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A collaboration between poet Annelyse Gelman and sound artist Jason Grier. About Repulsion mixes songs, sampled poems, textural walls, beats, noise, to create this EP of one-of-a-kind soundscapes.

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The legendary poet Eileen Myles, on vinyl for the first time. Aloha/Irish Trees features nearly an hour of Myles live in the studio, reading past and present poems. Intimate, playful, raw.

Comes with an insert of Myles' poem "Sorry." Released on Portland's own Fonograf Editions. Listen on Soundcloud...[ continued ]

Harmony Holiday's record of poems and sound collage. Adventurous and accessible, twisting cultural images into something surprising, political, socially aware. In conversation with Charles Mingus’ classic 1963 album The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady.

Comes with an insert of Holiday's poem “To the Black Female Children." Listen on Soundcloud...[ continued ]

Fifty-four surprising and gloriously unique poems from Rae Armantrout, a Pulitzer-winning poet of great gifts. According to Fonograf Editions, "Conflation interrogates the difference between texture and tactile; thing unspoken versus thing unseen."

Comes with an insert of the title poem. Listen on Soundcloud...[ continued ]

Store-wide cassette sale! Jesse Carsten (Half Shadow) and Raf Spielman (Woolen Men) combine to make music that's perfectly unlike other things. Future retro spoken word dance music. Recorded performance art you can sing along to. One of my favorite Portland bands.

Metallic cardstock covers, red-shelled cassettes. Released by Eggy Records. Listen on[ continued ]

An LP of one of the most adored living poets. Alice Notley pushes boundaries, and it's an absolute joy to hear her reading her work. 

Comes with an insert of Notley's poem, "Found Work (Lost Lace)." On clear vinyl.

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A split LP of "not noise, not music, not poetry" from Haunted and Comme À La Radio, two artists pushing boundaries. Spoken word cut-up broken-sound collage. Beauty and mayhem from artists who "approach words as just another sound to accept or reject as they dissolve."

For those who like Gowns, Algebra Suicide, Mutamasik & Morgan Craft, Tapestry, Hecka Ar, Caroline Bergvall.

Limited to only 100 copies! Hand-numbered, classy as hell...[ continued ]

Made in collaboration with Shannon Ebner, Stray: A Graphic Tone juxtaposes historic and recent material from poets Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey. An adventurous LP of spoken word delights.

Liner notes feature excerpts of original interviews, as well as reproductions of the poets’ published materials. Gatefold LP. Listen on Soundcloud...[ continued ]