On Wednesday, November 14, André's 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).
He is physicall OK but, of course, in shock from the ordeal and can really use your help. Any further developments on his situation and instructions on what you can do to help will be posted here as we know.
In the meanwhile, please donate below. When one has been displaced by a fire, especially someone who depends on his home studio for income, every dollar matters.
As you can imagine, André has lost thousands of dollars in equipment, personal effects, clothing, etc. without even counting the irreplaceable and priceless. Every dollar will make a big difference as he endures this tremendous transition.
Please use PayPal to make your secure donation HERE:
If you'd like to donate physical goods, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and what you have to offer. Thank You!
If anyone has any leads on 2 bedroom apartments in the Greater Boston Area, contact André directly by Twitter PM @andreobin or through this site.
When we have a list of things that need replacing, donated or financed we'll list them here.
Michael Marotta and Vanya Records has curated an 18-track compilation 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. Click here for more information.
Any further benefit activities we become aware of will be posted here so please check back soon.
André is an American electronic music artist with releases on Mina, Trouw, Klopfgeist, Vanya, Moodgadget and more. If you'd like to contact him directly Email email@example.com or use any of the social networking options to the right here.
If you're unfamiliar with his music, please take some time to check it out. Awesome beauty.
Please reach out if you have any questions or interest in fundraising efforts, benefit events and recordings, donations of any kind, and accommodations for space or storage. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. The address and mobile number of Thom is listed below for verbal contact or a location to drop things off or to send mail.
+857 998 3491
35 Bellvista Rd #22
Brighton, MA 02135
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