Project Fukushima!

Project Fukushima! is (mainly) a free music festival which will be simultaneously held in Fukushima and locations all over the globe on August 15. The organizers -- experimental music hero Yoshihide Ôtomo, Michiru Endô (from punk band The Stalin) and poet Ryôichi Wago -- also curate a series of DIY Hearts released recordings featuring artists such as Seijaku (trio featuring Keiji Haino, Yoshimitsu Ichiraku a.k.a. Doravideo, Mitsuru Nasuno), Tatsuya Yoshida (from Ruins), Ryûichi Sakamoto, and a jam session featuring Nanao Tavito, U-Zhaan and the dearly missed Rei Harakami. Here is the list of available titles.
Benefits will be used to finance the festival.

Recorded For Japan

R. Stevie Moore, members of MGMT, Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and more are featured on charity compilation Recorded For Japan. Sales proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Here is a preview :


The "LA♥JPN♥LA" compilation is a collection of exclusive tracks from artists in Los Angeles and Japan showing their solidarity in supporting the earthquake victims of Japan.

Featured artists include Dâm-Funk, Carlos Nino + Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Ras G, Inner Science and 23 others. Details here.
Available through iTunes worldwide (you can also preview it on Bandcamp). Proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross and Civic Force.

Help Japan

Help Japan compiles remixes (Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Matisyahu) and original tracks in genres spanning folk, chilled instrumental electronica, dubstep, klezmer, indie, performance poetry and more. It's available on Bandcamp at the starting price of £2 and will later be released as a CD. You can also name your price and receive physical bonus material if you donate more than £15 (an iPhone app, videos to download, merch, CDs... the more you spend, the more you receive!).

Curator Steve Paul, who also wrote an important part of the music presented here, explains about the project in this Raised By Records interview. All proceeds going to British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.