HEUTE & DER MUSIKANT - Bu/Bu-Musikverbreitung - Recordings 1980-1985
"Limited edition of 400. After ten years of planning and intensive artists-convincing, a dream for many collectors of minimal synth music and has become reality. A vinyl box with early-'80s audio formerly released only on super-rare and highly collectable tapes and 7"s by two of the most radical minimal synth artists from South Germany, Rolf Schobert and Georg Alfred Wittner, with their projects Heute and Der Musikant (solo project of Schobert with name variations as Der Künftige Musikant, Der Lustige Musikant, Der Ewinge Musikant). Almost four hours of greatest minimal synth-based tunes (two LPs each by Heute and Der Musikant plus a bonus Heute 7") compiled by VOD from more than ten different early-'80s tape releases, all released and distributed on their own Bu/Bu Musikverbreitung label in the early-to-mid-'80s. The label and artists released their very own style of minimal "präzisionsmusik," music as unique as minimal synth only can sound, standing the test of time, managing the path between the past and the future. Emotionally loaded, rhythmic, straightforward tracks, with superbly schizophrenic, antagonistic, and neurotic lyrics." - Vinyl-On-Demand
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.