzs music is influenced by Industrial music, contemporary classical music, krautrock, Musique Concrete, library music, early techno and the underground tape scene of the late 80s. Schulz has several releases on such labels as Extreme (Australia), Odd Size (France), Entenpfuhl + Sonig (Germany). C-Schulz rarely gives solo concerts and all of them are multichannel (5.1). He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany." - Unseen Worlds.
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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