For A Better Tomorrow

by Various Artists

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    Get the For A Better Tomorrow compilation and Trance Music cassettes at a slightly discounted price. All cassettes include download cards. Please only one batch per person.

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    An edition of 250 white shell cassettes with professionally printed, natural cardstock j-cards, 100 available for sale here

    This edition contains the entire 15-minute performance of the Powers / Rolin Duo at Café Bourbon Street, along with a cassette-exclusive sound collage piece from Michael Potter titled "Back Yard / Front Porch (featuring Thom Strickland and 5-0 the Pig)

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  • Entire Garden Portal Cassette Discography - FULL SET

    This is a one-of-one full set of Garden Portal cassettes, one copy of every album we've released so far. A total of 15 cassettes and one photo zine.

    These come from the label's own personal archive, and I've decided to let them go to raise funds for our next round of releases in June.

    All cassettes come with a download card and will be well packed and shipped with USPS Priority Mail, fully insured.

    I'm asking $200 for this full set of sold out and highly sought after batch of tapes, but if you'd like to donate more on top for our label coffers, please be our guest <3

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about

We here at Garden Portal are quite pleased to present our first compilation album, 'For A Better Tomorrow'.

This was originally slated to be a Bernie Sanders benefit compilation. When Bern suspended his campaign to focus on getting relief to disadvantaged folks affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to follow suit. This compilation release will see 100% of digital proceeds donated to Mutual Aid Athens. Mutual Aid Athens is a great group of folks working hard to get support to people and families in my community of Athens, GA that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to just go make a donation on your own through Venmo @MutualAidAthens or Cash App $MutualAidAthens.

Thanks for your support, and we hope you enjoy the music on this album as much as we enjoyed making and putting it together. Much love ♥

credits

released May 1, 2020

All tracks recorded and mixed by the artists themselves.
Sequenced and mastered by Michael Potter, April 2020.

GPD001 / GPT009

"Compilation albums loom large in the American Primitive Guitar realm. Takoma, Tompkins Square and Locust all had larger ambitions than merely offering a sampling of wares, and to them, Garden Portal says, “hold my beer. I’ve got some collecting and playing to do.” For A Better Tomorrow started out as a Bernie Sanders fundraising endeavor. But when Bernie bailed and COVID-19 came on the scene, Garden Portal pivoted to support Athens Mutual Aid Network, an umbrella organization that coordinates aid to the underserved in this trying time. But in addition to good works, there’s some good work going on here. Not all of it is guitar-centric, but even the tracks that aren’t are close enough to the strings and heart template of the aforementioned parties to merit consideration under the same rubric. Joseph Allred’s been ultra-productive recently, so it’s actually helpful to be reminded of the spirit that infuses his playing by listening to it one track at a time. Rob Noyes’ “Diminished” takes the listener on a deep dive into the construction of sentiment and sound. And Will Csorba’s Pelt-like blast of fiddle drone, “Requiem for Ociel Guadalupe Martinez,” will put your hair up high enough to make that self-inflicted quarantine do a bit easier to execute." - Bill Meyer, Dusted Magazine

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