Silk-screened sleeve. "Italian sound artist Giulio Aldinucci drops his second album on KarlRecords, Disappearing In A Mirror, is again a truly masterfully composed and sound-designed ambient masterpiece and a more than worthy follow-up to the critically acclaimed Borders And Ruins, (KR 040LP, 2017), which made it onto several year's best lists for 2017. Over the course of four solo albums on labels like Dronarivm plus EPs and collaborative albums (with Ian Hawgood (HOMEN 094CD, 2018)), Giulio Aldinucci successively has been refining his skills as composer and sound designer. His elegant style which blends ambient and field recordings came to full impact on his Borders And Ruins which gained the Italian sound artist critical praise and made it onto several year's best lists Disappearing In A Mirror is again not only a musical masterpiece of sublime beauty and sacral majesty, but it also deals with philosophical concerns. Where Borders And Ruins was a reflection on the instability of borders as an extreme attempt to discriminate and rationalize that turns into a source of chaos and cultural ruins on both sides, and their impact on the relationship between people and territory, Disappearing In A Mirror raises the very personal question of identity. In the words of Aldinucci, "Disappearing In A Mirror focuses on the fluidity of the identity concept, highlighting the harmonious coexistence of contradictory elements and the transitional features that characterize every transformation. It is a reflection on the current situation of change and disruption and at the same time it is a gaze into the human timeless soul and its inner soundscapes." - 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.