recent claims made re: dockstaders absence from the public eye since releasing his owl-label lps in the late 60s are somewhat off... in 1979 this and another -جø¬-??companion-جø¬-?-جø¬- volume were released on the boosey & hawkes library music label; consisting of a spate of sound-queues made by mr. dockstader for production/documentary use. i will say this; this sounds like no other dockstader recording youve heard. personally, i think its amazing and way ahead of its time, but i could understand if others out there are a bit befuddled by the music on the lp in question; mostly short (<2 minutes) rhythmic / melody-oriented modular-synth studies coming across like a paleozoic aphex twin (and i know people often say -جø¬-??xXx sounds like aphex twin-جø¬-?-جø¬- as thats the sole reference point they have in discussing contemporary experimental electronic music... give me the benefit of the doubt (youve probably gathered that my vocabulary re: electronic music is slightly more... verbose)... still... this really does sound like -جø¬-??afx-جø¬-?-جø¬--era aphex twin, quite a bit - staggeringly so given the 15-odd-year divide.) there are a couple of -جø¬-??fat brass synth-fanfares for sci-fi-جø¬-?-جø¬- kind of queues, but for every one of those theres a drifting filtered white-noise beast or high-resonance/q oscillating beat with crazy atonal triplet-feel melodies that just hits home...definitely one for the completists (dockstader fans are known for not resting until theyve heard every sound carefully -جø¬-??organised-جø¬-?-جø¬- by the master), although theres enough here for casual early-electronic music fans alike... if anything, this would be a great creel pone to bridge the gap between fans of contemporary melodic/-جø¬-??into depeche mode-جø¬-?-جø¬- electronic dance music that find all of the cold, emotionally-distant abstract concrète that im always going on about here a bit daunting... - Creel Pone.
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.