" Pigmy is the solo project of Vicente Maciá, founding member of '90s Spanish psych band Carrots. Highly influenced by late '60s/early '70s UK psych, folk-rock, and baroque pop (think Magna Carta, Fairfield Parlour, Pete Dello, Duncan Browne, Cat Stevens, Amazing Blondel) as well as Spanish '70s folk-pop/SSW (Solera, José y Manuel, Vainica Doble), Pigmy surprised everyone with his previous two albums, Miniaturas (2006) and Hamsterdam (2014), which are now cult items between psych-folk fans. After a long period of songwriting and recording, Pigmy returns with Manifestación, his long-awaited third album. And the result is stunning. Magical, out-of-time psychedelic folk-pop, in the same vein of Hamsterdam but this time incorporating medieval/Renaissance instruments (lute, recorder), giving Manifestación a very unique feel. A Latin poem opens the album, followed by the medieval sounding "Almendros en Flor" with great use of flute. "Manifestación", inspired by the "Rosarium Philosophorum" alchemy book from 1550, features the two main ingredients from the new Pigmy sound: psychedelia and renaissance music. You hear echoes of the first Duncan Browne on "El Hombre Menguante". Medieval atmosphere a la Magna Carta on "Incienso y Bengala", featuring trumpets and flugelhorn: "White magic from your lute, it sounds a strange equation." "Ana" is delicious folk-pop. Things get quite proggy on "Lo Sagrado en lo Profano", bringing to mind those obscure British bands from the early '70s on labels like Dawn or Neon. On "Mi Canción", Pigmy sings about crickets and grasshoppers to the rhythm of progressive, pastoral folk-rock. "Lachrimae Pavan" is an instrumental piece played only with lute. "It's me, let me in, I want to show you a garden", sings Pigmy on "Déjame Entrar", a melancholic folk song featuring violin, acoustic guitar, percussion, and recorder. "Septiembre" closes the album in a stellar way, folk-pop with female backing vocals, organ, vibraphone. RIYL: Magna Carta, Pink Floyd, Kaleidoscope, Fairfield Parlour, Strawbs." - Guerssen Records .
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.