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EAST BIONIC SYMPHONIA - s/t

At long last a chance for the adventurous listener to actually get to hear what all the hip name checkers only prattle about. At first, East Bionic Symphonia seems to be just another one of the many legendary Japanese improvising groups of the late 1970s. However, in this case the mystical reputation is justified. Recorded live in July, 1976, the two long tracks on this LP sound like the unique, solitary, and sprawling soundscape that a narcotic Amon Duul and AMM could have played in the backyard of your favorite Buddhist temple. Originally the group was the class project of a collective of students of minimal violinist Takahisa Kosugi (Taj Mahal Travellers founder). The line-up includes a couple of names well known to PSF aficionados. There is Kazuo Imai, who also played with the Taj Mahal Travellers and released a great solo CD, How Will We Change, a few years ago. Also, there is Masami Tada, a respected sound-sculptor with a number of solo releases. This is a limited and numbered reissue (500 copies) of their sole LP, originally released in 1976 on ALM records, and a permanent resident on many a self-respecting wantlist for years now.

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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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