If your New Year’s Resolution was to do more for charity, or even if it wasn’t, here’s an easy way to help out a worthy cause and acquire some great new music.
Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead has compiled a 14-song compilation album, all proceeds of which will go toward the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund and Architecture for Humanity. It’s being released digitally on January 10th on the band’s new label, Asa Wa Kuru (‘Morning Will Come’ in Japanese).
Human Drizzle’s favourite submission, by trusted old hand Four Tet, is a wandering, slightly dazed piece of electronica prone to the occasional head-nod thanks to Kieran Hebdan’s stuttering beats. Perfect January uplift in our opinion.
Other tracks to watch out for are those by Pantha du Prince, Deerhunter, Karin Andersson of the Knife/Fever Ray, and Interpol. We’d have written about Karin Andersson’s composition but it’s offbeat to the point of hypnotic and may send readers to sleep al desko. And we wouldn’t want to be responsible for that.