ARICA - Music In The Nine Rings

Recorded in NYC in 1972 and remastered from tape transfer. Silkscreened tip-on jackets. "Arica was the music branch of the Arica Institute, whose founder famously collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowsky and convinced him to indoctrinate his entire crew in the Institutes cultish new age teachings before filming The Holy Mountain.\r\nPiano, synth, hypnotic percussion and plenty of tape delay - Music in the Nine Rings is an immersive psychedelic new age masterpiece - think Agitation Free, Limbus 4, Deuter-D. This recording almost certainly includes some of the same uncredited musicians that played on Woo Soo/Audition in 1972 and Heaven in 1973, so its no surprise theres a jazz sensibility in the overall structure and the playing. This record is eminently listenable but its unhurried improvisation has more to do with a subtle manipulation of musical tension than the relaxation promises of 80s new age. As the history of new age music is slowly created by people that werent there, Music in the Nine Rings will be a celebrated example of when the genre coalesced and a way of thinking musically showed its potential." - Poodle.\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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