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YOUNG, LA MONTE/MARIAN ZAZEELA - The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath

"This recording is an invaluable artifact, destined to become a cherished classic, valued for years to come by those able to appreciate the subtle vibratory qualities of this High Art. In an age of diminishing concern for the high ideals upheld by the venerated masters of the past for strict adherence to the precise pitches and shapes of Raga, Pandit Pran Nath stood alone in his fierce devotion to purity of these ancient ways in a manner that was both traditional and innovative ... His life’s work was service to the true shape and correct pitches of each individual Raga, regarding them as manifestations of a Divine Sound that could only be accurately realized when these pitches and shapes were uniquely delineated for each and every Raga.

The Tambura was a lifelong companion to this work, as each frequency and shape was measured in relation to its finely tuned yardstick and he had little patience or sympathy for any elements that came between his discriminating ear and the lustrous resonance of this venerable stringed instrument.

For his Disciples, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, this was also the most cherished goal. The extreme care and loving attention given to the making of this masterpiece of Tambura Artistry make it a singularly rare contribution that far outshines any other attempts to capture this instrument in recorded media. I often use this recording to accompany my own practice and am delighted that now it will be available to students and connoisseurs worldwide. As has been said many times, sitting between two tamburas is Heaven." -Terry Riley.

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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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