Vinilisssimo present a reissue of Polonios Bload Stations * Syntax Error, originally released in 1987. Eduardo Polonio has been one of the key names of Spanish music since the late 1960s, especially as a pioneer in the field of electroacoustic music. He was a member, with Luis de Pablo and Horacio Vaggione, of Grupo Alea Electr—nica Libre (1970-1972), the first Spanish group of live electronic music; and he was one of the main figures of Barcelonas Laboratorio Phonos since 1976. He was also a founding member and president, between 1988 and 1994, of Spains Electroacoustic Music Association. In 1994 he received the Magisterium award at the Grand Prix International de Musique ƒlectroacoustique in Bourges, France. He is responsible for an absolutely personal body of work, without any kind of stylistic debts, which has often gone beyond the recording tape in order to establish a dialogue with physical space and other artistic creations, as testified by his numerous collaborations with sculptors, video artists, painters, experimental cinema directors, stage designers, and his own work in the field of installation art. Following Vinilissimos reissue of Polonios 1984 LP Acaricia la Manana (MRSSS 037LP), the label present (with Geometrik Records) Bload Stations * Syntax Error, his second solo album. It includes ten tracks composed between 1977 and 1985 and recorded at Laboratorio Phonos, Estudiomar, and Laboratorio Alea using the Minimoog, Polymoog, EMS Synthi AKS synthesizers, and the Yamaha CX5MII computer. The tracks were later mixed at the legendary Gabinete de Mœsica Electroacœstica de Cuenca. The album was conceived as a sort of suite made up of mainly short music pieces from imaginary places. It begins with a hypnotic drone number, the longest track on the entire album, just over eight minutes of wonderful guitar arpeggios played by Jose Manuel Berenguer. As the album progresses, the dreamy atmospheres and surrounding environments point out the stops of the sound trip crafted by Polonio. Occasionally, the looped passages need no more than two minutes to draw an instant as hypnotic as attractive, and the sensations that the sounds generate wander between restlessness and pleasure. Syntax Error is an astounding work that will give the listener a new perspective of the Spanish musical avant-garde in those years. An essential pieces of Spanish electronic music. Presented in facsimile artwork; 180 gram vinyl. - Vinilisssimo.
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.