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ERTUNC TRIO, HUSEYIN - Musiki

Edition of 400. "Holiday Records present a reissue of H_ɬºseyin Ertun_ɬß Trios M_ɬªsik_ɬÆ, originally released in 1974 on Intex Records. This cosmic free jazz improvisation by this legendary trio guided by H_ɬºseyin Ertun_ɬß - on drums - with his then-regular partners Michael Cosmic and Phil Musra - on saxophones and additional percussion - reveals the primitive and physical approach of the trio, with Ertun_ɬßs massive cymbals drumming building a carpet of trance-driving vibe where the reeds can freely dance without any structure. "A new world of improvisational freedom opened up for me when I first heard drummer Huseyin Ertun_ɬßs 1974 LP M_ɬªsik_ɬÆ, with reedmen/multi-instrumentalists/brothers Phil Musra and Michael Cosmic. Ertun_ɬß returned to his native Turkey about twenty years ago (and performs with the Konstrukt collective), but Musra - this tunes composer - now resides in Los Angeles and, as regular readers of this blog know, is still active in music. Although I initially assumed that M_ɬªsik_ɬÆ and Musras companion LP The Creator Spaces (1974) were recorded at the same session, in truth M_ɬªsik_ɬÆ was recorded months earlier. The Creator Spaces is a bit more spacious than Ertun_ɬßs date, though both are quite intense documents of self-produced and spiritually-directed improvisation. Knotty and weird, theres a folksy unhinged-ness that really spoke to me in a way quite different from Albert Ayler, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and other music I was spending time with when I dropped the needle on the trios debut album. Ertun_ɬßs percussion work really shocked me and its still absolutely fascinating, and Cosmics organ playing behind/around Musras tenor is just something else." - Clifford Allen. \r\n
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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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