ZYKLON - The Heartland

From 1979-1982 there was only ONE minimal synth / industrial band in Michigan and that band was ZYKLON. Killer washes of heavy electronic noise connected by buzzes of melodic synth. Totally WEIRD SHIT that sounded like nothing else. This CD is a heavy historical document of MICHIGAN NOISE! - Aaron Dilloway. "A three man, three synthesizer "Industrial-Electro" pop group from Grand Rapids, Michigan comprising T. Purdy, B. Younker and S. Zuidema (all 1960-). Active 1979-1982. Self produced single "Wir Sind" b/w "Gary, IN" and "Part Time" (GRiM Records, 1981) distinguishes Zyklon as first electronica recording artist to champion Industrial noise as music genre." Zyklon. Includes the self released cassette and 7" (they also had a track on a very early SUB POP cassette!) as well as tons of unreleased tracks. Word on the street is that the track "Gary, IN" was supposed to be included on the infamous "I Hate The Pop Group" comp but was cut due to space limitations. Highly recommended!

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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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