Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna

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Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna

Featuring Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Broken Haze, Circulations Records, All City Records, Daisuke Tanabe, Yosi Horikawa, XLII, Memory 9, Ninja Tune, Kid Kanevil, Om Unit, Paul White, One Handed Music, BD1982, Illum Sphere, Fink, Emika, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Elliott Yorke (Royalty), Kan Sano, Onra and many more.

Artwork by Justin Sereni.

Tokyo 17/03/2011

Worldwide artists contribute to Nihon Kizuna music compilation in aid of Japan disaster relief effort

Over 40 international artists have donated music for the Nihon Kizuna compilation in aid of the Japan disaster relief effort. Nihon Kizuna, or 日本絆 in Japanese roughly translates as ‘bond of friendship with Japan’.

Following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the northern coast and prefectures of Japan on Friday March 11th 2011, a small group of Tokyo-based artists (from Japan, Ukraine and France) and one visiting London-based journalist (from Italy) decided to pull their efforts and contacts together to do the only thing they could to help the country and its people – sell music to raise awareness of the devastation that hit the area and raise money for its people and the relief effort.

The motivation behind Nihon Kizuna was simple: in face of the feeling of helplessness many felt here in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami this compilation seemed like the best way to express our support and love for the country and its people. Amid widespread scaremongering and panic from the foreign media it felt only right to stand tall alongside the people of Japan who have always welcomed foreign artists and musicians with open arms and hearts.

The compilation was put together in five days thanks to the internet. Every artist and/or label on the compilation donated a track, either previously released, unreleased or created especially for the occasion. Many of the tracks, artists and labels on the compilation have a direct relation to Japan, further highlighting the connection many people outside of the country feel towards Japan in the current situation. It’s no small thing to say that many of those involved feel a kinship to the country regardless of whether or not they’ve ever lived in or visited the country.

Nihon Kizuna is released on Friday March 18th using Bandcamp as a selling platform and with payments handled via Paypal. This will be followed by a release on iTunes Japan in the week of March 21st – as many Japanese residents do not use Paypal.

The compilation will cost £10, $15, 1,500Y or 12E and there will be the possibility to donate more should people want to via Bandcamp. The compilation will be available on iTunes Japan until the end of March, while the Bandcamp page and this website will stay up for the foreseeable future.

All proceeds from the compilation will be given to the Japan Red Cross directly.

Artists and labels involved in the compilation include Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Broken Haze, Circulations Records, All City Records, Daisuke Tanabe, Yosi Horikawa, XLII, Memory 9, Ninja Tune, Kid Kanevil, Om Unit, Paul White, Illum Sphere, One Handed Music, BD1982, Fink, Emika, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Elliott Yorke (Royalty), Kan Sano, Onra and many more.

Represented on the compilation are over 7 countries, 40 artists and 10 labels.

This news is for immediate release. We ask that you please help us spread the word about this as far as possible to encourage people to give their money for a good cause. With over 40 tracks not only does this compilation constitute value for money it will also help with the relief and reconstruction effort in Northern Japan.

Full tracklist, purchase links and hi res images can be found below.

Broken Haze / Laurent Fintoni / XLII / Audace

世界のアーティストが東北太平洋沖地震救済コンピレーション[日本:絆]に参加

3/18 or 19リリース予定の内容となります

世界各国のアーティストが、今回の日本に訪れた悲惨な自然災害をサポートするために楽曲を無償で提供、日本:絆と称された募金を目的としたコンピレーションが完成しました。

連日のニュースで放送されているため皆様も既にご存知だと思いますが、忘れもしない3月11日に訪れた今回の震災は言葉に表しようがない大きな出来 事です。東京にいる私たちRAID SYSTEMやその周りのアーティスト(日本人だけでなく、ウクライナ、フランスなど)とたまたま日本を訪れていたRHYTHM INCURSIONSなどを運営するロンドンのジャーナリストがこの堪え難い事実に対して何かできないかと各国のアーティストに連絡をとり、音楽を通じて 寄付金を集めるだけでなく、少しでも皆さんの不安な心を希望に変えることができないかとここ数日努力をしてきました。

私たちのコンピレーションへの気持ちは本当にシンプルなものです。東北やその近隣の方々の辛い状況をニュースで見て、またそんな状況の中で歯を食い しばりながら立ち向かっている方々を目の前にして何もできないもどかしさを感じていました。ぼくらが今できることは何か、少しでも得意な分野で自分たちが できることをと考えた結果です。それは日本にいるアーティストだけでなく、海外のアーティストも同じ思いを持ってくれていました。

このコンピレーションは、メールなどを通じて5日間で集まり完成したものです。今もまさに楽曲が集まっています。
各国のアーティスト/レーベルは日本にゆかりがある人々も多く、今の状況を何らかの形でサポートしたいと多くの楽曲を寄付していただきました(多くの未発表音源も含まれています)。
もちろん日本に訪れたことがない人もいらっしゃいますが、まさに国境を越えて、一人の人間として助けたいと思っていただけた音楽関係者によって出来上がった温かいコンピレーションです。

