Pianist, producer, and musician extraordinaire Mark De Clive Lowe— along with other Oceania bred and based acts like Hiatus Kaiyote, Missy Higgins, and Fat Freddys Drop— have recently offered tracks for Sounds for the Reef. The compilation album is an effort by the World Wildlife Fund, StraightUp, and The Australian Marine Conservation Society to raise money and awareness of the dangers that are currently threatening the Great Barrier Reef.
Earlier today, Hiatus Kaiyote released this statement via their Facebook page asking for support in this endeavor:
“Hello friends. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know about an important cause to us; this isn’t something we often do as a band, as we understand that you are all bombarded with bad news and dire messages everyday. But a beautiful part of our country is under threat. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the greatest natural wonders is currently in a very fragile state, and despite this the Australian government is making plans for the worlds biggest coal port, dredging and dumping of millions of tons of seabed and rock onto the ocean floor and encouraging a shipping superhighway. This wonder of our planet is irreplaceable…”
Coltrane once stated, “All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.” Check this track from Mark De Clive Lowe with Nia Andrews and support the cause. Feel good about helping our planet and listen to feel-good music because we’re all about that feel-good-Fridays at Revive.