Gray area reissue of this rare album previously only available in the legendary 3LP set only Free Improvisation (together with New Phonic Art and Iskra 1903, on the Deutsche Grammophon label, issued in 1973); analog re-recording. LTD. edition 180 grams. Karl Heinz B_ɬ_ttner: electric guitar, Vox Organ Guitar, vocals, ocarinas, flexatone, zither, electric bass, guitar, framus;_Ç Mike Lewis: Hammond (and Leslie) organ, vocals, percussion;_Ç Michael Ranta: percussion, home-made plucked instrument, vocals;_Ç Conny Plank: diablous in musica, live electronics sound control and recording supervisor. Recorded 1970-3._Ç On the NWW list. - FE. From the liner notes: "Wired - its the eleventh hour for all of us, were looking for the way in an infinite space, our means of communication is non-verbal, the sounds lead us to one another: communications, tensions, confrontations, agreements- everything is lived out in the sound itself. There is no past and no future, only Now, and so breathless, we face up to each new sound...Who are we ? ...Who am I? After the recording I drive with Michael Ranta to the K_ɬ_ln-Wahn airport. That evening he is in Oska. Form A central sound elevates into the axis of the work, a central note B, that perpetually blends ino the musical occurrences, actually pervading the whole piece as a dominant, producing proportions, articulating, climaxes, and pauses. The tonic-like resolution after two hours twenty minutes leads to the total collapse of the piece."
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.