Fragments du Monde Flottant

by Various Artists

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Alex Kinsel
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Alex Kinsel Spiritual if not aural little sibling to Devendra’s gorgeous “Golden Apples of The Sun” comp from those heady heady days of ‘04. This one feels like a bicycle ride down a side road when the afternoon sun is on your back and you know you’re going to have a beautiful night, you’ve just got to figure out where you’re going. Favorite track: Rodrigo Amarante - That Old Dreams Of Ours.
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Lachsior Devendra Banhart has been integral to the psych folk scene of the last two decades. Not only do I adore his music, but I have found his musical compatriots are grand as well (Vashti, Chasny, Newsom, Hunter, etc.). I can’t think of someone better to curate a compilation of demos. Cheers Devendra, this is beauty unadorned and near in the form of guitar (etc.) and voice. Good good good, good vibrations.
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DEVENDRA BANHART presents a very unique & precious compilation featuring his best friends never heard before demos. Among them some of the yesterday and today’s most talented musicians and singers of the folk-pop-experimental scene. This handprinted album comes randomly in six different colored cardboard featuring one of six Devendra’s drawing.


" I’ve always loved demos ,
often much more than the final version ,
in fact , my favorite John Lennon song is a demo , its called Friend of Dorothy , it’s a masterpiece…
This is an album of demos.
you know who doesn’t like demos?
the people who make them , that’s who !
wait , wait….
that’s not true ….
they do like their demos …. but they are definitely not gonna let anyone hear them anytime soon … they have big big plans for these songs….
Fortunately , i don’t mind being extremely annoying when it comes to bothering/begging my friends to let me hear their demos.
Unfortunately , i am not a very good dentist.
This album could have been called “Pulling Teeth” if ya know what i’m sayin….
now
if i may take a moment to say
what kind , generous , and patient the sweet people on this comp are … thank you forever for enduring all of my emails, phone calls , texts , letters , and astral badgering!
I am extremely grateful to you.
I love you.
I would also like to thank my ol’ pal Cyril Yeterian.
He also loves demos and happens to runs the label that put out the record you are now holding , so that worked out nicely.
I am also endlessly indebted to Dustin Reid for introducing me to Tom Lee , who allowed us a peek into the priceless vault of Arthur Russell’s demos & release this never before heard work from the great master!
Please enjoy this anthology of intimacy before everyone on it freaks out and doesn’t want you to hear their demos (on the bright side , at least 5 of them will show up at your house and pay you the big bucks to get this back!)
this comp has taken years and years to put together , wow , has it been that long?
yep.
Love Above All "

Devendra Banhart.

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released March 1, 2019

ARTHUR RUSSELL
The previously unreleased "Not Checking Up” is from the wealth of material that made up the sessions for World Of Echo 1985-86
Written and Produced by Arthur Russell
Published by Echo & Feedback Newsletter Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Audika Records LLC

VASHTI BUNYAN
written and produced by Vashti Bunyan
Published by Spinneysongs. 
"It was my first attempt at writing and recording after a thirty year break, recorded at home on my first computer 😊 ..
It is still my favourite song."

JOSIAH STEINBRICK
written and produced by Josiah Steinbrick
“Sketch of the last song I ever composed on guitar with the intention of possibly using it for myself. Thoughtlessly recorded late one evening in a room with dim yellow light. Los Angeles, California. Autumn 2012.”

DIANE DENOIR
written by Diane Denoir & composed by Giusso "Pippo" Bellanca
"when i came back to Uruguay in 1971, after have lived for 3 years in Europe, Pippo (Giusso Bellanca) composed this songs that reflected poetically my awareness of my country's political and social reality."

MATTEAH BAIM
written and produced by Matteah Baim
"Coming up with Blossom-
When you can’t beat a creeping sadness in spring,
a kind of re-imaging of that crushing feeling of not aligning with beautiful things
as a dramatic piece- starring Gravity as the lead-
-AKA relief when things are falling."

JANA HUNTER
written and produced by Jana Hunter
courtesy of Ribbon Music
"i was trying to write a song for a split with an artist i admire. it's about dragging a new better self out of the charred remnants of your previous iteration."

HELADO NEGRO
written and produced by Helado Negro
"Lentamente was the first demo and song I wrote for my album Invisible Life. It’s about forgetting your old mind and knowing that you will have a new mind."

NILS FRAHM
written by Nils Frahm
courtesy of Captured Tracks


CURATED by DEVENDRA BANHART
ARTISTIC SUPERVISION by CYRIL YETERIAN
ARTWORK by DAVID MAMIE
PRINTED by NOIR sur NOIR & LEGNO
MASTERED by TIM STOLLENWERK
VINYL CUT by ADI FLÜCK

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Bongo Joe explores contemporary underground worlds to dig out instruments, voices and machines. He plows the furrows of time to unearth rare nuggets, from here and elsewhere, which you will find them in the form of vinyl records with gorgeous silk-screened covers at Bongo Joe’s shop in Geneva or scatterered around the world… ... more

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