Rontom's Sunday Sessions: Mt. Portland Compilation Release

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Rontom's Sunday Sessions: Mt. Portland Compilation Release says
SUN FEB 28 / 7:30 PM / 21+ / FREE

1045p And And And
945p Joel Magid
9p Candace
830p Boone Howard and Michael Finn Duo

Mt. Portland is a free Vinyl & CD compilation of original & previously unreleased Portland music, put together by Joel Magid and recorded by Stan Wright at Buzz or Howl Studios. Read Mt. Portland's classic press release below for more detail.


"Compilations are riddled with stigma.
Often looked at as lame or misguided. The idea of mashing 13, 14, or more songs next to each other presents some obvious problems.
A quick example is sound. Sound quality always varies in compilations and commonly in an annoying way.
And why put them all next to each other and try to sell it as one album?
After all, in todays world what’s the difference between a compilation and a playlist?

I’ll tell you.

Usually nothing.

Mt. Portland is here to destroy all that.

Mt. Portland isn't for sale. It's free. Every copy will be given away for nothing. Any money accidentally made will be donated to charity. Mt. Portland sounds like an album, not a bunch of random songs shoved next to each other.


Because I was inspired to put Mt. Portland together to document the amazing music scene currently in bloom in Portland Oregon. Because all the songs were recorded specifically for the record at the same time in the same place: Buzz or Howl Studios in Portland. Stan Wright owns the analog studio and he recorded and mixed every song for free.

Every single track on Mt. Portland is exceptional… But anyone with ears could tell you that.

There are a million reasons why Mt. Portland will be played long after the death of so many other compilations, but the simplest reason I can give you is the only one I need:

Mt. Portland is better." — Joel Magid 2016

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Joel Magid

Above is the one sheet that went out for the national PR campaign. It was not written with the intention of stirring up or putting down local comps, but rather just to shake up the national complacency around the stigma of comps in general. We love our local pdx compilations!

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