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HOLY RIVER FAMILY BAND - Welcome to Riverhouse (...An Abbreviated Journey)

"While I thoroughly enjoyed Holy River Family Bands debut CD, "Haida Deities", I felt that the music tended to continue good jams even after the ideas had played themselves out. Im pleased to say that on this new release the band has taken a giant leap forward and done so with the confidence to make it a two-CD package. As before, the band lineup includes Jens Unosson on organ, electric piano, analog synth, bells, and vocals, Arne Jonasson on guitar, saz, bouzouki, oud, sitar, c_ɬºmb_ɬºs, mey, zurna, violin, hurdy-gurdy, recorder, vocals, and Mathias Barder on drums, percussion, flutes, and vocals.

The big difference for this listener is that the music has more of a sense of direction. There are more shifts in mood, atmosphere, and even style. The cosmic instrumentals are still there but we also have vocals on several songs which are a welcome addition. The trademark sound is still psychedelia with an Eastern flavor. Arne Jonassons many acoustic stringed instruments ensure that the music is always interesting though I have to confess I still dont know what a saz, oud, cumbus, mey, or zurna are. Across the two CDs there is a perfect mix of acoustic instruments and slowly soloing electric guitar. Jens Unossons synths lift the stage into the heavens at times with slowly meandering melody lines and at others with multi-textured layers of keys that Jonasson jams to. On some tunes his organ gives the songs a cool 60s pop-psych feel. But this is only the surface as much instrumental activity is going on in the background. In fact, the music can be quite complex despite the ease and dreaminess of the pace. The best moments though are when Mathias Barder adds flute to the mix. I can just feel the cloud ease itself underneath and carry me away. In summary, the band has taken the ideas that were introduced on Haida Deities to produce a solid and better defined work". - Aural Innovations.\r\n\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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