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PORTER AND MARK MELNICOVE, BERN
Music For Children Of All Ages Vol. 1
"Born on Valentines Day 1911, in Maine's northernmost county, Bern Porter was a North American artist, writer, publisher, free thinker and scientist who found meaning in the things that others discarded or ignored. Porter is known in mostly underground circles as one of the earliest and most prolific practitioners of found poetry. Through his gleaning of founds in recycle bins, telephone books, and repair manuals, he created hilariously cunning, sometimes irreverent works of art that often bear his signature, as well as an anti-copyright statement. Many of these works have been published in collections over the past seventy years. On top of all this he was a sharer of knowledge who opened his home, 'The Institute of Advanced Thinking,' in Belfast, Maine, to dropouts, artists, children of all ages, and anyone who felt like dropping by. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bern's birthday, Turned Word Records presents this 34-minute LP of performed poetry, philosophical musings, and general word play, by Bern Porter and longtime collaborator, Mark Melnicove. Though Porter is not known for his sonic explorations, this LP is quite musical, channeling improvisational song chant modality and rhythm oriented slamesque poetry. On side B we hear what should be Bern's most famous work 'The Last Acts of St. Fuck You.' While a child is gently cooing in the background, the acts are presented in alphabetical order. All this is on vinyl for the first time ever. Many of the pieces have never been heard outside of a small circle of friends. Includes loose-leaf booklet of rare photos and twenty founds, most never before published. Hand stamped photocopy sticker covers on recycled jackets. Mastered by Caleb Mulkerien. Edited by Dan Beckman-Moon."
VILLAGE OF SPACES
Alchemy And Trust
"Having changed their name from Uke of Phillips, to Uke of Spaces Corners, this time around, on their fourth full length album, we see another moniker shift, to Village of Spaces. Collaborating with Michael Hurley, Big Blood, Ancestral Diet and Caethua,
Alchemy and Trust
might be this crew's most potent release to date if not their most deliberate and un-compromising. Recordings made over the last three years make up this 34 minute LP, which was recorded at The Pool Recording Studios in Portland, Oregon, Big Bloods Tank 26 studios in So. Portland, Maine, and by Nemo Bidstrup at the band's home in MidCoast, Maine. Neo-traditional, butter fried homesteader volk, with extended vamps the g chord and beyond." Includes a silkscreened, cardboard insert.
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