Andre Obin is a musician living, working, and creating in Boston, Massachusetts. On Wednesday, November 14, his Somerville apartment experienced an electrical fire, displacing him and his girlfriend and destroying his home studio space, some personal belongings, and a significant amount of musical gear and equipment he has used in his rock bands (Endless Wave, Eyes Like Knives), electronic projects (Matters & Dunaway) and as a "Soviet-bloc techno" solo artist (performing under his birth name).
This 18-track compilation has been curated to raise money for Obin to replace some of his lost gear and get back on his feet. It has been organized solely by his friends who wish to see him recover, both personally and professionally, and the breadth of the artists on this comp not only reflect his own his own musical output -- from beautifully sharp electronic pop to noisy washes of -gazing rock and roll -- but also the amount of people around Boston who wished to lend a hand to a colleague in need. Nearly all the artists here have performed, collaborated or exchanged support with Obin over the past few years. All of these bands are members of the Boston music community.
100% of the money earned via this compilation will be forwarded directly to Obin, and Vanya Records wishes to thank all the artists for their contributions after only a few days notice.
Also, a website has been created to detail Obin's ordeal, chronicle recovery efforts, and to allow interested parties to make a donation directly. A detailed account of Obin's music is featured on the site as well.