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What She Said

from JUMP (album excerpt) by Arone Dyer

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    These are the last remaining copies of the 1998 (?!?) solo compact disc by Buke and Gase member Arone Dyer (she/her). This is the first and last time we'll be offering them on sale. (A few copies have gone out as special items to members of the Scholars Alliance.)

    If you order this CD we'll send you digital files of the music upon request to

    And if they sell out we will post the whole release for all subscribers. The sound is definitely represents a developmental, pre-Buke and Gase space. But that's what's cool about it.

    Here's Arone's story about the release.


    Jump is a collection of songs written between 1993-’98 and is my only solo record. It was recorded by my friend Karl Jacob, released through a temporary label called Mocha Moose, now defunct.

    Jump got me on stage at Lilith Fair. I had strep throat during the contest where I competed against 30 mostly older acts, and yet managed to push myself through the song, perhaps thinking I sounded more mature with a scratchy, desperate voice. I lost my voice but won the obligation to record an album to sell at Lilith Fair’s merch table, which I did! I’m so grateful I had that opportunity and experience. Although I didn't necessarily resonate with the music of the women I shared the stages with, I recognized how incredibly lucky I was to have a seat at their table!

    OK — I have to remind myself that I was a teenager when all these songs were written, performed and intensely real. My musical influences at the time were Shellac, Blonde Redhead, Ani DiFranco, Sebadoh, Lauryn Hill, Belly. I’m forgetting others, but these are translatable when you listen to this collection of songs. I despised hearing the Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony over & over again, alongside Backstreetboys, Hansen and Brittany Spears mania. I knew they were corporate shit and hated them. I admit I still do. 1998 was my public arts high school graduation, Prez Bill Clinton’s affair, Titanic and Lilith Fair. In a matter of months, I’d gone from playing in coffeehouses to playing for 40,000 people (via televisions throughout the festival stadium, & later that evening on the main stage wielding a super-soaker alongside Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, Sarah McLachlan & Neko Case among others). It was a whirlwind & I wasn’t prepared for it.

    I strummed a Fender Classical acoustic guitar with my thumb, developing an invincible thumb-callous out of spite for lame-o traditional picks. As I wasn’t formally educated as to how to play guitar, I tuned it however I wanted, developing my voice through the soft sound of nylon strings.

    After performing in Lilith Fair as a fresh 18-yo and the subsequent intensity of performances that followed, I was debilitated by carpal tunnel and forced to stop playing guitar. This threw me into depression and catapulted me to NYC where I thought I’d be able to run away from being a somewhat-successful musician. Like a super smart teenager would think. This album was my Mount Etna as a singer-songwriter. Kaboom! Fizzle and regroup. I’ve stored these cds in many closets since then and it’s time to let go! Thank you for giving it a listen, let me know what you think!

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for the full story on this album you'll have to join the SCHOLARS ALLIANCE and see my post about this period in time.

my fave song from my Jump album is "What She Said" — the chord progression and melody perfectly represents me as a teenager: moody, sad, wishing to be seen. seems typical of that age group. it gives me goosebumps to hear it! I suppose, could be about any type of awkward and semi-secret relationship, but it was very much about my first serious girlfriend. I love this song; the structure, chords, melody, the feels! Sooooo me at 16.


from JUMP (album excerpt), track released December 9, 2019
Written and performed by Arone Dyer

Produced by Arone Dyer and Karl Wiilianinen


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Est. 2008, New York by the duo of Arone Dyer & Aron Sanchez. We are an experimental pop band who improvise & edit down the results until only the grooviest parts remain.We play on instruments we build—formerly the buke & gase exclusively. Now the Arx & other things. NPR Music once said “No other bands sound quite like the duo of Buke & Gase.” Ok! ... more

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