90% Wasser

BUTZMANN, FRIEDER - Vertrauensmann Des Volkes

limited edition of 333, re-release of the (rare) 1981 LP, featuring: GENESIS P-ORRIDGE (first recording of Just Drifting"/"Tales of Death"), Axel Hacke (Einst_֬_rzende Neubauten), Angelika Maisch, Hideto, Christian Kneisel\r\nChristian Bohn wrote (1982): "ZIVILISATION" is his record_Ǭ´s centrepiece, a perfect example of his dismantling process (to re-build): a bleak electronic storm blows barely discernibly in the distance, and, to the remorseless swing of hammer on steel, Butzmann sourly declaims against the cheapening and decay of the human spirit. The mood is taken up on the final track_Ǭ´s collaboration with Genesis P-Orridge, who recites in a resigned monotone the self-explanatory "JUST DRIFTING / TALES OF DEATH" - "Every time you feel a little joy / Somebody stamps on it" - to a shrivelling mix of grey atmospherics and a nervous tic... ...and that same mood is more localised on the most cutting song, " SADISMUS UND KONKURRENZ", which pinpoints the source of the spiritual malaise, when Butzmann duets with composer Angelika Maisch (in a fabulously uneven croon) such lines as: "Competition and sadism / That is the german mechanism". Butzmann_Ǭ´s points are made with both bitterness and concern, through methods guaranteed to unsettle listeners without alienating to the point of turning off. Although his materials are often nagging noises, occasionally clumsily arranged, the dramas he constructs from them are conventionally approachable, if for no other reason than that they_Ǭ´re fired by his humanist spirit. Don_Ǭ´t hold back." - 90% Wasser. Highly Recommended!

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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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