VICUÑA, CECILIA & RICARDO GALLO – La Niebla Vital, Wiraqochan
"This first recording of Cecilia Vicuña with Ricardo Gallo was done in 2017 and features the performance of selected poems from Cecilia’s book “La Wik’uña”, published in 1990. The poems chosen for this recording deal with the wealth of knowledge from ancient Andean cultures relating it to the environmental crisis today.
Cecilia’s unique voice, charged with echoes of indigenous chants and contemporary wit, dialogues with Ricardo’s distinct piano touch sometimes sounding like another instrument. This intimate duo continues to be a fruitful vehicle for a sonic-poetic expression that is as potent as it is ephemeral." - Hueso. Edition of 250 copies.
La Niebla Vital, Wiraqochan - Cecilia Vicuña, Ricardo Gallo "Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker and activist. Her work addresses pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization." She has had her art exhibited at renowned museums, such as the Guggenheim, El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, and the Pacific Film Archive. Vicuña, through her work, explores the realms of de-colonization, the ancestral, language, and revolution.
"Colombian pianist and composer Ricardo Gallo has written for acoustic and electro-acoustic formats, short films, videos, dances, installations, multimedia stage productions, and has performed and written for improvisatory groups. He has published twelve albums as a leader and his music has appeared in several compilations in Colombia, USA, and Europe. Ricardo's compositions explore elements of music from his native country of Colombia, allowing for a great deal of improvisation, interaction, and a diverse array of sonorities."
Pictures of the artist and her multimedia art depicted above.
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.