MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA - Private Thoughts Recordings

"Mauthausen Orchestra was one of the most important musical projects of the Italian industrial scene in the '80s and has contributed to the birth of the power electronics and harsh noise across the globe. Tape after tape has constituted, in a few years, the backbone of what we will know as an alienating and extremist style, made of metal nightmares and sonic torture, often dilated, dissected and extended up to the limit of endurance. Mauthausen Orchestra carry you as real rituals of a civilization without gods, in a pure world of suffering. Infinite modulations towards a sky that has now disappeared and locked in concrete. A fierce nihilism that overflows into the undefined territory between mind and matter, marking your brains and your skin. A single act of sensory rape trying to deconstruct any rational particle that approaching the sound composition. About almost ten years after the death of Pierpaolo Zoppo, an unforgettable artist and a forerunner of industrial music with his Mauthausen Orchestra cult" project, this new release of completely unreleased material -- containing tracks he composed between 2009 and 2012 -- is released by Urashima in double cassette format, after CD format released last year by Standa, with five bonus tracks (for a total about forty minutes of unreleased material) not present on CD. This new work -- a release which has been officially authorized by his family -- shows Pierpaolo Zoppo at the peak of his artistic maturity: after investigating the most extreme and intransigent sounds for years with impetus, he finds a moment of reflection and some quietness, without completely abandoning its original instinctive and "wild" nature, he knocks corners and softens forms, giving fifteen tracks of music/non-music as "strong" as ever, but at the same time touching and "poetic" as never before. Private Thoughts Recordings (the title of the album was taken from notes that Pierpaolo himself had pinned with a felt-tip pen on a few home-burned discs containing his original recordings) is perhaps the best gift that the artist could have left you before departing for his long journey, and the most intense proof of his deep sensitivity and his incredible avant-garde "sound visions". Housed in a beautiful deluxe wooden box of seven inch size with five doble face inserts with nine collage by Stefano Gentile and audio compiled and mastered by Pierpaolo's longtime friend Giuseppe Verticchio. Double cassette in a limited edition of 99, hand numbered copies; includes download code." - Urashima.

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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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