"The immense range of music on offer on VA1+2 is its real strength... there’s a sense that every aspect of this release is about doing the music justice. And in turn, they do the charity and the listener justice." ~ Aural Aggravation (auralaggravation.com/2016/05/04/various-artists-va12/
"... these artists and this label have donated their time and efforts to a worthy cause... Hats off to all involved." ~ A Closer Listen (acloserlisten.com/2016/04/29/various-artists-va12-tavern-eightieth
"È un percorso lungo due ore, capace di catturare per il suo carattere eterogeneo e stimolante per la sua componente sperimentale." ~ SoWhat (sowhatmusica.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/various-artists-va12
"Non mancano, dunque, gli spunti di interesse lungo le due ore di “VA1+2”, testimonianza insieme della perdurante funzione delle compilation e, soprattutto, dell’accuratezza della selezione che vi presieduto, tanto più se come in questo caso dotata dell’ulteriore elemento dell’esclusività." ~ Music Won't Save You (musicwontsaveyou.com/2016/08/06/va12
A large compilation of diverse and exciting music from new and established artists, VA1+2 is chiefly intended to raise funds for the charity Alzheimer's Research UK. In doing so, it presents material selected from many different strains of contemporary electronic, ambient, experimental, electro-acoustic, improvisation, leftfield pop and beyond. Containing over two hours of music by twenty-two contributing artists, the compilation has been divided into two sections: VA1 and VA2. Each has been mixed in order to bring out its own overall style, resulting in a rich journey through powerful, intricate, playful and unusual material from numerous corners of modern music.
With an emphasis on clarity and dynamic range rather than loudness, VA1+2 was given a final master by Fraser McGowan (Caught in the Wake Forever).
It has been an immense pleasure working with the artists to put this release together over the last year. We hope you enjoy it. Thanks for supporting it in any way.
All profits from this release's CD sales will go to Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's foremost dementia research charity. "Our pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure. We are energising a movement across society to support, fund and take part in dementia research. We aim to empower people across all generations through greater understanding of dementia." (Official website, accessed 23.01.2016)
Proceeds from the digital version will go back to the label to help fund future releases. If you would like your digital purchase donated instead, please state so in a message at the PayPal checkout. The digital version will become pay-what-you-want as soon as the physical stock runs out.
Midori Hirano - Regrowth
Makunouchi Bento - Anpre dans tanbou lou
Band Ane - Kakkelovnsgrød
Biblo - Infatuation
Richard Sanderson - Embedded
TLE - Piece for Ice Cube, Silence and Trumpet
AGF - memoGAME
Yaporigami - Higher Tentative
Fandensk Dolketerapi - Itureven
Iris Garrelfs + Poulomi Desai - Live from Salon des Refuses 2015 | Space Gallery
Matthew Collings - A world of ruby all in vain
Intl. Debris - Translucent Orb
Cinesthesia - The Garden of Earthly Delights (Live at Hackney Attic 15.12.14)
Isnaj Dui - Kiki and Bouba
Docetism - Fading Away
Zelienople - This Thought Won’t Last
Glacis - As long as water flows
Sumuposauttaja - Untitled #3
Weith - Cognitive Enhancers
René Margraff - Grace
Dino Spiluttini - The Rift
Zero Ohms - If These Are The Dreams That Await Me
VA1+2 will be available digitally or as a limited glass-mastered 2CD format housed within a four-panel digisleeve (200 copies, not numbered). Due to excess digisleeve printing, there are also eight copies available as unprinted black-bottom CDRs at a reduced price. The digital download will include a PDF booklet with additional information.