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The 5 best experimental record labels in Portland by The Portland Mercury

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New and Daring Sounds from SDM Records, Impermanent Projects, and More

Portland has long been a friendly haven for experimental music, providing a welcoming space for the two-decade run of the Creative Music Guild and venues where artists of all stripes can challenge themselves and their listeners. In recent years, the city has also seen the rise of record labels that spotlight purveyors of noise, drone, free jazz, and beyond from around the world. If you have an interest in experimental music, here are the five best labels offering new and daring sounds from right here at home.

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