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Edition of 500. "As can be ascertained from the programmatic introduction, the group's name appears first, followed by the various musicians involved and their respective instruments. It might be worth mentioning when the Bunte Truppe was actually founded. The attentive reader will notice that Limpe Fuchs, Ruth-Maria Adam, Ignaz Schick, and Ronnie Oliveras started performing together in 2017 with a battery of percussion, wind and string instruments, as well as numerous electronic aids. At this point, it is extremely important to describe how such a colorful troupe can remain at the cutting edge of contemporary music, moving effortlessly between different musical genres with their improvisations. It goes without saying that this rather exaggerated claim assumes that the Bunte Truppe can challenge their audience in this way. But of course! Anything else worth mentioning? Attention could be drawn to historical contexts and other cultural connections, for example the fact that Limpe Fuchs has been around as a musician for God knows how long (for a time in the free improv duo Anima-Sound), and is widely known internationally; or that Ruth-Maria Adam and Ronnie Oliveras also go on the rampage with Datashock and the Flamingo Creatures; whilst Ignaz Schick rushes from one Artist in Residency to the other with a record player under his arm. These facts may or may not be important. Similarly, in order to put their music in perspective, it may or may not be helpful to draw comparisons with other international benchmarks. However, before we get lost in the labyrinth of music, let's rather prick up our ears and devote our attention to the astonishing sounds hiding in this recording: full of life and seemingly carefree, but (at the same time) always heedful of each other, the members of the Bunte Truppe start playing as free as a bird, and manage to unite apparently incompatible musical opposites without any effort. The material cannot be mastered, it has suffered enough already." - Holger Adam.
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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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