HGP make improvised music which draws from sources such as space rock, musique concrete, experimental electronics, and Balinese and Middle Eastern music. The band consists of Dylan Krasevac (Snawklor, Fong), Dion Nania (Panel of Judges, Golden Lifestyle Band), Greg Wadley (New Waver, Thou Gideon, Tedium, Spill label) and Julian Williams (Solids, Above Ground Pool, From The Same Mother label). These diverse backgrounds make for an unpredictable outcome. Instrumentation is sometimes guitar, bass, drums, vocals, percussion and sound effects, but diversifies frequently. Recent live shows include a performance on sine wave generators at the Planet Cafe, and another using portable keyboards at the Builders Arms. The band began playing in 1997, and released their first cd Nega the Eight-Headed Serpent on the Varispeed label in 1998. To make their new cd, HGP collected live and studio recordings over a period of two years, then spend a year chopping them up and mixing the bits together. About seven hours of material was distilled into 35 minutes of cutup / remix hell, spread over 13 tracks on the cd. The disc also contains a video, for playing on a computer. The footage is from a recent play by Julian Williams, which was performed in 2001 at a car park at the Collingwood Housing Estate. -Spill.
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.