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Bruce Ditmas ‎– Aeray Dust (1977), Yellow (1977), Yellow Dust (2015) album art

Contributed by Jorge Iván Moreno Majul on Apr 11th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1977
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    Yellow Dust front cover (2015), ft.  Hairpin Hairline, with a hyper-extended y. The Finders Keepers logo uses . No designer is credited. [More info on Discogs]
    Source: finderskeepersrecords.bandcamp.com Finders Keepers Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Yellow Dust front cover (2015), ft. Hairpin Hairline, with a hyper-extended y. The Finders Keepers logo uses Cooper Black. No designer is credited. [More info on Discogs]

    Yellow Dust is a re-issue from 2015 that combines two vinyl records by Bruce Ditmas from 1977, with the artwork, photograph and even the record label logo being repurposed to make one album, using Hairpin Hairline, an outline version of the mid-1970s typeface, for the cover.

    From Bandcamp:

    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 that 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 LP 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.

    Glyph set of Hairpin, with alternates for e, f, o, and t. The typeface is lowercase only.
    Source: e-daylight.jp Daylight Fonts. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Glyph set of Hairpin, with alternates for e, f, o, and t. The typeface is lowercase only.

    Yellow Dust back cover (2015), with  for display type.
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Yellow Dust back cover (2015), with ITC Kabel for display type.

    Aeray Dust front cover (Chiaroscuro Records, 1977), ft. tracked-out . The Letraset typeface was released the same year. [More info on Discogs]
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Aeray Dust front cover (Chiaroscuro Records, 1977), ft. tracked-out Harlow. The Letraset typeface was released the same year. [More info on Discogs]

    Aeray Dust back cover (1977), set in . Album design by Chic-Art Studio, N.Y.C., with art direction by Rob Warwell & Chico Alvarez and photography by Rollo Phlecks.
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Aeray Dust back cover (1977), set in ITC Avant Garde Gothic. Album design by Chic-Art Studio, N.Y.C., with art direction by Rob Warwell & Chico Alvarez and photography by Rollo Phlecks.

    Yellow front cover (Wizard Records, 1977), ft.  Hairline. No designer is credited. [More info on Discogs]
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Yellow front cover (Wizard Records, 1977), ft. Hairpin Hairline. No designer is credited. [More info on Discogs]

    Yellow back cover (1977).
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Yellow back cover (1977).

    Yellow Dust record label (2015). Text in . “Finders Keepers” here seems to be based on  Bold.
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Yellow Dust record label (2015). Text in ITC Kabel. “Finders Keepers” here seems to be based on Helvetica Bold.

    Aeray Dust record label (1977). Text is set in the Selectric version of . “Chiaroscuro” is in caps from Univers Bold.
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Aeray Dust record label (1977). Text is set in the Selectric version of Univers. “Chiaroscuro” is in caps from Univers Bold.

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