The electronic music community has once again shown solidarity by getting together and record their own tracks for this compilation album. It is called “Moments of Silence” for the Gaza fundraiser compilation. I know that this is going to be a great album in a sense that the theme is all about that longing for peace and also the love for humanity. I think the merits of this album go two ways:
1. To show awareness about the ongoing situation on Gaza. How millions of lives are torn apart; and children who have nothing to do with war that is created by adults, have to suffer.
2. Fundraising is another purpose of this compilation. All proceeds to UNRWA. Even if you are not an electronic music fan, supporting this album also means that you contributed to our desire for peace.
Here is the facebook page for those who want to be updated about this recording. Simply lke or follow the page then watch out for announcements. https://www.facebook.com/ambientmomentsofsilence?fref=photo
There are 34 tracks in this compilation. The tunes are calming, spiritual and beautiful. This album will appeal to lovers of New Age and Contemporary Instrumental Music.In this age of distraction and information overload, I think this album stands out as a great companion to your meditation and soul-searching. All the 34 bands/artists have their own style. Some go for more electronic approach while there are others who incorporate acoustic instruments. The styles vary from Jazz to World Music. I have my own favorites. One of them is Feeling Free by Paula!
So what’s the story behind Moments of Silence? According to Brad Zacharias:
“This past summer, I was overwhelmed by the news about the fact that Israel was sending bombs to Gaza and killing so many children. Having a small 3 year old little girl it broke my heart knowing how helpless the families were under such horrible conditions. I felt helpless as I know that we should all protect our children – no matter what. I was shocked and saddened. So I composed a song to help release my feelings. And knowing other like-minded musicians out there were feeling the same emotions I was, I decided that raising money through a compilation to help benefit these kids and families would bring me as close as possible to extending my hand among others in helping benefit these children and their families.”
Listen to the tracks below:
Here’s the description taken from the bandcamp page :
The atrocities of Israel bombing the Gaza Stip in recent days has shocked everyone on a global scale. The death-toll is rising and many souls, including children, are falling.
“Moments of Silence” is a charity compilation organized by Brad Zacharias (Carbon Sigma) where talented ambient artists throughout the world have submitted a track to help relieve the tension of innocents affected by this Israeli strife in Gaza, though the UNRWA.
$30 FEEDS A FAMILY FOR ONE WEEK
$50 GIVES A FAMILY AN EMERGENCY HOUSEHOLD KIT
$235 PROVIDES WATER TO HUNDREDS
$1350 PAYS FOR AN EMERGENCY HEALTH KIT
For more information about the UNRWA, please visit www.unrwa.org
Families devastated by heavy shelling and violence in Gaza are in urgent need of safe drinking water and food. And as always, children are suffering most. Our aim is to help raise support for the rebuilding of schools and provide clean drinking water. With your support, every little counts. #SaveGaza #ChildrenOfGaza #UNRWA
Moments of Silence Compilation – 2014
Produced and Directed by Brad Zacharias www.carbonsigma.ca
Mastering by Andrew Klimek www.stereoscenic.com