Wednesday, April 27, 2011




The 2x Cassette/Digital curated compliation on Electric Temple Records entitled "Gaman: A Ceremony for Japan" is a benefit directly contributing the recovery of Japan. We have all been troubled by the happenings across the sea, but for almost all musicians in the experimental music scene, Japan is a place of sacred innovation, inimitable soul, and a relentless discipline unlike any other country. We know this will carry over in to the recovery process of the current natural disasters, but for us musicians, this is a small token of our appreciation for the things we've been given by such a beautiful country with so much tradition. All proceeds will go to Shelterbox: This organization provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. They also are currently set up in Japan, making sure these beautiful gifts are affecting families one by one. As the benefit proceeds, we will be tracking the boxes that make it to families in Japan -- that way each and every one of us that contributed know directly how we are helping and influencing, at least in some small way. This compilation features tracks from 24 artist across 2 cassettes including Sic Alps, Amen Dunes, Forma, Loren Conners, Glenn Jones, Steve Gunn, and many Thanks to John Kolodij, John Twells, Nicole Yalaz, and National Audio Company for their immense help in making this project a reality. Please join us in donating a small token for those in need.

You can purchase the cassette version of the compilation at or the digital version at Please contact Electric Temple Records for any questions/concerns considering this comp at Thank you for your time and contribution.


Cassette 1:
Animal Hospital - Dreams
William Fowler Collins - Autumn Lights
High aura'd-Methodist Bells
Phantom Family Halo - Guns and Violens
Steven R. Smith-Regen Volt
Glenn Jones-Portland Cement Factory
Angel Olsen-She Came and She Touched Me
Pete Stampfel and Eli Smith - Castor and Pollux
Zelienople - Smoked
Lee Noble - August
Loren Connors - Yesterday and Today

Cassette 2:
Forma - FORMA 178
GDFX - Forever a Bone
Reuben Son - Dancing into Sandtraps
Ancient Ocean - New Rising Sun
Sic Alps - Anasazi Chemist
Herbcraft - Sunset Glow
The North Sea - Sugar
Clearing - Untitled
Amen Dunes - Lower Class
Heavy Hymns - Prayer
Swati (David First)
Rambutan - The Kingfisher
Steve Gunn - Taksim II (Live in Montreal)