White vinyl. Edition of 250. "Orfeon Gagarin is the Miguel A. Ruiz's main project, a veteran electronic musician from Madrid (Spain). Ruiz's music has been the best-kept secret of Spanish underground electronics since the early '80s until now, although he's not as well known internationally as other contemporary musicians (Esplendor Geométrico, Francisco López, or Diseño Corbusier, to name but a few). In 1986 he released his first cassette on his own (now legendary) Toracic Tapes label. Since then he has remained active at the international network of independent electronic music and has collaborated with musicians from different countries such as Cisfinitum (Codachrom), Siegmar Fricke (Efficient Refineries), Dieter Mauson, Francisco López, Stefano Barban, etc. Ruiz has composed many solo albums in all formats, especially on cassette, using several aliases: Funeral Souvenir, Exhaustor, Michel Des Airlines, Ventral Metaphor, apart from Orfeon Gagarin. His first vinyl LP was Encuentros En La Tercera Edad (1991) produced by the German electronics master Asmus Tietchens on his label Hamburger Musikgesellschaft. In addition, he has published with other respected international labels like Discos Esplendor Geométrico, Old Europa Café, Aquarelist, Monochrome Vision, Menstrual Recordings, etc. Fascinated by the sonic possibilities of analog and digital synthesizers and other studio techniques, Ruiz's style is fantastic and surprising, with an imagination that can be considered as overwhelming. Science, technology, Soviet space race, Borges, surrealism, clinical pathologies, black humor, or extra-planetary life -- whatever eccentricity has a place within the microcosm of this artist. He has a wide range of musical references: post-industrial music from the eighties recorded in home studios, German cosmic music from the '70s, pioneers of electro-acoustic music, Japanese techno pop, old and strange film soundtracks, retro-futurism, mutant pop, ambient, etc. At present, Ruiz is experiencing one of the most active and best creative moments, performing more than ever and being discovered by a new generation of young Spanish electronic musicians who look for his works and admire him. Voces A 45 is his latest album, a vinyl LP with nine tracks recorded in 2018 at his own Toracic Studio. It's the seventh work as Orfeon Gagarin, the previous one, Contestación Capilar, was released 25 years ago on CD (1994). Cover artwork by Alonso Urbanos." - Geometrik
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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