"Following 2018's Şeb-i Yelda EP under the R.A.N. moniker (KR 054EP), Hüma Utku delivers Gnosis, her debut full-length album under her own name. A blend of abstract electronics and ritualistic throbbing beats with field recordings and ambience. With Şeb-i Yelda, Hüma Utku introduced her musical style to a broader audience -- storytelling through elements of industrial, techno, and abstract electronics, blending in field recordings and traditional instruments from the Middle East. A sonic journey that now continues on Gnosis that owns the signature sounds of the Istanbul-born/Berlin-based electronic artist and pushes them further. The Greek word Gnosis" meaning "knowledge reached through intuition and individual experience" has been used throughout history by various schools of esotericism and thought, to signify gaining insight on workings of the universe. Coherently the album follows the hermit-like, truth-seeking traveler on a path through various times and geographies, through different forms of human experience. Merging field recordings that Utku did in Greece, Egypt, and Turkey with ambient soundscapes, abstract electronics, and ritualistic throbbing beats, Gnosis is an intense sonic travelog where the storyline exceeds the borders any specific musical genre. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. 180 gram vinyl; includes download code." - Karlrecords.
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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