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Sensual Passport

by The Pleasure Class

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited edition (250) compact disc in a cardboard sleeve inside a 10 inch record sleeve and inner sleeve containing a one-of-a-kind spin painting, made with acrylic on cardstock. Get the tunes and the object without having to get one of those pesky old record players! [Note: this package does NOT include a vinyl record, just a more satisfying simulacrum.]

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sensual Passport via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Meowage 03:52
Domino 03:15
Domino Domino Hand of gold Cococo Trapped in a disco Go oh Go Tom-tom Blow gun Sands of stone Poison toe Calypso Aruba scuba Overboard Bride swallowed By the tide Aqua flow Domino Domino
Monument 04:41
Monument Cold war The elite elect I have my own architect I’ll die and get a monument As a hero Krasnaya mater Russia Milk from the breast I’ll give it back Back like a tide Die and get a monument for free You’ll not discover My secret fortune Mirroring your moves With secret torture My old friends the agents Black tea vodka no rest I’ll break your spirit On my bare chest Die and get a monument for free Die and get a monument or three
Party Lips 03:21
Party Lips Hey hi how do you do? The Pleasure Class says hello to you! We want to raise your spirits We’re Nihilists, skeptics and realists xenophiles philanthropes populists and cheerists We and our Party Lips Not making money ***** If that sounds unfeminist Why don’t you lick my nips? So you think I sound like Ke$ha? Well you know my hubbie’s a hesher Who’s the original hippie punk Toyist? We and our party lips We’re existentialist There is no meaning so Go out and make your own
Metal Song 04:47
Cop Show 04:37
Under the Lawn I wonder what we will find Under the lawn Old lady laying down sod Out before dawn The worms and the centipedes crawl Under the lawn The white turns to black then to orange Then a green spawn For him, no Viking burial But a plot beneath the iris and the willow No more shoes No more Sundays out Napping in the dirt Only silence now Now he is under the lawn Watch as the abyss yawns
Bango Tango 05:53


Beach Sloth review:

"The Pleasure Class infuses a strong sense of playfulness in their experimental exuberant “Sensual Passport”. Reminiscent of similarly structured eccentric sound explorers like Blectum from Blechdom and tUnE-yArDs, the way these pieces are structured defy categorization. While they are quite unique in their presentation the songs are joyful and celebratory in nature. Over the course of the album the Pleasure Class utilizes unusual polyrhythms, strange dusty samples, and sunny melodies. By far the highlight of the album are the poetic cryptic lyrics, that are rather unknowable, much like the unusual arrangements themselves.

Easily the best title any song has been named ever is the sample-laden work of “Meowage”. With this piece the Pleasure Class open the album on a high note as synthesizers and samples meld into a strange otherworldly whole. Strangely catchy is the summery “Monument”. Beats abound throughout the song showing off some incredibly impressive rhythms. Rather joyful in spirit is the Caribbean inflected “Philip Glass in Aruba”. A bizarre funk emerges out of the spirited performance of “Party Lips” making it quite infectious. Infused with a great deal of humor is the pointed “Mr. Wonderful” whose canned samples add to the song’s overall mood. Lounge-like in temperament is the whacked out organ wheeze of “Under the Lawn”. On “Bango Tango” the Pleasure Class bring the album to a happy conclusion.

“Sensual Passport” displays the infinite talent and unique vision of the Pleasure Class."


released February 1, 2016

The Pleasure Class is:

Michelle “Wendy & Lisa” Adams: Bontempi saxophone, piano horn, slat drum, bass drum, alto melodica, wood xylophone, tube xylophone, Sesame Street Sounds, steel drum

Dan “Le Bon James” Nelson: Yamaha CS-5 synthesizer, Prophet V synthesizer, Roland TR-606 drum machine, Korg DW-6000 synthesizer, SIEL MDP-40 drum machine, percussion, kalimba

Shari “Dr. Shé” Robertson: Casio SK-1 synthesizer, Realistic Concertmate 500 synthesizer, Yamaha Portasound synthesizer, piano, xylophone, Bontempi sax, piano horn, steel drum, alto, soprano, and grey melodicas, toy guitar, zither, tambourine, wood xylophone, cowbell

Lexa “Bjørn Björk” Walsh: Animal Farm, Animal Band, vocals, Tudor xylophone, Bontempi saxophone, wooden xylo, chickie may pole, Sesame Street Silly Sentences, Wiggles guitar, cankles, seed shaker, Mister Wonderful & The Perfect Husband, finger chimes, toy piano, bass guitar

All songs by The Pleasure Class
Lyrics by Dan Nelson and Lexa Walsh
Recorded by Mike Blodgett at Electric Sparkyland Studio, Oakland, CA
Mixed by Eli Crews at Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Mark Gergis in Hanoi, Vietnam
Cover art by Dan Walsh, “Folio C (Plate II)” (2015). © Dan Walsh
Cover art photographed by Matthew Trygve Tung, courtesy Pace Prints
Band photo by Cassia Leet
Thanks to Dan Walsh, OMCA, Raub Roy, Mike, Eli, & G-Spot

© 2015 Plink Plonk Music, All Rights Reserved.


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The Pleasure Class Oakland, California

With members of the all-women toy instrument group Toychestra and analog synth project Boron, The Pleasure Class uses synths, percussion, toy instruments and samples to make groovy avant-garde pop in the tradition of The Books, The Residents, and CAN. RIYL Animal Collective, Radiohead, Talkdemonic, tUnE-yArDs, and Daedelus. ... more

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