va - Electronic Music From High Schools

There must be a story to this one, but I can't figure out what it is. Released as a CD on Flexidisc ( not the format, but a label run by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto), this album claims to contain electronic music recorded by high school kids in 1968, 1972 and 1973 with one track at the end from 1984. It seems to be a reissue of an LP released by Recorded Publications Company from Camden, New Jersey, which was, in fact, an imprint that would manufacture vinyl records for school bands. My husband assures me that this was a real thing, and that his high school band recorded such an LP (he played the trumpet, of course. I was more of a French horn girl) in the late 1980s. It's possible that Dangers made all of this music himself and grafted a believable concept onto it. It's also possible that a high school had an electronic music lab, made an LP for the kids and parents to keep as a souvenir, and this was a Creel Pone style small-run reissue for fans of outsider electronic music. If you have more information or inside knowledge than I do, please enlighten us all in the comments.

va - Electronic Music From High Schools


northfieldhat 31 January 2020 at 08:39  

I don't have any info on this, but Jon Brooks (of the Cafe Kaput and Ghost Box label, and band Belbury Poly. Very Stereolab adjacent type in a way. Actually did a single with O'Hagan) did a release like this under the name D. D. Denham called Electronic Music in the Classroom...

Ghost Box has records with
Moon Wiring Club, The Focus Group, Broadcast, The Advisory Circle..

Anonymous,  1 February 2020 at 17:59  

pretty weird