Yann Novak

Menu Recordings

Kanshin, 2011

— 2 x CD

Kanshin is a two CD compilation album that presents a collection of sound design work from some of the scene’s finest artists from across the globe. It has been put together to raise money for the current recovery in Japan following March’s earthquake.

As the sensationalist media broadcasters find other things to talk about in the news, a huge recovery operation is still on-going as we speak. Many people have lost everything. So we decided to put together Kanshin so that via Ian Hawgood, 100% of profit from compilation sales will go directly towards the Japan recovery and on-going relief efforts. Ian is currently living in Japan and has friends who run organisations that are currently working in the Sendai and Yamagata areas rebuilding as well as transporting food, clothing and aid. We felt that any funds we can send this way would probably have more of an impact than donating via one of the larger UK charities.

Ian himself has contributed to the compilation in a collaboration with Peter Jorgensen and through 3 hours and some 30 tracks, the line up that comprises this album is surely as exciting as it gets…

Kanshin is curated by Daniel Crossley (Fluid Radio/Fluid Audio/Facture) and Jonathan Lees (Hibernate/Rural Colours), with invaluable assistance from Ian Hazeldine (Cover art), Wil Bolton (Mastering) and Damian Valles (Digital distribution). This release is made possible by the generosity of all of the artists involved.