V/A - Antologia De Musica Atipica Portuguesa Vol. 2: Regioes
"In 1959, Michel Giacometti moved to Portugal and dedicated the following thirty years of his life recording traditional music all over the country. In the present decade, Portuguese music has been thriving and finally travelling abroad, long gone are the days those hidden gems were kept in secret in this distant corner of Europe. The discovery of current Portuguese music sparked an interest to Portuguese music, past and present. With both of those ideas in mind, Giacometti and the interest in Portuguese music, Antologia De Música Atípica Portuguesa creates an anthology of current sounds to the future. You can see it as history being made or a broad catalog of sounds that live and breathe the experimental and electronic that is happening in Portugal. The first step happened in 2017 with the releasing of the first volume on this anthology, O Trabalho("The Labour") (CREP 035LP), and Discrepant now move onto Vol. 2, Regiões ("Regions"), with each track connecting with a different province from Portugal. Some names return to this volume, like Live Low with the beautifully haunting "Montemor" or Gonzo (Discrepant's own Gonçalo F. Cardoso), affirming his path in building detailed and processed field recordings music. More than a list of names, or songs, this second volume of Antologia De Música Atípica Portuguesa recreates a passage throughout different landscapes of Portugal, constantly leaving a trail of past, present, and future. The trail doesn't limit itself to the music, but to the traditions contained in the sounds and the stories spelled by the words. The beautifully slowed haunting-waltz "Por Riba", by Síria (Diana Combo), sets everything in motion and builds the way to Random Gods' upbeat march "Gazulo à Estronca da Santosa". "Malta Inquieta" (Ondness) embraces the most modern/contemporary side of this volume, proving that Regiões goes beyond the idea of catalog or even its own concept of "anthology" and provides music that's hard to categorize or even judge by modern standards. "Malta Inquieta" is an experimental jazz-electronic modern gem. It's followed by the guitar of Rui Carvalho, aka Filho da Mãe, with "Manta". "Montemor", opener on side B, sets the tone for a different trip, building up on more abstract and freeform music by Banha da Cobra ("Asylo"), Fantama ("Lamento das Beiras"), and the track by Gonzo. Regiões finishes with the right tone, fields recordings worked by Luís Antero, that tie the connection between Giacometti and the now." - Discrepant.
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.