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KARKOWSKI, ZBIGNIEW, JEAN-LOUIS HUHTA & LARS AKERLUND - A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush: The Last Recordings, Sweden, November 2013

-¢‚Ǩ-ìZbigniew Karkowskis last recordings. This set should be seen not so much as a tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013), but as an ongoing concern to further his work and thinking as they were when he was alive, reacting, and questioning, uncompromisingly. Nevertheless, these are his final recordings, which he made -- in a homecoming of sorts -- in Sweden, at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, with his friends Jean-Louis Huhta and Lars -ɂĶkerlund in April and late November 2013. The meeting was something of a reminiscence from the 1980s creation of the Radium 226.05 label by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with their brotherhood intact. Places where he became what he was. The first recordings and the last ones -- after having taken over the world. And from there, again, he decided to head out to sea, to the Amazon, taking control of the final hours of his destiny. And that will be the topic -- if destiny allows it -- of another adventure. For nothing stops and everything carries on under guises no one could possibly have imagined.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Sub Rosa.

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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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