SYNTHAID celebrates the brilliance and sheer talent of nearly 100 musicians, artists, writers and promoters in the electronic and synthwave music communities.
The money raised will be going to a truly worthy international cause. The 'Environmental Defense Fund' is one of the world’s leading environmental organisations.
EDF address today's most urgent environmental challenges by targeting issues that affect people around the world. Working in partnership with others, they focus where they are best positioned to help, based on their strengths. They address a wide range of areas including climate, oceans, ecosystems and health.
Check out the incredible work they do at www.edf.org
I put this project together to try and inspire everybody, and to show that we can all do very special things if we believe in something enough. I hope you will all become SYNTHAID ambassadors by buying, promoting and sharing this album with everyone you know. Please remember to share the hashtag #SYNTHAID and show your support.
There were several aims for the project. The first was to raise as much money as possible for a charity that really is making a big difference in the world.
The second was to try and create something different to everything that has been released before. It had to be BIG (62 tracks, 36 originals, involving 64 different acts on 2 twinned albums), and it had to be something that really celebrated the wondrous variety of synth music to the fullest. I wanted to involve an array of musicians and acts. From some of the most well known, to some of the best up and coming artists on the scene who are all contributing wonderful things every day to this incredible music genre. I wanted to give everyone a chance to be part of it. We all know how much talent there is at every level of this scene, and I wanted to showcase that.
The final thing was to try to start a movement within the community to support the project. I have been amazed by the warmth, kindness and enthusiasm of the many people I have met and spoken to, and I truly believe that we can all work together to push these albums and share the message. If we all try to make this project a success and ask the people we know to support it and donate what they can, then there is no limit to what else we can achieve. We can be very proud to say we were all a part of something special. We can say that we had a positive impact upon the lives of real people in need of help.
I implore you to become a backer of the project by spreading the word, buying the albums and the T-shirts, and asking your friends and followers to do the same. This is not about me or the artists involved, we don't care about personal success. This is a movement. This is a way for every one of us to show the power of the internet, the power of community, and the power of believing in a cause that we can all get behind and make a difference towards. YOU are the driving force, the inspiration, the beating heart of this project.
There will be some deductions made by PayPal, Square Wave and Bandcamp for payment processing, hosting and merchandise production costs.
100% of everything else we raise goes directly to the charity. Everybody has contributed their work and their time completely free of charge.
Please give what you can, and please feel free to pay more than the asking price if you would like to. Every extra penny that you donate makes a difference to real people's lives.
Yours in synth,
All of the rights to the music on this album are owned by the artists themselves or their record labels.