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MASIN, GIGI/ALESSANDRO MONTI/ALESSANDRO PIZZIN - The Wind Collector/As Witness Our Hands

-¢‚Ǩ-ìThe Wind Collector/As Witness Our Hands contains Gigi Masin, Alessandro Monti, and Alessandro Pizzins recordings from 1989 and 1990; this definitive, remastered double-CD edition was compiled and sequenced by Alessandro Pizzin, the original studio producer and assistant on keyboards and arrangements. The first CD contains the complete eight-track master tape, including all of its unreleased tracks plus two trio improvisations. Some of these recordings were released in 1991 as the LP The Wind Collector. The second CD was lovingly compiled from over five hours of demos, sessions, and rehearsals taken from the original reference cassettes, and includes versions of Nick Drakes "Know" and Terry Rileys "Medusas Refrain." "Theyre far from perfect but they give a broader perspective of our work. We recorded this music in a basement (Bunker studio in Padua, Italy) under ideal conditions, no time or financial restrictions; we were allowed all kinds of facilities including a baby grand piano and excellent recording equipment so we were able to capture on tape ideas in real time. The music reflected our common purpose: mixing songs and harmonies with noises and experiments using both the electronic and the acoustic instruments. Unfortunately we werent lucky with the distribution and acceptance at the time, but after 25 years it seems that theres an entire new audience for The Wind Collector; perhaps we were unconsciously ahead of our time . . . like a young DJ recently wrote: these pieces, which were made before the computerization of music, still are beyond the standard of the cold binary track." Digital mastering at Brandenburg Mastering, Amsterdam. Original drawings by Gigi Masin. Cover artwork and layout by Alessandro Pizzin.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Diplodisc.
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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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