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This is a mix of tracks with some voiceovers, created for radio broadcast. The last 3 music snippets are remixes from "Particular Streams Remixes 3" of material offered by Thomas to be remixed by BERTHELOT, Eisenlager and M.Nomized.

The theme of the release is poverty. I explore different aspects of living in a low-rent apartment in South Saint Louis in this 57-minute mix. Short examples of sounds and compositions from this environment are featured.

I call this "The Music Of Poverty" because I believe that in this time I managed to capture what being poor sounds like by recording my surroundings and sometimes by mixing those recordings.

"Saturday AM"
A Poem By Thomas Park

Early in the morning
Springtime
The birds mated
Chirping loudly outside my window

Traffic sounds faded
To ambient noise, a dull hum

My pipes sang
Liquid, guttural
Chorus of water on porcelain

A celebration, loaf of bread
Jar of peanut butter
From the Shop and Save
(Food stamp benefits today)

Minimum wage, but Saturday
A whole day without organizing
Stooping, placing
My work as a shelver on reprieve

As the light shone in through slits
It fell on my waking body
A whole 24 hours to be free
A richer man there never was

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released June 22, 2016

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