このコンピレーション[NIHON KIZUNA(日本:絆)]は、3月18日にリリースされます。
BANDCAMPという音楽を販売できるプラットフォームを利用して販売され、PAYPALで購入が可能です。PAYPALを使えない方々のために3月中 にはiTunesストアで販売予定となっています。コンピレーションは10£, 15$, 1,500円 and 12Eで販売されます。

こちらのコンピレーションをご購入いただき、私たちの手元に届いたお金は全て日本赤十字に送られます。

http://www.jrc.or.jp/

ぜひ、こちらの情報を皆様にも広めていただきたいと思います。少しでも多くのかたに今回の被災者のサポートに参加していただくだけでなく、今回の震災による皆様の心の不安を少しでも取り除くことができればと願う次第です。

 

 

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: For any additional information please contact Laurent Fintoni (R.O.W) at laurent@spinscience.org.uk / 0081 8031788031 or Eugene Kovalenko (Japan) info@fubar-rec.com / 0081 9044641142

日本語窓口: RAID SYSTEM at info[at]raids.jp

How to buy:

http://www.nihonkizuna.com/buy / Payments via Paypal / From March 18th, 2011

iTunes Japan information

Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna / 日本絆

[Artist Name – Track Name – Affiliated or Release Label]

Kode 9 (UK) – 9 Samurai (Hyperdub Records) **
Don Leisure (UK) – Trio of Desserts *
Kuedo (UK) – Zap (Planet Mu) *
Himuro Yoshiteru (JP) – Missing Links *
Onra (FR) – High Hopes (All City Records) **
Tatsuki (JP) – Mirror In Bologna (Original Cultures) *
Om Unit (UK) – Lavender (All City Records) **
Danny Drive Thru (UK) – Prescience (Fat City Records) *
Slugabed (UK) – Rockin U (Ninja Tune) *
Ken One (JP) – Mindrain (Raid System) *
Paul White (UK) – Grimy Light (One Handed Music) **
Darkhouse Family (UK) – Lemon Drizzle (Fat City Records) *
Illum Sphere (UK) – Sweat The Descent (Hoya:Hoya / Tectonic) **
A Taut Line (UK/JP) – Azul (Dyskotopia) *
Fink (UK) – See It All (Ninja Tune) *
Mus.sck (US) – Happiness Is The Best Face Lift (Car Crash Set/Daly City) *
Rudi Zygadlo (UK) – Perdu (Planet Mu) *
Broken Haze (JP) – Move Forward (Raid System) *
BD1982 (US/JP) – Aluminium Riddim (Seclusiasis/Diskotopia) *
Nightwave (UK) – Hokusai Dream *
The Electric ft. Yarah Bravo (UK) – Beautiful (Memory9 remix) (Organically Grown Sounds) **
Ernest Gonzales (US) – Beneath The Surface (FoF/Exponential) *
Jono McLeery (UK) – Garden (Ninja Tune) **
Ido Tavori (UK) – Haunted Top Hats *
Jay Scarlett – The Rising Sun (Ampsoul) *
Paper Tiger (UK) – Lunar Notes (Jus Like Music) *
Kid Kanevil (UK) – One For Tokyo (One World Records / Ninja Tune) *
Takuma Kanaiwa (US) – Senpo World (Concrete Sound System) *
B-Ju (GE) – Philly Run (Mux Mool remix) (Error Broadcast) **
Primus Luta & Lonesome D (US) – Lockdown (Concrete Sound System) *
2phast (IT) – JapaN *
Doshy (DE) – Space Attack (Robox Neotech) **
Sesped (VE) – Too High To Drive (Jus Like Music) *
Yosi Horikawa (JP) – Passion (Eklektik Records) *
Audace (FR/JP) – Indestructible Soul (Inductive) *
Scrimshire ft. Inga Lill Aker (UK) – Warm Sound (Wah Wah 45s) **
Kan Sano (JP) – Bless (Circulations) *
Elliott Yorke (UK) – Wormhole Squirm (Five Easy Pieces) *
Daisuke Tanabe (JP) – Artificial Sweetener (Circulations) **
Super Smoky Soul ft. Guilty Simpson (JP/US) – Knockout Kings (Circulations) **
Emika (UK) – Count Backwards (Ninja Tune) *
Eccy (JP) – EFH (Slye/Milk) *
Throwing Snow (UK) – The Luck Without (A Future Without) *
XLII (UA/JP) – Standuptall Nippon (Raid System) *
Pete Sasqwax (UK) – Aggro A Go Go *
Virtual Boy (US/FR) – Thrust (Turnsteak remix) *
F.A.M.E (US) – Real Surreal (F.A.M.E/4OneFunk) *
Kper (IT/FR) – Chotto *

*exclusive to compilation
** previously released

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