From Headphone Commute comes a massive compilation (6 hours/87 tracks long) of modern classical, ambient electronic, and experimental to relieve victims of Hurricane Sandy: ... and darkness came.
It is to be released December 10 via their Bandcamp page .
Best described here , by Stephen Mejias, on his Stereophile Magazine Blog:
On the morning of November 7, about a week after Sandy hit our area, the people behind Headphone Commute, a website devoted to the appreciation of music and high-quality sound, reached out to their favorite artists and asked if they’d like to donate tracks for a compilation, the entire proceeds of which would go to Doctors Without Borders and The Humane Society, in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
By midday, Headphone Commute had received confirmations from 10 artists, included among them acclaimed pianist Nils Frahm. Over the next several days, more artists eagerly offered contributions. Today, the roster of musicians reads like a “Who’s Who” in the worlds of modern classical, ambient electronic, and experimental music...
Clint Mansell • Max Richter • Nils Frahm • Hauschka • Machinefabriek • Valgeir Sigurðsson • Dustin O'Halloran • Christoph Berg • Hummingbird • Simon Scott • Marcus Fischer • Peter Broderick • Black Swan • Rival Consoles • Lawrence English • Kate Carr • Ólafur Arnalds • Waves On Canvas • Maps And Diagrams • Dalot • Good Weather For An Airstrike • Leah Kardos • Ezekiel Honig • Mark Templeton • Radere • Fabrizio Paterlini • Netherworld • Talvihorros • Pleq feat Strië • Antonymes • Brambles • Clem Leek • Minus Pilots • Olan Mill • Ian Hawgood • loscil • Bersarin Quartett • Hammock • M.Cadoo • Jóhann Jóhannsson • Rafael Anton Irisarri • Helios • Mike Jedlicka • Christopher Willits • Celer • :papercutz • Dakota Suite • Kreng • Anoice • Takahiro Kido • Yuki Murata • Aria Rostami • Peter Prautzch • The Frozen Vaults • riverrun • pinkcourtesyphone • David Wenngren • offthesky • Autistici • A Bleeding Star • Kane Ikin • Sun Hammer • Roel Funcken • Wabi Experience • Jase Rex • James Murray • Scanner • Erik K Skodvin • Julien Neto • Absent Without Leave • Last Days • Stray Ghost • Trifonic • Marcus Fjellström • Gen Ken Montgomery • David Newlyn • Boy Is Fiction • SaffronKeira • Ben Lukas Boysen • Somatic Responses • Évo Lëthi with Monolyth and Cobalt • Ex Confusion • Seth Chrisman • wndfrm • Infinite Scale • Floods
Floods offered their track "We Broke: Down (Life After Sandy - At Work Instrumental)", which was remixed by At Work.
... and darkness came became a number one seller on Bandcamp within hours.
Flying Lotus tweets:
Headphone Commute ● … And Darkness Came
About Headphone Commute:
Headphone Commute is an independent online magazine covering electronic, experimental and instrumental music. Since 2007 the site has been featuring album reviews, artist interviews, label profiles, music festivals, and an award-winning podcast.
Curated by: HC
Digital Download (via Bandcamp)
Formats: MP3 V0, MP3 320, FLAC, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, WAV, AIFF
Release Date: December 10th, 2012
Price: $10 USD (or more on donation basis)
Benefits: Doctors Without Borders / The Humane Society
Genre/Styles: Ambient, Dark Ambient, Shoegaze, Modern Classical, Cinematic, Drone, Experimental
Official URL: www.headphonecommute.com
Available at: headphonecommute.bandcamp.com