ERTUNC, HUSEYIN/DOGAN DOGUSEL/CEM TAN/UMUT CAGLAR - Gumusluk Sessions: At Lons
Edition of 200. "Recorded over two days yet retaining a continuous, immediate vibe, Gumusluk Sessions: At Lons feature a stirring quartet with Hüseyin Ertun-ɬß on piano, Do-Ñ--an Do-Ñ--usel at double bass, the young drummer Cem Tan, and Umut -ɂİa-Ñ--lar - a stalwart of the Konstrukt group - on reeds and percussion. In the caliber of multi-album statements like Cecil Taylors Nuits de la Fondation Maeght (1969) and string instrumentalist and composer Alan Silvas Seasons (1970), Gümüslük Sessions: At Lon s stretches out texturally and conceptually, although theres a loose, homegrown informality unique to these musicians orbit (partly attributable to the dry, open recording quality). The initial marathon pace relaxes into nattering trails and the full ensemble falls away to reveal spare duos and trios over the course of eight sides. Ertun-ɬßs piano ebbs as zurna, flutes and bamboo reeds, auxiliary percussion and voices draw out the musics connection to folk forms, as well as the interleaved East-West textures of Yusef Lateef and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. As out as the music gets, theres always a center in Ertun-ɬßs keyboard approach; moreover, his linkages with the pliable, allover percussive buzz and thrumming pizzicato create a constant burble of jabbing movement. This is a clunky, Monkish swing or a playful push-pull, rather than the tinka-tinka-ting of bebop. Concentrated, unflagging and incredibly spiritual, Ertun-ɬß, Ca-Ñ--lar, Do-Ñ--usel and Tan have convened to structure an incredibly personal artistic document that speaks to the universal possibilities of freedom." -- Clifford Allen. Turkish liner notes by Volkan Terzio-Ñ--lu. Colored cardboard box set with printed inner sleeves." - Holidays.
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.