Authors: Annelyse Gelman and Jason Grier
Publisher: Fonograf Editions (2019)
Where I end is not where you begin / Am I more myself or am I not myself letting you in?
About Repulsion, a collaboration between poet Annelyse Gelman and programmer Jason Grier, is a suite of six songs exploring intimacy, power, and vulnerability. Two songs, "Maxes" and "Does It Make You Feel Alive To Sing," are featured on the actual record and a digital download card for all six songs is included with each EP purchase. Alongside samples from poets Max Ritvo, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, and Carl Phillips, each track on About Repulsion has been wrung through an intensive production mechanism: lead hooks sung by algorithms, rattled ice, overloaded CPU chips, and field recordings from everywhere from a strip mall Guitar Center in Texas to a remote seaside church in Arnis, the smallest town in Germany.