Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thrill Jockey Records Relief for Japan X2

From a media release - and I'm sorry I didn't get this posted sooner:

Thrill Jockey Records Benefit for Japan X2

Thrill Jockey Records is kicking off two benefit efforts to help raise money for our friends in Japan in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan and the resulting nuclear emergency.

In both cases, 100% of the money they take in will be going to groups working with survivors and their families, including Civic Force, Peace Winds, and the Fukushima Prefecture municipality.

One is a MP3 Compilation, curated by David Daniell/Antiopic Records, and featuring 64 tracks from artists around the world, available for $15 with 100% of the money going to Civic Force.

• Benefit for the Recovery in Japan - you can buy it here or here

Second, Thrill Jockey, Boredoms and OOIOO will be donating all proceeds from the sale of certain titles to relief efforts.

BOREDOMS - Super Roots 9
OOIOO - Taiga -
OOIOO - Gold and Green
OOIOO - Eye Remix EP

Here's a look at OOIOO's Uma:



More About the Benefit for the Recovery In Japan Compilation

Benefit for the Recovery in Japan, a compilation album with contributions from over sixty diverse artists from around the world, was released on March 25 via Thrill Jockey's Fina-Music online digital music store100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the recovery and relief effort taking place in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan and the resulting nuclear emergency.  This massive set contains nearly five hours of music and features tracks by a wide range of artists including Christian Fennesz, Shinji Masuko (Boredoms/DMBQ), Prefuse 73, Tim Hecker, Tunde Adebimpe, School of Seven Bells, Zeena Parkins, Bear In Heaven, The Ex, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, Oren Ambarchi, Akron/Family, Sam Prekop, Ben Frost, Rhys Chatham, and many others.

As the crisis continues to unfold and the full scope of the disaster becomes even more apparent, our sisters and brothers in Japan face many challenges:  both the immediate needs - provisions for food, water, shelter, and healthcare - as well as the long term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the impacted communities.  The ripple effects of the earthquake and resulting tsunami will be felt for years to comeBenefit for the Recovery in Japan was created with the goal of providing immediate and tangible aid in the relief, recovery, and rebuilding that will take place over the coming days, months, and years.

The people of Japan need your help now, and your purchase of this music is one way to connect with and provide assistance to the people in Japan working to recover from this disaster.  100% of the proceeds from your purchase of this release will go to the Japanese emergency response organization Civic Force - thereby helping support real work happening on the ground by Japanese-based relief workers.

This compilation is dedicated to the victims and survivors, their families, and the aid workers courageously struggling to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake.

Benefit for the Recovery in Japan is curated by Antiopic's David Daniell and James Elliott, with invaluable assistance from Regina Greene (Front Porch Productions), Greg Davis, and Bettina Richards.  This release is made possible by the generosity of all of the artists involved.

About Civic Force
Civic Force is a Japanese not-for-profit organization that provides aid and emergency response in times of great domestic trouble in Japan.  Civic Force developed from experiences learned during the Niigata Earthquake of 2004, and was established to provide faster and more effective disaster relief by cooperating closely with NGOs, the business community and government of Japan.

Benefit for the Recovery in Japan - you can buy it here or here

Here's Sam Prekop, one of the artists represented in the compilation:

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