-¢??Yezda Urfa was/is a Midwestern progressive rock outfit who recorded their debut album -¢??Boris-¢?¬ù in 1975 on a shoestring budget, and pressed a few hundred copies with the idea of getting a recording contract and some radio airplay. This effort failed on a massive level but, undeterred, the band pressed on. The album is a bizarre mixture of symphonic progressive, hardcore punk, and even a bit of bluegrass, maybe best compared to a high-speed collision between Yes, Gentle Giant, The Dead Kennedys with a dash maybe of Hüsker Düs -¢??Land Speed Record.-¢?¬ù Quirky enough for you? As an on-line reviewer noted: -¢??This music is unanchored in any conventional sense of rhythm, meter or melodic development. This is music that is wildly extreme in its form and style, often manic, but often successful as well. A low budget affair, but the quality of some of this music demands the listeners attention nonetheless. Boris was recorded at the end of what the band describes as their -¢??acoustic-¢?¬ù period, and this is what accounts for most of the difference of the material that is common to both of the bands releases. Boris And His Three Verses, Including Flow Guides Arent My Bag, 3, Almost 4, 6, Yea and To-Ta In The Moya all appear on both Yezda Urfa albums-¢??on -¢??Boris-¢?¬ù they feature a great deal of acoustic guitar and piano in spots that were later re-scored for electric instrumentation. Another difference between the renditions of these numbers on -¢??Boris-¢?¬ù and the later versions is the lack of any vocal harmonies on the later efforts. Some of the best elements common to good symphonic progressive rock are, obviously, a blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies. These two elements make the earlier recordings on -¢??Boris far better than the later, somewhat slicker versions they recorded. There are other differences as well... keyboardist Phil Kimbrough tends to favor Moog, electric piano and clavinet on -¢??Boris,-¢?¬ù while the later recordings feature more synthesizers and organ... and vocalist Rick Rodenbaugh was in better voice on -¢??Boris-¢?¬ù... and to my ears at least, the tempo of these tunes is ever so slightly slower, just enough to make a noticeable difference for the better.-¢?¬ù In essence, an exercise in mad genius and dexterity, from a band who never took themselves too seriously." - Syn-Phonic.

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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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