L’Exil Part 0
L’Exil is the new album from multi-disciplinary artist Bernardino Femminielli, released on Montreal-based label Éditions Appærent. Born out of a frustration at his status of being a misunderstood artist, the concept album tells the satirical tale of an exiled showman; a semi-fictional character based on Femminielli himself.
Composed of lost Plaisirs Américains sessions (his 2016 outing on Mind Records), the release is the “pre-conclusion” to two other LPs -Johnny 4ever (Part I) and Nobody’s Boy: Johnny (Part II) – which will be released later this year.
Flirting between precision and abstraction, with idling beats, soundscapes of effects and distorted pianos that backdrop his smoky, lustrous vocals, this is ultra ouetre art-pop that is already a future classic.