(Joanna Brouk) was an extremely early new age type musician who had a radio show on KPFA even before Hearts of Space. She put out five tapes of music recorded between 1976 and 1982. \r\nYou can hear an early interview (1972) and some of her most minimal and severe drone music via this link:\r\nhttp://disquiet.com/2008/02/28/joanna-brouk/\r\n(These are) original, sealed tapes from the 80s, although she updated the dates every time she did a new pressing (Sounds of the Sea is from 1981 but says 1990). - Douglas Mcgowan. "Two side-length pieces -- Maggis Flute and Healing Music. Maggi is Maggi Payne of Lovely Records fame, today an instructor at Mills College. This long improvisation based on Brouks directions later provided the basis for a short symphonic piece by Brouk in the mid 80s. Healing Music (1976) is one of Brouks first piano works, a self-taught rondo of deep, hypnotic power." - Yoga.
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.