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fraying, in one way or another, with the supernatural) and Music (monographs or books by artists, reissues of historical documents)—the two collections can sometimes host the same publication.
 
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène
2022
French edition
forthcoming
 Nurse With Wound - La Mandragore (book + CD)
2022
French edition
forthcoming
The most accomplished tale of Jean Lorrain (1855-1906), decadent dandy, ardent erotomaniac and corrosive pen, accompanied by a new piece by Nurse With Wound.
John Corbett - Improvisation libre - Manuel d\'écoute
2022
French edition
A how-to manual for free improvisation music.
Le son du grisli - Rétrospective
2022
French edition
The retrospective of the website and the magazine Le son du grisli (2004-2021): 16 portraits and 38 interviews of musicians, 842 record and concert reviews.
Guigou Chenevier - Une histoire d\'Etron Fou Leloublan
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
The crazy story of the mythical avant-garde rock band Etron Fou Leloublan (1976-1985), pioneer of the European movement Rock in Opposition.
Alphonse Rabbe - Du suicide (book + CD)
2022
French edition
An excerpt from the Album of a Pessimist by the suicidal writer Alphonse Rabbe, whose exaltation and licentiousness were made for Nurse With Wound, who musically accompanies the text.
Fritz Hauser - Escalier sous la pluie (book + CD)
2022
French edition
A staircase drips, not with water but with sound: book / CD dedicated to Fritz Hauser's impressive "sound drawing" for the Vincent van Gogh Foundation in Arles.
Benjamin Mouliets - Mikami Kan (book + CD)
2021
French edition
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.
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.
Ross Bolleter - Du piano-épave - The Well Weathered Piano
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
In Western Australia, musician Ross Bolleter collects ruined pianos that he parks into open cemeteries and from which he draws his inspiration for his compositions. In this publication, Bolleter explains his musical practice and tells the unique story of these ruined pianos scattered in the heart of the Australian territory.
Twiggs Jameson - Billy & Betty
2017
French edition
Billy and her sister Betty live in a futuristic American suburban society obsessed with sex. A series of “disturbing” events will change their lives into a grotesque comic novel… Published in 1968 by Grove Press, Billy & Betty is a biting satire of the American way of life, somewhere between Burgess, Calaferte or the Monty Pythons, and a cult object that inspired Nurse with Wound.
 Nurse With Wound - Rapport à une Académie / Kafka\'s Parachute (+ CD)
2017
French edition
A “man” tells his fabulous past as an ape, from his capture to his adaptation to the world of men, to the members of an Academy of Sciences. This edition of A Report to an Academy, a short story by the great Kafka, is accompanied by a musical piece especially written by Nurse With Wound (here, Steven Stapleton, Colin Potter, Andrew Liles, Matt Waldron, Quentin Rollet, and It could be Worse).
Daniel Menche - D\'entre les morts (+ CD)
2017
French edition
(last copies available!)
The words of Guillaume Belhomme inspired American musician Daniel Menche to create a 20-minute composition (mastered by Andrew Liles) which recalls the atmosphere of the French writer's text: a train on the move, a glass, the color of blood...
Philippe Robert - Agitation frite - Témoignages de l\'underground français
2017
French edition
A unique firsthand account of the French underground musical scene since 1968 (with Christian Vander, Richard Pinhas, Daunik Lazro, Albert Marcoeur, Pascal Comelade, Pierre Bastien, Jac Berrocal, Jean-Louis Costes...).
Andrew Liles - Très Chère Mère / Mother Dearest (+ CD)
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Influential musician Andrew Liles releases a dark and fantastic literary work relating to childhood and sufferings, illustrated with six images and a sound piece.
Le son du grisli - Jedna
2016
French edition
French musical website Le son du grisli now in print version. First issue includes: Jason Kahn, Sven-Åke Johansson, La Monte Young, Nurse With Wound, Zbigniew Karkowski, 1910's Manifesto of the Futurist Painters…
William Wordsworth - 3 Poèmes / Entends par la vertu puissante de l\'ouïe du lion (+ CD)
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
3 tales of childhood and disappearance by William Wordsworth, accompanied by the primitive and free metal music of French duo Talweg.
Charles-Louis Philippe - Faits divers / Musique pour Faits divers: A Piece of the Sky Is Missing (+ CD)
2016
French edition
On the occasion of the republication of eight texts by Charles-Louis Philippe (1874-1909), Nurse With Wound (here, Steven Stapleton & Brian Conniffe) wrote "Music for Miscellaneous: A Piece of the Sky Is Missing", an unreleased mini CD included in the book.
Charles Plymell - Apocalypse Rose (+ CD)
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
An electrical poem by Charles Plymell first published in 1966 in Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Journal, with a CD on which Bill Nace plays a music inspired by his own reading of Apocalypse Rose.
Daunik Lazro - Sales rectangles / Vieux Carré (+ CD)
2015
French edition
(last copies available!)
A literary text by Guillaume Belhomme combining metafiction and cut-up, with a CD on which Daunik Lazro performs Vieux Carré, a composition by Joe McPhee evoking the old French Quarter of New Orleans.
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