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ALTZ - Escape: The Reconstruction of Isophonic Boogie Woogie

Intergenerational gene-splicing from EM Records. Roland P. Youngs classic Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-JP) is tripped-out, minimalist, spiritual free-jazz from 1980, and is here mutated, masticated and machined by Altz, the hotly-tipped renowned organic electronicist" and producer/remixer from Osaka, Japan. Maintaining and magnifying the cosmic bliss-vibe of the original release, Altz lovingly massages Youngs sounds into the year 2009 (as experienced through Altzs patented acid-disco filtration system). Sounds are layered and treated, atmospheres extended, and propulsive elements from Youngs original recordings are bolstered (there is some fine drumming here from former Boredoms member, Muneomi Senju). Altz also respects Youngs more abstract side, following the elder master into atmospheres of freedom, unrestrained by the gravity of the beat and the conventions of the dancefloor. Rather than a mere roughshod remix, this release is a meeting -- Youngs San Francisco of the late 70s encountering Altz in Osaka in 2009. Young is respectfully and playfully transformed, but not trashed, and we all go home happy. Editing, programming, electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, noise and drum machine by Altz and disc-scratching by DJ Kensei." - EM.\r\n

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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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