A Call for Musicians - Submission Period Over!
SUBMISSIONS OVER - COMPILATION COMING SOON!
Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin is probably the most important chemist alive. In addition to rediscovering MDMA and popularizing its use as a therapeutic aid, he also synthesized hundreds of new psychoactive chemicals and chronicled their effects on humans (himself and his friends) in extraordinary detail in his two massive volumes, PiKHAL & TiKHAL. You can watch an RS video of Sasha being interviewed by Daniel Pinchbeck here:
At the age of 85, Shulgin recently suffered a stroke and a global community of people who are grateful for his work have banded together to help his family pay for medical costs. In collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies and Reality Sandwich, I'm putting together a benefit compilation that will simultaneously grant all contributing artists some extra exposure while leveraging our music and social networks for a truly worthy cause.
And I'm calling to all of the musicians in the Reality Sandwich readership to offer up your tracks for this!
The feel for the compilation can be located somewhere between "night driving," "lounge chill," "sexy," and "psychedelic"...the overarching feel will be one consonant with the luxuriously strange spaces that Shulgin's work has opened up in human experience. An album for foreground or background listening, consistent in tone across all contributing genres.--- THE AGREEMENT ---
Artists agree to release one track non-exclusively on this compilation, selected from two or more tracks submitted to benefit producers at michaelgarfield at gmail dot com. They will provide a weblink to be featured in promotions and the selected track in .wav or .aiff form, whereupon the track will be uploaded to the (forthcoming) album page at http://bandcamp.com and made available for sale as part of the album bundle (no single-track downloads), as a "pay-what-you-want" download (various minimums will be considered, but it will likely be set at one US dollar). Artists will retain all rights to their work, which will be made available as "all rights reserved." Artists grant a limited (one-time use) license to sell their work in this way with all proceeds going to the Shulgins via either The Shulgin Collection or directly through a paypal account linkup between the bandcamp download page and the Shulgin's bank account (preferable, but the details have yet to be worked out). As soon as it is made available for purchase, artists agree to help promote the benefit compilation by mentioning it in their newsletters, including a banner or image link on their websites, sharing it on Facebook, and whatever else they can do within reason and without significant personal expense.Tweet