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Anderson, Fortner

Solitary Pleasures [Used Item]

Anderson, Fortner: Solitary Pleasures <i>[Used Item]</i> (&Records)

The 35 poems found on Fortner Anderson's "Solitary Pleasures", performed with Michel F Cote, Sam Shalabi and Alexandre St-Onge, speak of the obsessions, phantasies and encounters of Anderson's life.

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Label: &Records
Catalog ID: ET 15
Squidco Product Code: 19514

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Released: 2011
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at Studio 270, Montreal, in May 2011 by Robert Langlois.

This is a USED (previously owned) item


Fortner Anderson-lyrics, voice

Michael F. Cote-drums, microphones

Alexandre St-Onge-electric bass, electronics

Sam Shalabi-electric guitar

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"Alexandre St-Onge. Born Montréal, Québec, 1976. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (double bass).

Alexandre St-Onge is an audio artist, a musician/improviser (acoustic bass, bass, voice and electronics) and a sound performer. He has studied literature and philosophy and he is currently doing his PhD in art. He is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach of the ineffable and he has released seven solo CDs: Entités (Oral), Joseph Carey Merrick (Oral), Mon animal est possible (Alien8 Recordings), L'amitié ou les rumeurs insoutenables du désir (Squint Fucker Press), kasi naigo (Squint Fucker Press), Une mâchoire et deux trous (Namskéio Records), Image/négation (Alien8 Recordings). He also plays in quite a few bands, including Et Sans, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Klaxon Gueule, Pink Saliva, Mineminemine, Shalabi Effect and Undo. As a composer he has worked for interactive/mixed-media company kondition pluriel, as well as composing for artists such as Marie Brassard, Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Line Nault, Jérémie Niel, Maryse Poulin and Mariko Tanabe."

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"Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montréal's free improv scene. One cannot count the many projects he is a part of. He is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect, who have recorded 2 albums on Alien8 Recordings which have earned the band extremely good response from critics and music enthusiasts alike. Apart from Shalabi Effect, he is also part of a number of bands, among which Detention, Molasses, Balai Mécanique, Po, 'Gypt Gore, and a trio with David Kristian and Alexandre St-Onge. He is also known for three solo albums, Luteness (Squint Fucker Press, deleted), On Haschisch (Alien8), and of course Osama, his investigation of arabophobia in a "post-9-11 world". His style ranges from freeform psychedelic rock to the most oddball abstract performance. Although mostly known as a guitarist, the highly versatile Shalabi also performs on oud and a variety of other instruments." (

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track listing:

1. May 6 1:07

2. May 8 0:43

3. May 9 0:56

4. May 10 1:10

5. May 12 1:54

6. May 15 1:12

7. May 21 1:08

8. May 23 1:23

9. May 26 1:02

10. May 27 1:10

11. June 12 1:47

12. June 18 1:07

13. June 28 1:27

14. June 29 1:41

15. June 30 1:05

16. July 2 0:48

17. July 7 1:33

18. July 9 1:18

19. July 19 1:25

20. July 20 1:49

21. July 25 1:20

22. August 2 1:11

23. August 5 1:35

24. August 6 1:53

25. August 9 2:01

26. August 30 1:20

27. Sept 29 1:05

28. Sept 30 1:22

29. Oct 2 1:20

30. Oct 9 1:21

31. Oct 11 1:07

32. Oct 16 2:18

33. Nov 27 1:19

34. Dec 16 1:58

35. April 26 1:17
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Previously unplayed Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"Originally from the American Midwest, Fortner Anderson has lived in Montréal since 1976. Known for the performances of his poems, he has been an active member of the Montréal spoken word scene for years prior to the use of the term "spoken word."

His poems have appeared on his solos discs: Sometimes I Think (Wired on words, 1999), Six Silk Purses (Wired on words, 2005) and He Sings (Wired on words, 2006). His newest disc Solitary Pleasures appears on &records in November 2011.

He has performed his work at the Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, Poesiefestival Berlin (Germany) and at Live Biennale (Vancouver). In June of 2002 and again in 2008, he was invited to Genoa (Italy) to perform at the 8th and 10th editions of the Festival Internazionale di Poesia di Genova. In 2007 he was awarded the La Voix électrique prize by Les Filles électriques and Wired on words for his literary accomplishments."-&Records

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