Two months on and relief efforts are still underway in the wake of March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. Beginning his efforts on the day of the disaster, Aaron Russel of Impurfekt spearheaded work on a charitable compilation entitled ‘Music For The Rising Sun’ with 100% of profits going to fund Red Cross efforts in Japan. Now available on Shinto Records and featuring over 90 different acts from the Electro-Experimental, Gothic Rock, EBM & Neo-Classical genres, this download only album is chock full of brand new tracks, recorded exclusively for this release. Shinto are posting details of proceeds so far on a monthly basis via their official Facebook page.
Another different element to this compilation is that it is being serialised in 9 parts, each being released on a weekly basis, keeping the ball rolling and the relief effort constantly in the public eye.
Speaking on the Shinto Records website Aaron Russell Said “At its heart, Music for the Rising Sun is an international community effort. Musicians from around the globe have donated time, passion and inspiration for the benefit of Japan. It is our sincere desire that our music will inspire others to give to those in need. We also wish for the people of Japan to feel our compassion and support during this unimaginable trial.
All funds received will be transferred to the American Red Cross for the “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami” effort”.
From its very opening with the tragic and heart touching instrumental For Ophelia And The Silent Sea by Rarefaction it’s apparent that this is going to be a rich and diverse release with its compassion shining through even in rockier tracks like Marching Mind’s Mission.
Part one is currently available for download on Bandcamp, with details of its following volumes and their release dates available on Shinto Records official Music For The Rising Sun page.
Track listing for part one is as follows:
Rarefaction – For Ophelia And The Silent Sea
Marching Mind – Mission
Red This Ever – Only Survivor
The Oedipus Complex – Descend The Ascent
Anti-m – Deep
Fantome – Emerald Coast
Esoteric Sob with Cellar Door – Little Moments
Mezzamo – My Spaceship
Dudley Ghost – White Cherry
Cybo – Aqueous
Paula – The World Stands With You Now