The Hyphenates (Vol 2) - Merry Hyphenates! (Permanent Tentative Title)

by Taylor Abrahamse

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    The second volume of the mysterious Hyphenates (Pronounced 'Hyphen-its') guerrilla music collective, in digital form. This copy was placed in various places for free, and snatched up in minutes, including subways and record stores around Toronto. More details after track listings. Includes 6-page lyric & photo booklet PDF.

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This is the second of a series of concoctions based on a vision by Bryn Scott-Grimes called 'The Hyphenates' (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...

This is our little Christmas edition, with contributions by myself, Bryn Scott-Grimes, Raphael Roeter & Victoria Di Giovanni.

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 ontop 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. An attempt at triumphing over the impenetrable wall of banality we interpreted at our educational establishment, was simply sucked into a void and never spoken of.

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.


released December 17, 2010



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