SUZUKI AND SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER, DAMO - Arkaoda
"As a traveler-without-age, Damo Suzuki has been touring all over space-time. Presenting the light of "instant composing" to new generations, he refers to his makeshift collaborators as sound-carriers. Exactly fifty years after the release of the profoundly iconic Ege Bamyasi (1972), you can hear his voice on yet another fantastic album, as in "derived from fantasy." Manifested from the meeting with Spiritczualic Enhancement Center -- an eight-piece group of self-proclaimed disciples from the CAN University have gathered at Arkaoda (Turkish for "backroom"). Named after the place in Berlin where it was recorded, this release freewheels down the "Autobahn of Consciousness" as it swerves along that ancestral road. A witness of this session was quoted calling it "unfiltered, freeform, de-programming music." The album's three volatile tracks -- "U," "Ra," and "Beya" -- are unity-enhancing, non-boolean excerpts from this serendipitous symposium at the beginning of 2020 (just before the new measures). Let your children hear this! Deluxe limited CD in a 350grm vinyl replica sleeve; printed on reverse cardboard; edition of 400.
"Damo was so natural, like a zen master, a spiritual elder. He spoke to us in kind, authentic, deep mannerisms -- and yet, was so approachable, not the least apparent in the fact that he immediately said 'yes, sure' to my offer to partake in some Hashish smoking -- and we sat and laughed and spoke for hours ... rather philosophically and intellectually, you could say, but in a way that seemed so easygoing nonetheless. I was moved by this, as I didn't know what to expect -- there was this anticipation that he'd be 'too big' and kinda feel above us, but this feeling was not there in the slightest. We were merged, from the start. And this felt like his secret, the way by which he's able to tour and play with completely new musicians every time, for decades. And it isn't a method or a tactic." --words from Spiritczualic Enhancement Center." - Akuphone .
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.