Lives Through Magic

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  • Pre-order of Lives Through Magic. You get 36 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases March 10, 2017

     $15 USD  or more

     

  • Cassette

    2x Cassette in double thick jewel box. Includes two bonus tracks, exclusive to this cassette:

    Pantha Du Prince - Dream Yourself Awake (Shinedoe Remix)
    Rósín Murphy - Narcissus

    Includes digital pre-order of Lives Through Magic. You get 36 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases March 10, 2017
    item ships out within 5 days

     $20 USD or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    So the Róisín Murphy track is 11 minutes long, so it won't fit on the 7" like the tunes above. However, the manufacturer can cut this track as a 10", but the cost will be a bit higher. The extra cost is purely to cover the extra materials and manufacturing costs, and you will still be making the same charitable donation. Edition of 20. Ships in approx 12 weeks.

    Includes digital pre-order of Lives Through Magic. You get 36 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases March 10, 2017
    item ships out on or around June 30, 2017
    edition of 20  5 remaining

     $60 USD or more

     

  • Limited Edition Lathe Cut Record
    Record/Vinyl

    Choose (almost) any single track on the compilation (Under 6'30' minutes long. Unfortunately, the Róisín Murphy track is too long at 11+ Minutes - ask if you're concerned about any others) and get a custom lathe cut hifi acrylic picture disc featuring the album artwork and the track of your choice. Mockup coming soon. Please note these will take 10-12 weeks to ship. I'll drop you a line and ask for yr choice of track once we have all of the masters in, but it's ok if you wanna hear the whole thing before you decide. We're only making 25 of these.

    Includes digital pre-order of Lives Through Magic. You get 36 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.

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Smith Comma John - Baron Aloha Makes His Entrance
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TWINS - Just Breathe
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Róisín Murphy - Narcissus [CASSETTE EXCLUSIVE]
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about

Hi there - In case you don’t know who I am, I'm Kris Petersen, former label manager at DFA records, and an avid fan of underground electronic music and DIY spaces. I, with the help of literal dozens of other talented folks have put together a compilation titled Lives Through Magic 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 Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (an Oakland 5013c organization that has set up a fire relief fund, as seen here: www.youcaring.com/firevictimsofoaklandfiredec232016-706684) 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.

I thank you for your consideration and support! Please keep an eye on this space and livesthroughmagic.tumblr.com for audio previews and short features and interviews with the contributing artists.

Thanks again!

credits

releases March 10, 2017

Special Thanks To:
Josh Bonati, Austin Grebinski, Adam Gerrard and 2MR Records, Anna Bond and Rough Trade Records, Ciarra Black, Optimo Music, Russell E.L. Butler, Andrew Jervis, Juli Odomo, and Keith Rankin.

Mastered with love by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
www.bonatimastering.com

Cassette Print Parts donated by Mel Media Group
www.melmediagroup.com

Front Cover illustration by Keith Rankin.
Inner J-Card Illustrations by Juli Odomo.
Layout by Kris Petersen.
Project Managed by Kristopher Petersen.

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A label based in New York City, releasing compilations to benefit various charities and causes.

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