We decided to give out this compilation under Bandcamp’s “payment what you want” model“, but ask you to donate directly to support humanitarian help for the people in Ukraine. Here you can find possible foundraising NGOs: www.betterplace.org/de/fundraising-events/40566-nothilfe-fuer-die-ukraine.
All money from the bandcamp sales goes directly to SKP Records collective, to support the artists and their families.
Being an underground artist in Ukraine has never been an easy path to choose. This war is not only an attack on their lives, but on their passionate existence as musicians.
In the last couple of days we have coordinated this compilation with a sense of the urgency of the circumstances, and the direct need it has created.
Our friend Dubmasta, who is based in Kyiv was collecting tracks from friends of the local scene, around the SKP records collective. Consistent online access has been a major stumbling block, and communication of all kinds frustrating and complicated. We, sitting here in Berlin, get worried, whenever we don´t get a response. Foa Hoka´s singer Dmytro Kurovskiy wrote that he is sitting in a basement in Chernihiv in the dark, while constant airstrikes hit the city.
A rocket exploded close to his studio. the windows got crashed, but synthesizers and equipment, thankfully for the time being, have survived the most recent attacks, as has he.
Still under these circumstances, against all odds, Dmytro managed to send material and photos.
This compilation wouldn´t have been possible without Serge Dubrovskiy AKA Dubmasta, Oleksiy Mikrykov AKA King Imagine (Kyiv) and Dmytro Kurovskiy (Chernihiv) in Ukraine. Many thanks to Helmut Erler for providing the mastering and Brenda Alamilla for the artwork.
With love from NOLAND, Andi & Hannes