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Artist: BENTLEY, MEL
Title: Red Green Blue
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Algorithmic language detritus. Tape devolution. Queasy string work and pescatarian poetry. Vitrine closes out its Fall batch with the first audio publication from Philadelphia-based writer and artist Mel Bentley. This follows such strong showings as 2013’s & parts, released as a chapbook through Damask Press. Red Green Blue collects a wide berth of live performances and stray discomfort. Bentley’s writing evokes Black Tarantula-era Kathy Acker bisected by Ron Silliman and the panoply of Nathaniel Mackay. Aggregate Internet waste and epistolary diversion. Red Green Blue’s melange of text, field recordings, free improv intersections and tape manipulation harkens back to the openness of cassette magazines such as Underwhich Audiographics or Edition S Press. The Dundee Telegrams by the Paxton Group and Paula Claire is a somewhat probable touchstone, though there is a palpable vitality to these sonic extensions unfettered by reference or deference. Recitation ranges from the languid to the deadpan to a heated stumble of apprehension. There’s a freeness to these live recordings, as Bentley presents a variety of perspectives to approach the writing. The latent air within the performance space, the shuffle and cough of the audience and a torrent of rain fall on Baltimore Avenue are all given their opportunity alongside the character of Bentley’s formidable poetry. “Why can’t I dig my way out of a personality.” Limited to 100 copies." - Vitrine.
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