518 Covid Quarantine Compilation

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Creative people can’t sit idly by at home without producing something. It’s out of their nature. A recent compilation is a testament to that statement, and its available now for purchase with proceeds going towards charity.

The 518 Covid Quarantine Compilation is a collection of recordings made by local musicians while the rest of the world fell silent to virus-related shutdowns. Each song was either written or recorded within the past three months by artists who live or who are from the Capital District.

Curators of the music said that the idea came from viewing many local artists making and sharing recordings online. The compilation showcases the work of more than a dozen artists, including Asa Morris, Architrave, Haunted Cat and more.

Many of the tracks are low-fi productions ranging from electronic to post-punk. All proceeds after Bandcamp fees will go to Direct Relief (https://www.directrelief.org/), an international humanitarian aid organization working to obtain protective equipment and medications to healthcare facilities and workers in the fight against COVID19.
Keith Sonin compiled enough music to compose a 17-track album, mastered by Paul Coleman, and sequenced and edited by Jennifer Maher Coleman.

“So many great local artists collected here for the first time since the quarantine began,” said Sonin. “It really restores your faith in the restorative healing power of the sounds of a community of musicians, recorders [and] performers.”

The album is available for purchase at Bandcamp.

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