In November of last year, the family of Music From Outer Space founder Ray Wilson announced that he is fighting Stage 4 cancer and that he could use the help of the synth community.
Wilson has been a leader in synth DIY for years – offering a variety of projects via his Music From Outer Space (MFOS) site. His DIY designs include a complete line of analog synth modules, lo fi noise boxes, sequencers, the Sound Lab Mini-Synth and the Weird Sound Generator. He is also the author of the book Make: Analog Synthesizers.
His children started a GoFundMe campaign to help Wilson and his wife with expenses, which has received donations already from over 700 people.
Now members of the synth community have created an album of music, inspired by Wilson, with all proceeds to benefit Wilson and his family.
Here’s what they have to say about the album:
A few months ago, the greater electronic music community was made aware that our age old enemy of space, time and family had come to visit someone we all love again. Ray Wilson (founder of Music From Outer Space) was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
As a community we made the donations to help Ray and his family meet the demands of life under these circumstances and we sent support.
But a group of us from the Facebook Group page, “The Hard, The Soft, & The Modular” also decided to come together and make an album in his name… dedicated to the impact that he has on our lives. The objective was simply to make music from outer space for Ray Wilson and for the world.
Not all of us use modular synthesizers… but all of us studied electronic music and are connected to Ray through his wisdom and insight. You will find a dizzying array of tools techniques and methods of realization used to create this triptastic meditational album.
All artists have agreed that all proceeds from this album go directly to Ray and his family to support his medical expenses.
You can preview it below:
The album is available for US $8 at Bandcamp. All proceeds go to Wilson.