Lives Through Magic is a compilation of eclectic electronic music, with all proceeds to benefit the victims of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, CA. All proceeds (minus physical production costs and shipping) will be equally divided between the Immediate Oakland Fire Relief Fund (www.youcaring.com/ourcommunityaffectedbytheoaklandghostshipfire-715087
) and the Trans Assistance Project, which is an ongoing program that helps trans folks meet their real-time financial, legal, and medical needs.
The title Lives Through Magic is adapted from a quote by pop Keith Haring about drawing - but I believe the sentiment applies to all forms of creativity, individual and communal. “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” (I also appreciate the wordplay created by the alternate definitions and pronunciation of “lives”.) This compilation has been birthed due to a tragic event, but I do not want the compilation to be a souvenir of a tragedy. I am instead aiming for a positive document of the beauty that exists in the minds, bodies, and spirits of our small, but global community. Many of the folks contributing have all played in, lived in, and truly loved DIY spaces like Ghost Ship.
released April 4, 2017
Deepest Thanks To:
Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
Austin Grebinski and Mel Media Group
Tricia & all at National Audio Company
Adam Gerrard and 2MR Records
Anna Bond and Rough Trade Records
Russell E. L. Butler
Robert Sommerlad (www.robertsurname.com
Andrew Jervis & all at Bandcamp
This compilation was mastered with love, care, and attention over many hours by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
The absolutely beautiful cassette print parts were donated by Mel Media Group
Cassette duplication donated by National Audio Company (they are great people and make the best tapes).
Front Cover illustration by Keith Rankin.
Inner J-Card and shipping box Illustrations by Juli Odomo.
3D Model by Robert Sommerlad (www.robertsurname.com
Layout by Kris Petersen.
Project Managed by Kristopher Petersen.