The recent disaster in Nepal has brought together a growing group of artists to raise funds for relief and reconstruction. At the initiative of Anni Hogan and Cathy O’Dowd, an impressive collection of artists has agreed to provide music for a compilation album, under the banner of MITRA (the Nepalese word for “friend”). So far, the contributing artists include Dave Ball (The Grid, Soft Cell), Wolfgang Flur (ex-Kraftwerk), Scanner, Ursula 1000, Thomas Gandey, Rupert Lally, Espen J Jourgensen, Richard Strange, Laurie Spiegel, Billie Ray Martin (Electribe 101), Cronos Titan, Bright Light Bright Light, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, Katie Marne, Waterson, Joe Cang, Farmacia, Nostudio, Caeser Gergess, Jarboe, Ashley Slater, Simon Fisher Turner, David Coulter, Sebastian Rochford, Marcella Detroit, Sarah Jane Morris, Ginger Light, Martin Bowes (Attrition) and others. The graphics for the album will be provided by Abby Helasdottir.
You can follow the project through its Facebook page.