Fondazione Edmund Mach

WATSON, CHRIS - Cima Verde

The UKs Chris Watson is the worlds leading wildlife sound recordist. He was a founding member of Cabaret Voltaire and The Hafler Trio, and a sound archivist for the UKs Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. He has since joined a film and video production company, working on BBC wildlife documentaries and occasional feature films. Following a period of residence at Monte Bondone in the Italian Alps and Paneveggio Park forest preserve, Chris Watson was invited to explore the acoustic phenomena of Trentino, Italy to capture the atmospheres and sounds of the alpine environment. A series of sound recordings made in situ, resulting in the CD Cima Verde, present the soundscapes uncovered by Watson, which capture the change in seasons from winter to spring, the different degrees of altitude, the reawakening of sounds on the cusp between night and day and the alternating and mixing of audio signals that characterize different natural habitats. Dosso DAbramo, Cornetto and Cima Verde are the three peaks of Monte Bondone. There is air in motion; ice crystals, water vapor and changing pressure mix and merge into an annual dance across a deep blue sky. This is sound into light. Down alpine slopes, across high pastures and into the forests, a frozen mountain of sound thaws out from a mono bloc and into an ordered seven-stage descent through 3000m of unique acoustic habitats. Jumbled chords are snatched from passing ravens, blackgrouse performances, tawny owl signals, and the clear silver song of the nightingale. Shapes and music, rhythm and sound, a series of ritual performances for animal ears.- Fondazione Edmund Mach

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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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