V/A - Brazil Primitivo Vol.1: Rhythms, Legends & Styles (1899-1963)
"The great majority of Brazilian music compiled, notoriously abroad, always has been focused on the same stereotypes, and musical genres as trad-samba and recycled bossa nova. Until now! Sound Miracle Recordings presents the first volume of the Brazil Primitivo collection, titled Brazil Primitivo Vol. 1: Rhythms, Legends & Styles (1899-1963). This 16-track vinyl serves not only to repair this huge gap but as well to celebrate certain rhythms, creators and sui generis styles that had been forgotten, and overlooked, at least for six decades. Have you heard about lundu, chorinho, capoeira, samba de roda, xaxado or toada? Likely not, and this is a spectacular chance to dive into the likes of neglected genius as Pixinguinha, Ataulfo Alves, Monsueto, and many others. Ancient rhythms and colorful sounds as you never heard before. Also, this 16-track album (with two extra tracks on its bonus CD) includes, allegedly, the first Brazilian musical recording made in 1899, and celebrities such as Carmen Miranda (yes, the pin-up actress) and Raul Seixas (yes, the all-time greatest Brazilian rock icon) on his very first musical adventure recorded under the alias Raulzito E Os Panteras. Features Vanja Orico E Demônios Da Garoa, Luiz Gonzaga, Jacob Do Bandolim, Vicente Celestino O, Xisto Bahia, Moacir Franco, Mestre Bimba, Monsueto, Pixinguinha & Orlando Silva, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Lúcio Alves, Jackson Do Pandeiro, Mestre Canjiquinha, Ataulfo Alves, Carmen Miranda, and Raulzito E Os Panteras. Fully remastered; Audiophile transparent clear vinyl; Includes linter notes; Includes CD which features two bonus tracks by Bahiano and Almirante & Grupo Velha Guarda. File Under: world music/folk songs/antique/78 RPM." - Sound Miracle.
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.