|Finders Keepers Records
Release Date: 30 March 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Bruce Ditmas Yellow Dust Limited Vinyl LP
· As an artist whose name has become mutually synonymous with the instrument he plays, Bruce Ditmas is a very unique heavy musician from one of those special tight knit communities that tried (and almost succeeded) to change the facade of progressive pop music and jazz via musical technology.
· Raised in Miami (an unknown incubator for future
synthesists), Bruce carved the image of a teen prodigy
playing jazz drums at the most exclusive Miami Beach
hotels. After being whisked off to New York by none
other than July Garland he became immersed in free
music, recording compositions by Annette Peacock and Carla Bley before setting up house with vocal artist Joan La Barbara (later Mrs Morton Subotnick) in 1975, who, via her own label, encouraged Bruce to pursue his very specific experiments in heavy electronic rhythms.
· This album is compiled from the solo Moog Drum
compositions from his only two albums both released
in 1977 using a Mini-Moog (donated by Gil ‘Hendrix’ Evans), an Arp 2600 and a wide range of treated
percussive instruments that littered this enfant terrible’s bedroom floor throughout the 1970s.
· A later pillar of the Enja and ECM community, Bruce’s
later work in TV, film, sound sculpture and free music
still renders truly unique recording to this very day.
· Meet your new favourite drummer and the best Moog
Drum record in your whole collection.
2. Aural Suspension
3. Terminal Velocity
5. Side Looking Radar Image
6. Aeray Dust
7. Dr. Mabuse