Massive (40+ tracks) compilation to support Japan! [V.A. - Nihon Kizuna]

Tokyo 18/03/2011

—ENGLISH BELOW—

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/

参加者は、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, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Foreign Beggars, Kan Sano, Onra 等、です。

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。

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
日本語窓口: RAID SYSTEM at info[at]raids.jp
For English: Laurent Fintoni (R.O.W) at laurent[at]spinscience.org.uk

購入方法:
http://www.nihonkizuna.com / Payments via Paypal

iTunes Japan TBA / Payments via iTunes

[トラックリスト]

Various Artists – Nihon Kizuna / 日本絆

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

Don Leisure (UK) – Trio of Desserts *

Darkhouse Family (UK) – Lemon Drizzle (Fat City Records) *

Onra (FR) – High Hopes (All City Records) **

Kode 9 (UK) – 9 Samurai (Hyperdub Records) **

Om Unit (UK) – Lavender (All City Records) **

Paul White (UK) – Grimy Light (One Handed Music) **

Ernest Gonzales (US) – Beneath The Surface (FoF/Exponential) *

Kper (IT/FR) – Chotto *

Tatsuki (JP) – Mirror In Bologna (Original Cultures) *

Memory 9 (IT) – Shinzen Variations (Soundcrash Music) **

Himuro Yoshiteru (JP) – Missing Links *

Danny Drive Thru (UK) – Prescience (Fat City Records) *

Rudi Zygadlo (UK) – Perdu (Planet Mu) *

Mus.sck (US) – Happiness is the best face lift(Car Crash Set/Daly City) *

Broken Haze (JP) – Move Forward (Raid System) *

BD1982 (US/JP) – Aluminium Riddim (Seclusiasis/Diskotopia) *

Night Wave (UK) – Hokusai Dream *

Paper Tiger (UK) – Lunar Notes (Jus Like Music) *

Kid Kanevil (UK) – One For Tokyo (One World Records / Ninja Tune) *

Sesped (CO) – Too High To Drive (Jus Like Music) *

2phast (IT) – JapaN *

Kuedo (UK) – Zap (Planet Mu) *

Primus Luta & Lonesome D (US) – Lockdown (AvantUrb) *

Senpo World (US) – Takuma Kanaiwa (AvantUrb) *

Jay Scarlett ft. Kissey & Distant (UK/GE) – In Tokyo (Love) *

Yorke (UK) – Wormhole Squirt (Five Easy Pieces) *

B-Ju (GE) – Philly Run (Mux Mool remix) (Error Broadcast) **

Yosi Horikawa (JP) – Passion (Eklektik Records) *

Ido Tavori (UK) – Haunted Top Hats *

Kan Sano (JP) – Bless (Circulations) *

Daisuke Tanabe (JP) – Artificial Sweetener (Circulations) **

Super Smoky Soul ft. Guilty Simpson (JP/US) – Knockout Kings (Circulations) **
Eccy (JP) – EFH (Slye/Milk It)*

Audace (FR/JP) – Indestructible Soul (Inductive)

XLII (UA/JP) – Standuptall Nippon (Raid System) *

*exclusive to compilation

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PRESS RELEASE in English

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’s base price will be announced shortly 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, One Handed Music, BD1982, Paper Tiger, Sesped, Jay Scarlett, Foreign Beggars, 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

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

How to buy:
http://www.nihonkizuna.com / Payments via Paypal / From March 18th, 2011
iTunes Japan information coming soon

More Information:
For English: Laurent Fintoni (R.O.W) at laurent@spinscience.org.uk / 0081 8031788031