Drag City

AQUARIANA - S/T

In the group of celestial beings that was THE SOURCE FAMILY, RIANA stood out with an almost angelic vibration. Even before she became one of FATHER YODs 13 wives, her presence was exceptional to all who met her. She was among the first to join The Source Familys brotherhood, and she brought her youthful energy, bright with laughter and joy, to all the activities within the household, starting with morning mediation and on through the day. In 73 and 74, the music was pouring out of the Father House, with the releases Kohoutek, Contraction, Expansion and All Or Nothing at All credited to Father Yod and THE SPIRIT OF 76, with additional recordings Penetration: An rian Symphony, To the Principles for the Children, Im Gonna Take You Home and Savage Sons of Ya Ho Wa credited to YA HO WA 13, the group of talented young men who formed the nucleus of The Source Familys house band. The wild spirit of these records is the essence of The Source Family myth. But there were many members of their brotherhood, and many of them were sisters. After all this male energy had gained release, Father felt it was time to project the female energy they had on the next release. Plans for rianas album were started, but this was during a time of upheaval and movement for the family that resulted in them moving from their base in Los Angeles to Hawaii. It was there that Father passed over in 1976. After that, the Source brotherhood slowly dispersed and carried on to other phases in their life. It wasnt until the re-appearance of The Source Family records on the Japanese CD box set God and Hair in the mid-90s that a significant amount of energy came back to The Source Family. Since then, several albums of material from the Isis rian Archives have been released, as well as two books, and earlier this year, The Source Family" documentary. Here in the year of 2013, it is an ideal time to bring rianas music to the people as was meant to happen nearly 40 years ago. Unfortunately, she is not here with us to journey back to the place and time of these performances; riana passed over in the mid-90s. But in the grooves of this LP, riana lives again! She plays with a questing passion and soulful devotion, with all but one song performed solo on the piano. Her lyrics sing of the spirit with pure visions, but are all directed to the source through the focus of her true love: Yahowa. rianas was a life devoted to improving life on the planet for all people, and as she worked towards her goals, she touched the lives of many people. In addition to the son she bore Father, her music here stands as one of her greatest achievements, finally to be shared with the world she loved so deeply." - Drag City.

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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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