The COVID-19 disaster in India has been dominating headlines as of late, with whole instances within the nation skyrocketing previous 19 million Sunday morning. Stepping as much as assist are 14 Indian musicians, who this week launched the SOS compilation album in assist of these offering aid on the bottom.
Out April thirtieth through AsymetriK, the 14-track undertaking is available now solely via Bandcamp. 100% of its proceeds are designated for the Hemkunt Foundation, which provides oxygen to COVID-19 sufferers.
“There may be an acute scarcity of oxygen tanks, ventilators and beds – with even the largest hospitals sending out SOS requests for assist,” the undertaking’s organizer, Arjun Vagale, wrote on Bandcamp. On Could 2nd, 2021, the nation reported its highest variety of single day deaths because the pandemic started over a 12 months in the past.
Vagale notably put collectively SOS in a matter of days, chatting with the urgency of the present disaster. “The thought was to place this undertaking out as quickly as potential so we are able to begin producing funds instantly,” he wrote.
Vegale’s personal monitor “Sleep Cycle” concludes SOS with a quickly paced show of percussion-heavy techno. Clocking in at over an hour, the album as an entire strikes via quite a lot of largely instrumental sounds, from the easygoing atmosphere of Kohra’s “Stardust” to the pounding techno of “Atolla” by Dotdat.
“It is now as much as every of us to do our bit and assist. As artists sitting at residence, maybe one of the best assist we are able to provide is through our music,” Vagale added.