Kelowna Electronic Band Contributes to Ukraine Fundraising Album – Okanagan
electronic band from Kelowna, the cavernous, joined the call to help Ukrainian refugees. By adding one of their songs to a fundraising album that includes 200 tracks from other artists around the world.
“We were able to raise $2,500 within the first eight and a half hours of its release,” said Robert McLaren, The Cavernous.
The collaboration is one of the greatest albums ever released on the Bandcamp online streaming platform.
All funds raised through the collaboration go directly to Vostok SOS, a voluntary organization that supports people affected by war and the Ukrainian Red Cross.
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“I grew up with a lot of Ukrainian families. So it’s pretty close to where I live,” said McLaren.
“The second I saw the opportunity to help, I wanted and personally wish I could do more.”
The charity album offers the full gambit of electronic music. Including the unique niche in the genre, The Cavernous has carved out a place for itself.
“What’s interesting about this kind of electronic music is that it’s not necessarily for dancing, it’s not necessarily uplifting,” McLaren said.
“It’s more contemplative. We’ve got everything from ambient music to stuff you’d want to meditate on. To industrial music, it would sound more like a protest theme.
To buy the album titled For peace. Against war. Which are not? visit the Bandcamp website. For upcoming show dates, follow The Cavernous on Facebook.