Following releases on such labels as Kranky, 12K and Community Library, Far Flung Hum_¢?¬ù, the third album from New York based Christmas\r\nDecorations, finds the group again broadening the palette used in their unique take on modern experimental electronic music. Conjured in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York over four days in summer 2007, the album is their boldest work to date. Including founding members Steve Silverstein and Nick Forte (formerly of Beautiful Skin, Rorschach, and solo work on Schematic records), the band has expanded to a quartet allowing for more interactive live playing then on past efforts. With scant preconception, the band used this session to explore group improvisational configurations and unconventional voicings, yielding a richness that at times even surprised themselves. Recorded both indoors and out, _Ç the sound of _¢??Far Flung Hum_¢?¬ù is both warmly present and otherworldly, think early Zoviet France or maybe Asmus Teichens remixing a Finnish folk collective. _Ç Acoustic banjo and pump organ drones meld with pedal-processed ethnic percussion, subtly treated guitar washes, and pointillistic analog synthesis, to create deep compositions that chart unexpected terrain and reveal new layers upon each listen. limited to 200 copies, hand made letterpressed covers, self released"-Wodger
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.