"...cult classic album, generally believed by many Gong fans and French psych music fans to be the best Gong album out there. Released as a solo album by French beat figure Dashiell Hedayatt in 1971, Obsolete" offers up a musical polaroid picture of Gong metamorphosing from whimsical slightly clumsy psych rock act to the floating space creature that went on to make Camembert Electrique (shortly after this LP), and the Radio Gnome Invincible Trilogy. This is in most respects a super-secret disguised Gong album, with Daevid Allen and cronies providing instrumental backing whilst poet Hedayat himself takes (mainly spoken) lead vocals. A hidden gem of the bands history. Canterbury historians will also be happy to note the presence of William Burroughs; Burroughs small cameo somehow makes the album shift into overdrive, taking the remaining part of the album "from breathtaking pulsing musical scenery to terrific jams that foresaw the coming supersonic fifth gear of the later Radio Gnome Invincible days: the side long Cielo Drive 17 pips the atmospheres from backyard dreamings to full solar voyages peeping awkwardly out the periscope - with Daevid Allen at his most relentless and Malherbe on a most inspired flute stint waaaay above the music like a distant satellite." Many rate this among the most important French rock releases_¢‚Ǩ‚Äùup there with Gainsbourg and Vanniers "Histoire de Melody Nelson", Igor Wakhevitchs Logos," and Magmas MDK." - Replica.
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.