Osvaldo Coluccino follows his well-received 2010 contribution to Die Schachtels Zeit Composer Series, Neuma Q (ZEITC 004CD), with a collection of his early (1997-2007) electroacoustic pieces. From the dark drones of "Dimensioni" (interspersed with the treated voice of Jacques Lacan), to the treated percussions of "Nellattimo," to the acousmatic brilliance of "Dal margine," this CD is a journey into the brilliant head and the complex soul of one of the most interesting Italian contemporary composers, whose music is always on the edge, stretched between a flight toward a distant and bright horizon and a dive into the darkest obscurity. Osvaldo Coluccino (b. 1963) is a composer and poet. His compositions have been commissioned by Venice Biennale, Milano Musica, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and others, and have been performed in several festivals of classical and contemporary music. Monographic CDs have been released by Neos, Col Legno, Another Timbre, Rai Trade, and Due Punti. His works have been performed by many ensembles (including Ensemble Recherche and Nieuw Ensemble) and by several conductors and soloists. He has composed music since 1979, and has published several volumes of poetry since the early 90s.
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.