Pram | 01/01/70

Image: Pram Publicity Shot

Some of the biggest names in leftfield and alternative music, including Four Tet, Maps and krautrock legends Damo Suzuki (Can) and Michael Rother (Neu!, Harmonia), have donated new and exclusive material to a new album called Music For A Good Home, to raise money for national housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

The album, which also features Clinic, Pram, Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia) and Blood Red Shoes, was produced to mark the ninth anniversary of Shelter fundraising festival AUDIOSCOPE, and features bands who have performed at the event since it began in 2001.

Four Tet's track, titled 'Audioscope', was written especially for the release, while Mercury Prize nominees Maps chose to record a Bob Dylan track that songwriter James Chapman felt was particularly appropriate to support Shelter. Damo Suzuki's track is taken from his recent performance at Oxford's Truck Festival, which featured members of Ride and Ash as his backing band.

1. Michael Rother - Maus-Mann-Motiv (previously unreleased)
2. Piano Magic - Never It Will Be The Same Again (from a now-deleted vinyl release)
3. Four Tet - Audioscope (previously unreleased)
4. The Oscillation - The 3rd Harmonic (previously unreleased)
5. Damo Suzuki - Truck On Track (previously unreleased)
6. Dieter Moebius - Popst (previously unreleased)
7. Maps - Not Dark Yet (previously unreleased)
8. Pram - Tumblin (previously unreleased)
9. Shooting At Unarmed Men - Death By Decaf
10. Vibracathedral Orchestra - Gat Rot (previously unreleased)
11. Clinic - Earl Mallard (from a now-deleted vinyl release)
12. Blood Red Shoes - Carry Knots (exclusive mix)
13. Einstellung - Und Die Ruhe Ist Donner (previously unreleased)


The album went on sale for the first time on 17 October for £10 at AUDIOSCOPE09 at the Jericho in Oxford. Just 300 copies of the CD version of the album will be produced, and after the show the album will be on sale digitally via iTunes and physically from and selected online retailers. All profits from the release go to help Shelter's vital work.

AUDIOSCOPE is an organisation committed to raising money through music for the national homelessness charity Shelter. The annual AUDIOSCOPE festival takes place in Oxford every autumn, and is supported by a range of special events throughout the year.
Since 2001, AUDIOSCOPE has raised over £17,000 for Shelter, presenting the best in local, national and international independent music in the process.

Acts who have supported AUDIOSCOPE in the past, as well as the entire cast of Music For A Good Home, include Explosions in the Sky, Clark, Don Caballero, Oxes, The Telescopes, Scout Niblett, Luke Vibert, Electrelane, Comet Gain, Max Tundra and a host of other bands from across the UK and beyond.


Image: Domino
Image: the moving frontier
Image: dark island
Image: solomnlilioquy