Various Artists Tsunami Relief
- Words: Rachel Shimp
- Label: Exploding Hearts
Proceeds from this album of unreleased tracks from the micro and tech-house arenas of Deutschland benefit an orphanage in Indonesia affected by last year‘s tsunami tragedy, rendering Sascha Funke‘s "Tears On My Pillow" bittersweet despite its clinical execution. If Andre Galluzzi & Guido Schneider‘s "Survivor" is the dizzy sound of sifting through the rubble, Dirt Crew‘s "Let‘s Get it Done" is an upbeat insistence to begin rebuilding structures and lives. With Richie Hawtin, Swayzak, and Ellen Allien in tow, these are consoling sentiments from not the most comforting of genres.
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