Songs From Academia Vol 2: Instrumental and Spoken Word, 1980​-​2008

by Tom Dyer

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about

"I have always had a fondness for creating instrumentals, essentially sculpting some sort of sonic structure out of out of varied elements. Even the two spoken word pieces on this collection are really more about the texture of sound than any great message.
Bands I’ve played in often have had an instrumental or two, but you won’t see much of that here. Except for Ornette, played by the Adults and Van Vliet Street with Al and Peter, this is pretty much one guy in the studio making it up as he goes. I would usually have figured out some starting part before I began recording and then embellish that," Dyer said.

Some of these tracks were released on tiny cassette-only releases in 1983 and '85. This is the first surfacing for anything newer. I originally created this as warm up mastering project for the Green Monkey Records Anthology, to get my mastering chops together. A little clean up later, it now stands on its own.

Hope you enjoy it! Thanks to all the usual suspects.

Tom Dyer, December 2009

credits

released 01 January 2010

Track notes;
All tracks mastered in 2009 with much better tools than I had in 1980. I have cleaned up the tape noise from the old stuff as much as I could (which was a lot), but there is still some left – live with it, baby! Original recording dates listed are approximate and subject to imperfect memory.

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