As suggested by its title, ‘Hope’ embodies a concept of positivity and the alleviation of strife through the creative translation of emotion into sounds sent to soothe (and) images formed to inspire.
Artists were asked to create compositions that reflected their interpretation of the term Hope, producing varied yet cohesive results with a profound resonance.
50% of the profits are donated to Toybox, a charity providing aid, shelter and support for homeless children in Latin America, the majority of which are estimated a life expectancy of around four years on the street.
Coupling all of this with the CD’s bespoke artwork and carbon neutral manufacture provides a consumable and tangible product that serves to aid a constructive cause through the medium of music.
Hope comes pretty close to being everything a compilation should be!’ Textura
‘As a collection the material on offer here drift back and forth from what you would classify as more traditional ambient into electroacoustic territory with its found sound association. Melodies drift and disperse and give way to tones and washes, often there is a deepening sense of drama to the pieces and while in many cases they burn slowly there is a relentless nature to them (have a listen to Field Rotation’s Regenezit for example)’. 020 Magazine
‘A fine project one hopes will find as large an audience as possible’. Sonomu
‘If you enjoy classical beauty and ambient downtempo you will be hard pressed to find a stronger collaborative album than Hope this year’. Morpheus