The Hyphenates (Vol 1)

by Taylor Abrahamse

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about

This is the start of a series of CD, concoctions based on a visionary movement lightly conceived of by Bryn Scott-Grimes called 'The Hyphenates' (Pronounced Hyphen-its)... which is far too grand to explain properly by myself. However, you may gather some sense of it as time goes on if you follow Bryn's life. 'Hyphenates' is not a band, but it is a collective of sorts around creating new and wonderful combinations, hence the hyphen to connect the two.

Basically, we wanted to start a way for artists to express themselves around campus freely, and document the proceedings, so during our second year at University, we created these disks and actually put them out around campus in strange and hidden spots... and also very visibly on top of newspaper stands. They would contain content created recently by the artists.

The dozens of CD's for each run were gone in minutes... and we seldom heard back from anyone about the project... no media attention, nuttin. It was an attempt at triumphing over the impenetrable wall of banality we interpreted at our educational establishment - simply sucked into a void, never to be acknowledged. Oh well.

The idea was to put out a disc every month, and maybe become an unknown and charming part of the campus atmosphere. After the first volume, more people were on board, and it was slowly growing. But as with most people (before taking rigorous personal development programs as I did later on), we gave up and prioritized our studies, and there were only three collections made. The third, to save on production costs and time, was done just as an online zip folder.

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released October 1, 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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