An acoustic homage to the artist, poet and theorist Oswald Wiener from his friends, companions and fans. The inspiration for the different tracks was Wieners aesthetic of failure in the tradition of the Wiener Gruppe (The Vienna Group) and of his selten gehörte Musik (rarely heard music) records with Gerhard Rühm and Dieter Roth. -¢‚Ǩ-ìTogether we have attempted an aesthetic of failure, an aesthetic of incompetence. And this is a very painful aesthetic, an aesthetic of embarrassment, disgrace and limitation. But because the main thing is to seize and to emotionally affect the listener, there is of course this disgrace and embarrassment as a kind of emotion and as a play with ones own weakness-¢‚Ǩ¬¶-¢‚Ǩ¬ù With original tracks from: Thomas Brinkmann & Marcus Schmickler, Valie Export & Ingrid Wiener, Nihilist Spasm Band, Mouse on Mars, Ira G. Wool, Wolfgang Müller (Die tödliche Doris), Gerhard Rühm, Hubert Fichte, Mario Subassis, Michel Würthle, Rolf Graf, Franz Josef Czernin, Attersee, Rosa Pock, H. C. Artmann. - Suppose.
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.