ATARPOP 73 & LE COLLECTIF LE TEMPS DES CERISES - Attention LArmee
Staubgold present a reissue of Atarpop 73 & Le Collectif Le Temps Des Cerisess Attention LArmee, originally released in 1975. 10 December 1974. 200 conscripts exited the casern of Draguignan in order to demonstrate in the streets of the city. They made part of those clandestine soldier committees multiplying themselves all over France with a view to unite the young activists of the extreme left with the anti-militarists. This dispute was a backwash of the student manifestations in spring 1973 against the Debré law reforming the military service. The Collectif du Temps des Cerises founded by François Tusques, one of the pioneers of the French free jazz, supported the insubordinates. Denis Levaillant, 22 years old at the time, became the driving force of this discographical project. Its with another big name in jazz, Jef Gilson in his studio Palm, that the group recorded the compositions of Levaillant, appearing under the pseudonym Serge Igor, as well as cover versions of traditional Spanish music, among others the mythic El Paso Del Ebro". The young French jazz avant garde scene of the early 70s participates in that session which brought together musicians like Jean-Jacques Avenel, Pierre Rigaud, Jean Méreu, Antoine Cuvelier, Gérard Tamestit, Guy Oulchen, Christian Ville, Robert Lucien, Carlos Andréou, and Kirjuhel. The graphic designer collective Atarpop 73 created the sleeve of the album which was released in an edition of 3000 copies and sold during the student manifestations. This radical report of a rebellious youth raising from the still glowing ashes of May 1968 offers a jazz as spiritual as revolutionary. Comes in high-quality full-color gatefold sleeve with insert; Edition of 500." - Staubgold.
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.