What is this k7 you’ve stumbled upon, 30 years late to the game?
Well... it’s all in the title! Make Synths Not War is a collaborative mixtape put together to raise funds for people from conflict-affected areas. What’s the twist? All tracks were created from hardware and software synthesizers. From dusty analog synths, grooveboxes and vocoders, to flashy digital synths, the essence of this tape is in the oscillator.
An electronic musical instrument that generates audio signals, creating sounds by producing waveforms through methods including subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis and frequency modulation synthesis.
The hottest mixtape to hit Luxembourg in 2022*
*according to us
Artists from Luxembourg and beyond
contributed obscure jam sessions, released songs and brand new compositions. The journey paved by each track creates a unique blend of genres and atmospheres that paints the picture of the world we live in.
00.00 Turmoil by THEM LIGHTS
03.43 Snake Island by Reno
07.05 Pebbles by Timelord
10.59 Don Dorgan by John
13.28 Deep Mind by Emina Helena
17.08 Different Skies by Raijvan Ayyappan
19.59 St r an g e T ! m es by Sun Glitters
00.00 Stratofellas by A-55
03.12 Exhibit Z by Edwin Aldin
06.24 Longing for Hope by Quiet Flynt
10.59 >>> by Charlotte Bridge
11.54 Coalesce (MSNW remix) by airship81
15.12 Popular Rituals by Quatermoose
19.35 Amygdala by Ryvage
All proceeds from this project go directly to the Luxembourg Red Cross helping those in need. A big thanks to all contributing artists for their musical donations, and thank you for joining the movement.
The Luxembourg Red Cross has proposed that funds raised go to the Hariko project - An artistic project dedicated to young people
Hariko is a place for interaction, sharing and creation between artists and young people aged 12 to 26. The project is about getting young people to come and meet multitalented artists and musicians. Members can attend workshops in painting, graffiti, guitar, piano, singing, jewel creation and dance. The workshops, studios and common areas of the project are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 14:00 to 20:00. Hariko is a part of the Youth programme of the Luxembourg Red Cross.
This page wouldn't be complete without a F.A.Q section
What's Bonus Noise, and why are you doing this?
We are an independant record label, made in Luxembourg. We're always talking about how music can change the world, and this is one way we think we can help. We've organised this tape, but the true work comes from the artists who have contributed tracks.
Where can I listen to the music?
You will only be able to listen to it by listening to the cassette tape or digital version from our store. This will also give you access to a play through of the cassette on a private youtube video (because yes we are aware, you probably don't have a cassette player at home). It will not be released on any other platforms as the participating artists complete ownership of their tracks. Many of these tracks are exclusive to this mixtape, so don't miss out ;)
I have a download code, how can I use it?
Go to our store page, you'll find the digital download of the mixtape. Just add your download code at checkout!
Where do you deliver?
Delivery costs apply on all orders based on the latest POST rates
Hey, I also like synths! Can I participate?
We're already thinking of a second edition. Reach out!
A mixtape featuring:
THEM LIGHTS, Reno, Timelord,
John, Raijvan Ayyappan,
Emina Helena, Sun Glitters, A-55,
Edwin Aldin, Charlotte Bridge, Quiet Flynt, airship81, Quatermoose & Ryvage
All proceeds go to the Luxembourg Red Cross
The working class label, made in Luxembourg