2018 will be the year freQazoidiac delves into the History of the Music Industry Arts "MIA" college program and it's associated recordings, at least on LP record that were released as year end
demonstrations on vinyl. In my heart I wanted to do this at least 10 years ago
but it took me many years to find the completion of the series of LP's released, the one I was
having the hardest time finding.. it was like mythological status.. was the 1st cornerstone LP
featured here today. Ended up finding a copy this past summer at a Record store in London
Ontario..which I can count on for ignoring good records and selling for pennies. Yap,
taste is subjective, and in this case, I can count on 6 record store employees focusing on the
stereotypical rarities and classics and boosting their price up..while the gems falling through the
cracks of their fingers. Oh the joy of leftovers.
Starting in 1969-1970 Tom Lodge, of Radio Caroline fame, was residing in Canada as a DJ
and was asked to start a program at Fanshawe College, London Ontario Canada that would focus
on the new sounds and techniques in the audio/music recording industry.
Initially focus was on the technical side and the new Synthesizer market heard and seen on stage among some of the most popular groups of the day, showcasing Robert Moog's creation the Moog, and other manufacturers such as Roland. This concept quickly grew into a full fledged
music recording studio with stock of various instructors from all areas of the Recording industry,
nearing the end of the Creative Electronics program before it morphed into the MIA which exists to this very day, the students even helped with the building and design of the structure itself.
This LP represents the 5 years at it's very end, turning into the MIA course. More history hopefully to come since this is a work in progress and there are scant details so far. I hope to gather student body experiences as well as 'what happened to them' and some bios about the actual course instructors.
Many involved in this recording alone have gone onto many projects in the Canadian music industry.
Simply follow the discogs entry I worked on for a few days to connect some dots with all the people
For example the sought after album by "The London Experimental Jazz Quartet -INVISIBLE ROOTS " features personelle that were in the C.E. course and play on the LP.
Creative Electronics Fanshawe College London Ontario
Canada Course Music Sampler compilation.
This appears to be the only Album issued during the 5 year
run of the program before it turned into t he MIA or Music Industry Arts
program still run to this day.
If anyone has any info regarding other recordings released by students
it would be appreciated if you shared in the comments or if you
or someone you know attended the program.
tracks - *no group names mentioned
A1 There And Back Again 0:00 - 4:28
A2 And If It Please You 4:30 - 9:14
A3 Solace 9:16 - 12:09
A4 Don't Let It Be That Way 12:10 - 15:26
A5 Angels 15:28 - 20:10
B1 R & B 20:15 - 23:37
B2 Stormy Calmness 23:38 - 28:30
B3 Deep Freeze 28:32 - 30:43
B4 Electronic Armies 30:45 33:28 * skips at end
B5 Don't Be Shy 33:29 - 36:34
B6 Earth Anthem 36:35 - 40:35