Four Tet, Wire, Beak> and Ride amongst artists to donate music to Music For A Good Home 2 a charity compilation

Four Tet, Wire, Beak> and Ride amongst artists to donate music to Music For A Good Home 2 a charity compilation

musicforgoodhomeSome of the biggest names in leftfield and alternative music, including Four Tet, Wire, Beak> and Ride have donated new and exclusive material to a new album called Music For A Good Home 2, to raise money for national housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

The album, which also features Karma To Burn and Fujiya & Miyagi on its 37-strong tracklisting, was produced to mark the twelfth anniversary of Shelter fundraising festival Audioscope, and features bands who have performed at the event or supported Audioscope since it began in 2001.

The album, released via and on 1 October, is available for a minimum donation of £5 to Shelter.

Four Tet’s track, titled ‘Audioscope’, was written especially for the release and named after the Audioscope festival, while the other artists have provided brand new and exclusive tracks to support Shelter.

The album takes in everything from acclaimed electronica from Planet Mu’s Boxcutter, Ninja Tune’s Deco Child and Anticon’s SJ Esau, through to the delicate songcraft of Richard Walters, Phil McMinn and Kranky Records’ Felix. There’s also the uncompromising noise of Karma To Burn, Kogumaza and Mugstar alongside the experimental krautrock aesthetic of the likes of Beak>, The Telescopes, Warm Digits, Magnetophone and Spectrum, featuring Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom.

This year’s Audioscope festival takes place on Saturday 10 November at the Jericho, and features Can legend Damo Suzuki, Message To Bears, Warm Digits, Listing Ships, Gunning For Tamar, Alright The Captain, Baltic Fleet, Dethscalator, Laura Moody from the Elysian Quartet and more bands TBC.

The first Music For A Good Home album, released in 2009 on CD and as a download, featured exclusive tracks from Michael Rother (Neu!), Blood Red Shoes, Clinic, Damo Suzuki (Can) and Mercury Prize nominee Maps.
The full tracklisting for Music For A Good Home 2 is as follows:

1. Four Tet – Audioscope (exclusive)
2. Wire – Moreover (live in Lausanne) (exclusive)
3. Listing Ships – American Steam Company (exclusive)
4. Boxcutter – Cheetah Dub (exclusive)
5. Felix – Circus (exclusive)
6. Warm Digits – Sleep Thieves (exclusive)
7. Fujiya & Miyagi – Coe’s Toes (exclusive)
8. Beak> – 0898 (unavailable elsewhere)
9. The Telescopes – Dead Already (exclusive)
10. Richard Walters – Something Once Beat (exclusive)
11. Deco Child – Southpaw (exclusive)
12. Karma To Burn – Jimmy D (Slight Reprise) (exclusive)
13. Ride – Moonlight Medicine (Portishead remix) (deleted – unavailable elsewhere)
14. Rome Pays Off – I Can’t Take You Home… (exclusive)
15. SJ Esau – Why Angry? (exclusive)
16. Action Beat – Toad (exclusive)
17. Coloureds – Ted Nelson (exclusive)
18. Mugstar – Bardo Head (exclusive)
19. Karhide – Rough Sleep (exclusive)
20. The Workhouse – Before I Go To Sleep (exclusive)
21. Gunning For Tamar – Astronaut/Abort (LukuS remix) (exclusive)
22. The Half Rabbits – Mayday (exclusive)
23. Laura Moody – Oh Mother
24. Kogumaza – Sevens (deleted – unavailable elsewhere)
25. Flights of Helios – Dynah & Donalogue (Message To Bears remix) (exclusive)
26. Phil McMinn – The General (exclusive)
27. Dethscalator – Aids Atlas (exclusive)
28. Kill Murray – Pheromones (exclusive)
29. Ice, Sea, Dead People – Styes In My Eyes (live at Lost Toys) (exclusive)
30. The Rock of Travolta – Loose Lips Sink Ships (exclusive)
31. Caretaker – Yeehah (exclusive)
32. Alright The Captain – Honey Badger (Karhide Sleepless Nights remix) (exclusive)
33. The Cellar Family – Someone New (exclusive)
34. Magnetophone – All She Could Find (exclusive)
35. Spectrum – Feels Like I’m Slipping Away (remastered) (exclusive)
36. Talons – St Mary Will Be The Death Of Us All
37. Ute – Dissolve (exclusive)
38. Message To Bears – Opus 1 (exclusive)
39. Sennen – Fucrates (exclusive)
40. The Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club – I Want You Dead

Since 2001, Audioscope has raised more than £23,000 for Shelter, presenting the best in local, national and international independent music in the process.

Shelter believes everyone needs a home in a place where they can thrive. We help over 170,000 people a year fight for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a home. We also tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies, and solutions.

Visit to join our campaigns, find housing advice, or make a donation

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