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Bernardino Femminielli - Plaisirs Americains (2016)

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Not sure how I slept on this for so long.  Well, I have an idea.  Anyway, this is probably the best thing that came out last year:

"PLAISIRS AMÉRICAINS is not so much an album as it is an Expanded Field; a PILGRIM JOYRIDE of PAN-MEDIA MUTATION, and PSYCHOSEXUAL POSSIBILITY..
Refusal. Realization. Rapture.
AMBITION as PROCESS.
Zealotry. Voyeurism. Vandalism.
CAMCORDER PRURIENCE as PERFORMANCE,
Auto-Nostalgia… ACID TELEVANGELISM.
a BLUR of METAMODERNIST DEBRIS —
the GRAND ENTERPRISE of SERIAL APPETITES,
in its MARATHON WAKE.

Available via MIND Records and Bethlehem XXX credits released April 15, 2016"
OR

"Serge Gainsbourg, instead of focusing his attentions on under-aged girls, takes a trip down to the local discotheque, sniffs a near-lethal amount of coke and has a lot of sex with a lot of men."

Listen/Buy

https://femminielli.bandcamp.com/album/plaisirs-ame-ricains

Anza de L'Ader - Zabaya

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seabreeze skin

Her seabreeze skin her bucolic folds frees me again to states of unknown
the scraps of her hairs the shadows of her body moving though stares in meadows of holly
eyes too intense to bely the signs rinds in fence, blue tides of her mind
unkempt upkeep kept well in kelp sleep stepped stopped and stooped unfurled in dream speak
weight of her wilted on hands so unfiltered billboards off kiltered
lovers now, though once jilted

Tradition - Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwto7yfVlvs&list=PLuGaJJwiz-F49Zl6Gr5zbt_accniSGOPP&spfreload=1

Idyllia

The idyll life idealist wife calliope knows the poetry inside of me fecund ecstatic harmony
In terms of scattered categories connecting dots is flattery of landscaped minds designed in times of assault and battery
batter me into tatters see sparks feel good in Antarctic seas freeze dried belied the arms and legs of
maddened thieves

Virginia Genta - Rough Enough

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By JA Besche

If various internet sources are accurate, Virginia Genta has been playing music since she was a young child, always self-taught and in the vein of free improvisation. I heard her play not long after her most consistent group, Jooklo Duo, started releasing music in 2007 (to the best of my knowledge, it’s a little murky). Her playing, predominantly on tenor saxophone (though she plays almost all variations of the instrument and is as likely to sound like Peter Brotzmann as she is Yusef Lateef), has always bent towards free improv, cosmic exploration, and passion. Over these ten years or so, she has also picked up a lot of technique, lyricism, and overall virtuosity. 

So then, it comes at a perfect time for Holidays to release her first (not including a self-released lathe 7”) release of solo sax recordings. It’s brief, only a two sided single, but fits nicely into the great tradition of the solo jazz/improv record. In my estimation, the solo recording has always been about ma…

Synthesis - Sentiments

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https://youtu.be/eGNFIgeSjSI