KALANCEA, ALINA - Letters Never Sent

"Alina Kalancea is a sonic alchemist who can warp and weave electronic signals into complex tapestries of synthesized analog timbre. These transportive environments were recorded using the artist's personal collection of historic Buchla electronic music instruments including Allen Strange's expanded Music Easel. Letters Never Sent, Alina Kalancea's second full-length for Important Records follows 2021's double-album titled Impedance (IMPREC 491CD/LP), is being released at the same time as a new cassette titled Alchemy (IMPREC 504CS). Kalancea's music has the ability to evoke both emotion and image; feeling and landscape; passion and place. She described recording Letters Never Sent as being like collecting images that are born in your mind. Shades of sound, tone, color, and feeling shape the experience of listening to Kalancea's work. Kalancea's work is made of malleable sonic material that never looks or sounds the same way twice. Part of the magic of the music, and her work is similar to ELEH in this way, is that her work leaves room for the conscious and unconscious emotions of the listener. How you react is partially a result of how you feel at the time. Alchemy, Alina Kalancea's subsequent cassette being released simultaneously, is a limited-edition appendix to the album Letters Never Sent. Highly recommended to fans of Alessandro Cortini, Caterina Barbieri, Shasta Cults. "A slow building beauty of electronic soundscapes." - Important Records.

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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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