Second duo outing (following Extreme-Onction on Fractal) for a sympathetically resonating pair of cross-culturally twinned Franco-Japanese souls. Makoto Kawabata is of course the hair-flailing, chain-smoking motorpsycho guitarist who first appeared on the radar in Musica Transonic and Mainliner, but is of late known to space-rock junkies the world over through the endlessly touring, cosmic freak-power bandwagon that is Acid Mothers Temple. Jean-Francois Pauvros is still a far lesser known name to those outside France, but he has a solid-gold history in European free-rock shenanigans stretching all the way back to the late seventies, when he played alongside Jac Berrocal in Catalogue. Recent years have seen many collaborations with dancers, poets, and Japanese musicians such as Makoto Sato, Setsuko Chiba, and Keiji Haino. Caught together two years ago in Paris, it is clear that Kawabata and Pauvros breathe very much the same air. An air dense with tobacco smoke, red wine fumes, and the alluring perfume of beautiful women. Bowed guitars, communal psychedelic geography, heavily quivering clouds of harmonics, deep drones, and that unmistakable miasma of unwashed rock spirit in telepathically free motion... - Alan Cummings.
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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