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MIZUTANI, KIYOSHI - Yokosawa-iri

CMR is happy to present its first release by long term sound artist Kiyoshi\r\nMizutani. A former member of Merzbow, Mizutani has been creating his solo\r\nwork since 1989, delving into areas of electronic noise, structural sound\r\nsystems of feedback and instrumentation as well as natural compositional\r\narrangements of field recordings.\r\nYokosawa-iri falls into the latter category. All field recordings were made\r\nat this Satoyama, a traditional form of agricultural environment\r\nconsisting of a mountain, a rice field and a small village where people and\r\nnature coexist in harmony. With beautiful clarity Mizutani illustrates an\r\nenvironment and its inhabitants through the delicate combination of found\r\nsounds both natural and mechanical. The Satoyama is a very rare setting in\r\ncontemporary Japan, no doubt one of the reasons Mizutani chose to document\r\nthe area.\r\nConstructed from overlapping forest sounds of wind, trees, birds, rocks,\r\ninsects, animals and children (to name a few sources) the tracks rise and\r\nfall with intensity, at times suggesting the encroaching modern world on\r\nthis traditional area. Yokosawa-iri is a beautiful entry into Mizutanis\r\nalready impressive dossier of sound work. - CMR.

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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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