BRUME - Xerses

Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concr_ɬ®te composer/sound sculptor who has won himself a place of his own with his crossover between sound collages, electroacoustics, and noise. His compositions rely on dense, rapid-fire montage and wed cacophony and dynamics, emphasizing both the elements of discontinuity and continuity. Xerxeswas the King of Persia in 500 B.C. and could be considered today as a symbol of blitzkrieg. His aggressive instincts allowed him to defeat the Greek army in a quite short period of time thanks to his great armada. Xerxes can be considered as a symbol of aggression, of invasion and lets say of penetration by all meanings of the word. . . . This sonorous material bearing the same name tries through sonorous metaphors but also through direct resonances to concretise this notion of ultra-violent aggression inherent to all periods of Humanity. . . . Today in 2011 all systems, and this thanks to new techniques of information, keep on bombarding and formatting the masses with high-flying high-tech systems suitable to their ideals. . . . The end of tyrannosaurus isnt coming any time soon!" --Christian Renou, May 2011. Composed, recorded, and mixed at Colleville Studio, April and May 2011. Christian Renou: all instruments, voice, taped voice, effects. Mixed and mastered by Christian Renou." - Rotorelief.

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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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