I can't believe my last entry was a year ago! We still live in strange times. Covid hasn't gone away even though gigs are happening again. And war struck again, Russia invaded Ukraine leaving us with feelings of powerlessness mixed with heartfelt support for the people of Ukraine. Somehow, my high sensitivity and sadness has translated into music.
So let's rewind a bit... In May last year, I had the fantastic opportunity to release my cover of Nina Simone for a great compilation "Black is the New Black: The Power & Privilege Industrial Culture Compilation." This release was produced to support The Radical Monarchs, a social development organization to empower young girls of colour in their public and private lives. I am proud of this track and release. Many thanks to Darryl Hell of Furnace Records for putting it all together and for trusting us to open the compilation with our track...
The Kollektor DVD features the stunning double exposure photographic work of Jessica Hosman, adding an eerie and mysterious layer to the concert. Additional stroboscopic effects help create an oppressive and alienating visual atmosphere. The heavy and hypnotic electronic sounds serve to amplify the vocal performance, ranging from throbbing melancholia to raging assault.
The Kollektor DVD includes bonus unseen live footage, a booklet, a sticker, a postcard and a free digital download code all beautifully packaged in a magnificent tin box.
"For Peace Against War Who Is Not?" is a compilation by hundreds of electronic music artists from all over the world to raise money and awareness for the humanitarian disaster caused by the Russian war on Ukraine. We unite to try to help using what we know best: our music and art. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Vostok SOS and the Ukrainian Red Cross.
The compilation includes 199 tracks from 24 countries including music of Wolfgang Flür of Kraftwerk, Stephen Malinder of Cabaret Voltaire, Somatic Responses, Jack Danger of Meat Beat Manifesto, Synapscape, C-drík etc...
As of today, it generated over $10,000, isn't it incredible? :)