Christoph Berg. Danny Norbury. Sylvain Chauveau. Aaron Martin, Machinefabriek. Any terms come to mind?
Even more than most writing is, music journalism is prone to excess. This column is as guilty as any, dropping phrases such as tectonic shift, one-man tsunami, tidal wave of strings and meltdown mode like minted coins. So instead of peddling in flourish, let us simply state the facts about the recent earthquake in Japan, and the collection of talent that has come together to help: 5,000 dead. Another 9,000 missing. Another 500,000 displaced. 31 artists. 144 minutes of music. 9GBP.
The name of flau records’ Japanese Red Cross double benefit album is partially misleading. Right now there is only one song for Japan: uncertainty. Let’s do something about it. Stream the album below. Buy, and contribute, here.