Cortical Foundation

AIRWAY - Beyond The Pink Live

"Cortical Foundation releases #27, 28 & 29 are a series of deluxe packaged reissues of extremely rare and unreleased material from original LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society). Each comes in a heavy duty full color gatefold 7" jacket, with inserts, etc., limited to 700 copies each -- state of the art packaging quality and attention to detail. "Airway started in 1977 as a plot by Joe Potts to subliminally program audiences behind the cover of a chaotic wall of sound. To create the wash of ear-splitting noise, all of the instruments, Vetza's vocals, and the subliminal implants are mixed together and processed through a daisy-chain of flangers, phase-shifters, delays and distortions. Then the super-charged signal is blasted through guitar amps carefully placed to maximize the ricochet of sound from wall to wall. Airway kicks the notion of 'loud' up to a whole new level. First time available. New recording of Airway with the LAFMS alumni, including Jerry Bishop, Don Bolles, Dennis Duck, John Duncan, Pierre Bamboo Dupuy, Ace Farren Ford, Kevin Laffey, Mike Kelley, Don Lewis, Fredrik Nilsen, Rick Potts, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion, Melinda Ring, Captain Alan Schuck, Richard Snyder, Vetza, Liz Young. The release includes a repro Airway 7" from 1977 (with separate sleeve), CD of Airway Beyond The Pink Live, CD-ROM movie of Airway and Mother/Daughter, plus Airway documentation in PDF format. Plus inserts in deluxe 7" gatefold sleeve designed by Tom Recchion. Hand numbered edition of 700 copies." - Cortical Foundation.
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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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