THOEGERSEN, PETER - Facebook: What's On Your Mind? 2016 - 2020
"Peter Thoegersen’s new CD on Flea004 is a recording of his Microtonal Song Cycle «Facebook: What’s On Your Mind » (2016-2020). Sung with hair-raising power by Lore Lixenberg, this is one of the most astounding works by Thoegersen whose music I consider to be a most significant and rare example of freedom in contemporary music.
While the microtonal piano part of the song cycle is a potent example of Thoegersen’s poly-temporal and poly-microtonal explorations, the voice part, highly dramatic, is the contemporary equivalent of Pierrot Lunaire. Schoenberg’s sprechgesang with its moonstruck poetry has metamorphosed into a raving rant of the Facebook generation where the banality of obscenity finds its limits in expletives no longer deletable unless the culprit is placed in Facebook jail for having transgressed «community standards » whatever those might be...according to inscrutable censors.
Thoegersen’s work exists at an intersection of freedoms: musical and social, where one might at once sound the musical limit of free sound and the social limit of «free speech. His work is both courageous and dangerous to academia. No easy categories for this music. We are in the no-mans’s land of unlimited freedom far from job security and clear social status." - Gerard Pape, May 18th, 2021
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.