The Best Of Taylor​.​.​. For Tape! (2007​-​2009)

by Taylor Abrahamse

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    Released quietly back in 2010, this collection of demos gives a taste of Taylor's burgeoning obsession with songwriting, a sense of his early Youtube work, and some of the recordings that mark his last semester of High School. Purchase includes a 27-page lyric booklet PDF (with more absolutely 'attractive' images like the one above), and a PDF to access more content: the children's story 'My Friend Fetus', and a folder of more sounds called 'Mostly Randomized Other Inclusions'.

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about

The first part of this collection was my first stab at what ultimately became 'Here's Some Songs', with somewhat different track listings, totally different recordings. All recorded more or less at home, with a few exceptions that bleed into my dorm during second year University, and 'Duckman', which was started in 09, but actually finished after 'Here's Some Songs'. When I realized I could get better recording equipment & more quiet to record during the Christmas holiday around the York U campus, I decided to approach 'Here's Some Songs' again then.

The second part is generally from the school year prior, when I stuck myself in a miserable York film making program. In my self-inflicted powerlessness, I would escape from the world through pursuing Youtube fame, and getting by grade-wise, but not really devoting myself. At the very end of that year, when I enjoyed making the soundtrack to a short film way more than making the film itself, I decided to hop over into music for my next year, which proved to be a very smart decision. I started making connections, friends & discoveries I'm immensely grateful for.

The third part is from the tail-end of High School. A depressed Taylor, exploring spirituality, overwhelmed by the vast absurdity & emptiness of life, basically going insane, feeling like he'd seen it all, and resistant to talk about what he was dealing with. This includes songs for school projects, jingles for the morning announcements, sound samples from video assignments & never before heard ideas and bits.

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released July 13, 2010

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Taylor Abrahamse Toronto, Ontario

"A future star" - Michael Wojewoeda, multi-Juno-winning producer

"A truly amazing voice." - Mary Margaret O'Hara, indie music legend

"I had nothing to teach him!" - Dave Bidini, Writer/Rheostatics frontman

Stay up to date at www.taylorabrahamse.ca. Once a Top 40 contestant on Canadian Idol, Taylor has performed for over a decade across Ontario and released many independent digital recordings.
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