EMBRYO - Hallo Mik

The No-Neck Blues Band presents the music of Embryo in anticipation of collaborative double LP to\r\nbe released by De Stijl in September. Embryo is the longest running of the German underground\r\ncollectives, formed by Christian Burchard after he left Amon Duul 2 in 1969. Bremen 1971" and\r\n"Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" (1972) present the band at their peak period of Kraut - jazz -psych\r\nexploration, with "Father" being one of the peak records of its genre. "Live" (1976) has Embryo\r\nat a weaker point, caught in a "Bitches Brew"-obsessed fusion era that would soon be abandoned by\r\nBurchard and company for Eastern leanings. "Reise" (1978) and "(La Blama Sparozzi)" (1980)\r\nare pinnacle acheivements of their kind, presenting Embryos progressive sound combined with that\r\nof the indiginous musicians they encountered while caravan traveling throughout Iran, Iraq,\r\nAfghanistan, and India. "Hallo Mik" (2003) lets you hear what Embryo is up to now, which is a\r\nsort of hybrid cache of ethnicities, a world music for savants, and features Chris Karrer and\r\nDeiter Serfas of Amon Duul 2 and Lothar Stahl of Checkpoint Charlie, among others. A warning for\r\nthe wise: those with a low tolerance for ethno-jazz best not venture past 72, and then wait for\r\nthe NNCK collabo record which we understand minimizes the funk."

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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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