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"It’s no secret that the classical and the neoclassical ballet has a been a primary proponent in my artistic and physical output over the last 4 years (and for probably the rest of my media arts career), and as the major projects have been developed and taken shape, I think often about the initial classical ballet performances that began to shape the various interests. The memories always circle back to the Paris Opera Ballet and danseuse étoile Agnès Letestu. The first classical DVD I bought was the Paris Opera Ballet’s production of LA BAYADERE and immediately noticed Agnès Letestu as one of the Three Shades, thus making my second purchase the 2005 Paris Opera Ballet production of Swan Lake which features Agnès Letestu as Odette / Odile. Amongst everything else in the performance, Letestu’s potrayal of Odile consciously cemented my interest in the ballerina as a whole; the makeup, facial features, gestures, costume, form and Agnès Letestu’s incomparable angular posture. As the magazine, DVD, VHS, and Blu-ray collection grew exponentially, I was able to see even more of Letestu’s profound abilities for pantomime and drama, most notably in the Paris Opera Ballet’s 2003 production of LA PAQUITA. Eventually, the apex representation for me as a fan of Agnès Letestu has easily been her role as the Siren / La Courtisane in Balanchine’s LE FILS PRODIGUE. Strangely enough, I first saw her in the stunning costume during one of the documentaries about her as she was fitted with the arm bands in her dressing room. Finally finding and seeing online the Paris Opera Ballet’s 2001 production of LE FILS PRODIGUE was absolutely awe inspiring and a massive cumulative experience as again, the Georges Rouault ‘designed’ costume with Letestu’s uncanny stage abilities further cemented my thought that Agnès Letestu may be the absolute stage representation of woman. In other words, divine and a living, moving goddess. Over the years THE RITA has revolved many works around European genre film and pre-code vamp / flapper actresses, and my continuing life dedicated to the classical ballet has informed fascinations with other ballerinas such as Ludmila Semenyaka, Natalia Bessmertnova, Tatiana Terekhova, Marianela Nunez, Claire Marie Osta, Natalia Osipova, Maya Plisetskaya, Svetlana Berisosova, Ariana Lallone, Olesia Novikova and Alina Cojocaru, but again, for me Agnès Letestu is always the apex representation of the female performer.

The Letestu 7” on Disclosures has been one of the most difficult releases I have had the opportunity to work on as my audio and aesthetic tribute to Agnès Letestu had to be all encompassing and representative for me. The various processed sound samples from rare imported documentaries layered with further mic’d pointe shoe sounds from Arlo Doyle, the 7” format (which is always my absolute favourite) and the imagery all had to be seamless.

The only thing I could imagine being more difficult is meeting Agnès Letestu one day and nervously expressing to her that all my primary fascinations with the aesthetic and movements of the ballet have been shaped by her." - Sam McKinlay

Edition of 235 copies. Includes 7"x7" insert. Order here http://www.disclosures.tictail.com



Test pressings are still available.  $30 shipped in the U.S. all other countries must pay shipping.  Email mbdcontact160@gmail.com first for availability.

New distro items from Freak Animal are now available as well:

Alfarmania – The Waiting Grave CS
Deathkey/88MM – Total War/None Of You Left CD
Mo*Te – Life In A Peaceful New World CD
Mo*Te – Cuffs CD

All items available for order here http://www.disclosures.tictail.com

Copies of The Rita - Letestu will be available from the following distros soon.
USA: Analog Worship, Dead Gods, Fantastique, Self Abuse Records, Skeleton Dust Records

Canada: Scream And Writhe Distro

Europe: Cold Spring, Old Europa Cafe, Total Black


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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 02:51:52 PM »

Test pressings and Alfarmania - The Waiting Grave now sold out.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 12:40:57 PM »

Deathkey/88MM sold out.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 03:11:15 PM »

going to grab a copy from AW when he has them available
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 02:00:32 PM »

going to grab a copy from AW when he has them available

I haven't heard from Yosef in a little over a week, not sure if he's still going to be stocking copies.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 10:35:15 PM »

Mo*Te – Life In A Peaceful New World sold out.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 08:07:14 PM »

Available now for folks in the EU here:

http://totalblack.bigcartel.com
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 02:29:22 AM »

I now also have the 7" available from LAKE SHARK HN.
I really love the way this personally important release came together and Disclosures did an amazing job with everything.
More information:
http://bakurita.blogspot.com/p/the-rita-and-related-merchandise.html
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 03:55:27 AM »

Copies also available at http://www.screamandwrithe.com
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 03:15:36 PM »

going to grab a copy from AW when he has them available

I haven't heard from Yosef in a little over a week, not sure if he's still going to be stocking copies.

just grabbed a copy from Discogs. looking forward to receiving it
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 09:16:15 PM »

going to grab a copy from AW when he has them available

I haven't heard from Yosef in a little over a week, not sure if he's still going to be stocking copies.

just grabbed a copy from Discogs. looking forward to receiving it
Why were you so opposed to grabbing it direct from the label? Just wondering.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »

going to grab a copy from AW when he has them available

I haven't heard from Yosef in a little over a week, not sure if he's still going to be stocking copies.

just grabbed a copy from Discogs. looking forward to receiving it
Why were you so opposed to grabbing it direct from the label? Just wondering.

it was from the labels Discogs
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 05:06:59 AM »

going to grab a copy from AW when he has them available

I haven't heard from Yosef in a little over a week, not sure if he's still going to be stocking copies.

just grabbed a copy from Discogs. looking forward to receiving it
Why were you so opposed to grabbing it direct from the label? Just wondering.

it was from the labels Discogs
Ah, alright then. Nevermind.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 04:50:19 PM »

I mainly use discogs for out of print records I'm looking for or if a US sellers gets something in and it's a but easier on the shipping costs for me.

I just happened to be looking for a copy of The Rita - Predators  7" and happened to see that the label had the Letestu 7" up so I just ordered one since I was already on Discogs to begin with
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 03:35:58 PM »

All of the distros mentioned in the initial post should have copies now.  AW will have copies after this weekend.
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