Awakening the Support - Supporting the Awake
The Oceans of Music Project aims to circulate and celebrate music within the context of a call to arms for greater awareness and action to conserve our oceans and the life that endeavours to live there. Shark finning is decimating the apex predator of the seas that have controlled and maintained ocean ecosystems for hundreds of millions of years - Shark finning is a cruel and unnecessary practice that is fuelling the fourth largest black market trade after arms, drugs and sex slaves. 90% of sharks are now estimated globally to be gone. In the time it will take you listen to one album nearly 10,000 sharks will have been taken for their fins alone and thrown back overboard alive to die on the sea floor. 20,000 Dolphins each year are slaughtered and distributed as whale meat while the babies of those killed are sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars to seaquariums and dolphinariums around the globe. Scientists now estimate that all the seafood we now like to eat will be gone from our seas by the middle of this century - species after species of fish have collapsed in every corner of the globe. Massive industrial overfishing is destroying the oceans diversity, ecosystems and physical habitats in some of the most destructive forms of hunting on the planet. Our oceans generate two out of every three breaths of oxygen you take whilst soaking up the CO2 from the atmosphere and doing so is changing ocean chemistry in what is known as the acidification our seas. Noise pollution from explosive oil and gas exploration and naval military sonar scientists now believe to be the major cause of many mass whale and marine mammal strandings. The silent world beneath the waves that should be filled only with the intermittent sound of the complex highly intelligent communication of dolphin clicks and whale songs is a place of peace no more. It is a place of war. Our oceans are dying. A small but growing band of eco-warriors, activists and conscious consumers around the globe are fighting for the out of sight through direct action or by being a voice for the ocean life unable to speak out for themselves. Many more still are unaware of the turmoil beneath the waves. Like snakes sleeping while eating their own tails they dream of never ending food ignorant to the coming chaos, famine and the collapse of seafood that will realise if we do not enact change. We ask you to support ocean conservation, purchase the Oceans of Music Project releases and help us to spread the word. Play the tracks loud and drop them in your mixes like pebbles in the centre of the ocean. Those pebbles will make ripples that can become waves that will pound the rocks until they change. All profits from the sale of the projects compilation albums go directly to ocean conservation efforts at the point of sale. All of the artists and organisers involved are all working for free and will never see a cent of any proceeds. Check the album notes for each release to see which group, activity or organisation is benefiting from its sale. If you would like to be involved with the project then please follow the link and contact us on our facebook page. Salt water and music flows through our veins.
We are proud to present this to you - the debut release from the Oceans of Music Project from Artists from France, Australia and the UK who all worked and created their tracks specifically to raise awareness to ocean conservation issues solely for this release. All profits from the sale of this release go directly to The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society at the point of sale to assist the volunteer organisation in their ocean conservation campaigns.
Track Listing for Deadly Sounds in a Silent World:
The End of The Line by Adrian Sherwood from the UK
Overfishing (Sa Bat Machines remix) by Kikabass from France
Into the Deep by Sa Bat Machines & Ibis from France
The Shark by Mrwotevaman from Australia
Moe by Spankbass from France
God of the Ocean by Yash from France
Welcome on Board by Rules (from the Dirty Monkey Crew) from France
Ocean Hopiness by Phenotype from France
Sonic Madness by Syndrome from Australia
Massive thanks and respect go to Kikabass for organising and inspiring artists in France. Huge thanks go to all the great artists for contributing passionate musical works specifically for this debut project album at their own expense. Extra special thanks for permission to use samples within the tracks go to: The Oceania Project for Whale songs; The End of The Line & Sharkwater movies for spoken words; Thomas Janak & Erik Brush (Wild Time radio interview); Mountain Films Josh Bernstein interview with Paul Watson (vimeo); Madi Stewart (Sharkgirl) for samples from her shark vids, Sara Keltie, Alistair Allen and Andrea Gordon on the Sea Shepherds Bob Barker (Sydney 2011) for allowing us to record and use their words . Special thanks also to Stefanie Voight, Dave McEwen, Robin Mirnik , Georges Kiosk , Dirty Monkey, Fiona McCuaig, Rob Stewart, Haidar El Ali and to all those who support ocean conservation everywhere.