Lenka lente

The Lenka lente publishing house was created in 2004 in Paris, by Guillaume Belhomme. After having published a handful of records (Gypsophile, ECFA Quartet), they have dedicated themselves since 2013 to the publishing of books and books-records. Two collections provide the publishing catalog: Vision (works of literature, poetry or testimony, fraying, in one way or another, with the supernatural) and Music (monographs or books by artists, reissues of historical documents)—the two collections can sometimes host the same publication.
 
Benjamin Mouliets - Mikami Kan (book + CD)
2021
French edition
forthcoming
The biography of the singer and performer Mikami Kan, figure of the Japanese underground scene, with two unreleased concerts on CD.
Guillaume Tarche - Steve Lacy (Unfinished)
2021
texts in English and French
A polyphonic evocation of the American saxophonist through the testimonies of some forty international musicians.
Philippe Robert - Free Jazz Manifesto
2021
texts in English and French
169 fundamental free jazzrecords recommended in 180 pages by Maurizio & Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien) and Philippe Robert, from must-have classics to indispensable curiosities.
Michel Henritzi - Micro Japon
2021
French edition
(last copies available!)
Michel Henritzi's collection of interviews provides a rich portrait of the experimental music scene in Japan.
 Lee Ranaldo - En herbe / In Virus Times (livre + CD)
2021
French edition
Two short stories by Lucien Jean (1870-1908), accompanied by a mini CD slipped into the book: an unpublished atmospheric piece, recorded for the occasion, by Lee Ranaldo.
Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant
2021
French edition
Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present.
 Nurse With Wound - Un homme sensible / Pièce pour Un homme sensible (+ CD)
2021
French edition
(last copies available!)
In Un homme sensible, Octave Mirbeau tells the story of a murderer who, in the name of world harmony, is determined to rid the world of "all organisms unfit for a strong and harmonious life". This inspired Nurse With Wound, which, as an illustration, gives us here a new piece of unpublished music.
Charles Pennequin - Le Martien / Allo maman (+ CD)
2020
French edition
Charles Pennequin is an unconventional poet who tells us here the sidereal aggression of a Martian who has not yet cut the cord. On the CD contained in the book, he interprets his text three times: twice in the company of the guitarist Jean-François Pauvros, and another time alone, but with a megaphone.
Le son du grisli
2020
French edition
Featuring: Jacques Delamain, Ghédalia Tazartès, Paul Sérusier, John Butcher, Keith Rowe & Cornelius Cardew, Kaoru Abe... and 130 chronicles.
Claude Pélieu - Jukeboxes
2020
French edition
A collection of poems first published in 1972 by the French companion of the Beat Generation.
Le son du grisli
2018
French edition
Edgar Varese, Francois Tusques, Tristan Tzara, Thomas Bonvalet, Nick Cave, interview with saxophonist Harutaka Mochizuki by Guillaume Belhomme, 90 book and music reviews.
Jacques Demierre - ABC-Book (+ CD)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
An ABC book with which the pianist, composer and improviser recounts his experience of sound (with the score and recording on CD of an unpublished piece).
Philippe Robert - Agitation frite - Témoignages de l\'underground français – Vol. 2
2018
French edition
The second volume of the publication dedicated to the French underground musical scene.
Oskar Panizza - Le jardin de Vréneli (+ CD)
2018
French edition
A story of love and drunkenness with Venus in Zurich's forest, by German writer Oskar Panizza. This edition comes with a musical piece and illustrations by experimental intermedia duo My Cat Is An Alien.
Le son du grisli
2018
French edition
Kurt Schwitters' Merz Manifesto; AMM by David Grubbs; Daunik Lazro's discography reviewed by Luc Bouquet and... Daunik Lazro; interviews with Anna Tjan from the label Dancing Wayang and Dave Phillips; on Lonely Woman by Ornette Coleman. Plus: some sixty book and record reviews.
Frank Kofsky - Conversation
2017
French edition
First French translation of the famous 1966 interview with the American saxophonist by writer and jazz specialist Frank Kofsky.
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