Every little Bit Helps
When any major catastrophe occurs anywhere in the world it affects us all in some way. After a second earthquake hit Nepal the other day there have been stepped up efforts in some circles of the music community to pitch in and help out.
following are a couple of efforts available on Bandcamp.
First is a Compilation of remixes of guitar work by Martin Neuhold.
These are essentially the same piece of guitar work interpreted and remixed in numerous ways, the track above was my favorite, a long-ish ambient piece well worth the dollar minimum they’re asking alone.
Apptronica Releases Community Compilation Album To Benefit Nepal
Digital record label Apptronica announces the release of “Dreaming Together (For the People of Nepal)”, with proceeds to be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response Fund.
SEATTLE, WA –
“Dreaming Together” is a collaboration project consisting of different takes, reworks, and remixes of a guitar track by Apptronica artist Martin Neuhold. The album consists of 26 tracks by 21 different independent artists, with all tracks produced using iOS apps and devices. The album release, which was originally scheduled for May 18, was expedited in the wake of the second earthquake on Tuesday.
“We recognize the importance of getting support to relief efforts as soon as possible”, states label president Clif Johnston. “The first few weeks are the most critical.” Apptronica hopes that the album will help to raise awareness of the desperate situation faced by millions of displaced people in Nepal.
Apptronica chose Habitat for Humanity because the organization has worked in Nepal for over 18 years, helping tens of thousands of families with transitional and permanent housing.
The album is available for a minimum donation of $1 USD, with the option to pay more, giving buyers flexibility to choose a donation amount that works best for them. The album is available for purchase at dreamingtogether.
For more information, please visit the Apptronica website at apptronica.co.uk. Apptronica is a digital record label featuring music by top iPad and iPhone musicians
Next up is a release by a Bay Area California netlabel ‘Sound For Good’ affiliated with the great folks at Aural Films
These are some well known and not as well known Ambient artists on this one. A great way to sample the diversity of talent in the genre.
Here’s some text from the release page:
The devastation from the 7.8 magnitude Earthquake in Nepal has left millions homeless, without food, water, and proper sanitation. We have setup this impromptu compilation of meditative drones by various artists to help raise funds for the Nepal relief effort. All donations towards this albums will go directly to the Seva Foundation.