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Waiting in the waiting room with a waiter and a waitress

by Joan La Babbleuh

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Recorded in separate locations and mixed together umpteen times.
Ms. La Babbleuh is not a real person, Ms. La Barbara definitely is.


released February 7, 2022

Joan La Babbleuh is:
Ben Presto (IT) & Angela Sawyer (US)

You could say that Ben Presto's music definitely took off with the band Larsen Lombriki. Larsen Lombriki was founded in Rome, Italy in 1997 by combining multimedia projects by public art and urban actionism. What began as an idea to put music to the fanzine “RoToR” soon became the creation of innumerable illusory groups and a phantom label, the Rotor Audio Club. At the present time, Ben Presto lives in Rovereto, Italy and plays in different improvisation / avant / noise groups and collectives and as a solo project he deals mainly with plunderphonics and electroacoustic music.

In 2020 Steep Gloss released The Balsamic Doctrine by Ezio Piermattei & Ben Presto:


Angela Sawyer is a professional middle-aged nice-lady, very artsy, who used to run one weekly and four monthly comedy type shows. Now that COVID is here, she mopes around the house mourning her google calendar and also playing horrible music no one likes (but her man-roommates like least of all).

Angela Sawyer is also a longtime experimental musician in Boston and the owner of the defunct-but-missed shop Weirdo Records. She has done things like released two albums at the same time, fronted a hardcore band, hosted shows right inside her house, gone to school for philosophy, performed throwing cake at a lady who was throwing cake back, recorded an album inside a car, drank an absurd amount of diet coke, and a bunch of other silly stuff she has mostly forgotten because she is quite old. Currently she plays music around town and hosts a weekly comedy open mic called Midway Or The Highway in Jamaica Plain.

Angela has an album of zoom stories on bandcamp:



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