The Fennesz track ‘Fearless’ appears on a 64 song download benefit album for Japan.
Benefit for the Recovery in Japan, a compilation album with contributions from over sixty diverse artists from around the world, will be released today via Thrill Jockey's Fina-Music online digital music store. 100% 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 come. Benefit 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), and Greg Davis. 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. For more information about Civic Force, see civic-force.org