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Muruch.com: for RAINN Benefit Album
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  • Raised So Far:
  • $533
  • # of Donations:
  • 28
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As of January 1, 2016, the Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album is no longer available. However, you are stll able and welcome to donate to RAINN through this page.

 

Muruch.com for RAINN Fundraising Campaign & Benefit Album feat. Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Johnette Napolitano, Poe, Flogging Molly and My Brightest Diamond

To celebrate 15 years of sharing great music in 2015, Muruch.com partnered with RAINN.org for a fundraising campaign and digital benefit album of music, poetry and art. Muruch.com for RAINN featured music and poetry by Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer, My Brightest Diamond, Poe, The Mynabirds, Celtic Punk band Flogging Molly, The Voice's Kat Robichaud, Man of Steel's Allison Crowe, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, YouTube sensation Kevin Kantor and Ted Talker Crystal Good among many other talented musicians, poets and visual artists. 

Every donor who gave $10 or more directly to RAINN through Muruch's fundraising page in 2015 received a free digital download of the 25-track album and a PDF booklet of liner notes with lyrics, poems and spectacular artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean, Kate Zambrano, Mark Demsteader, Mandy Tsung, Anna Dittman and Amber Ortolano.

Muruch.com for RAINN opens with two new, gut-punching original works composed solely for this benefit album. Former Concrete Blonde singer Johnette Napolitano's extraordinary hybrid poem/song "The Witness" is a brief, brutal dual narrative between a sexual assault victim crying for help and the witness who fails to provide it. WV poet/Ted Talker Crystal Good's "Prize Fight" sets an eloquent yet unflinching poem about abuse in a boxing ring, culminating in a raw, rapid fire countdown.

Heidi Saperstein's rock song "The Devil I Once Knew" sets the musical tone for the rest of the album, which alternates between quaking rock (The Mynabirds, Poe, Flogging Molly, Kat Robichaud), more ambient electro-rock (My Brightest Diamond, Elysian Fields, Hannah Fury) and acoustic folk-rock (Amanda Palmer, Pamela Means, Anielle Reid).

Kevin Kantor's powerful poem "People You May Know" gives an emotional account of Facebook trying to connect him to his rapist. Kantor's poem and Scottish indie band Meursault's song "And Butter Would Not Melt" give voice to male sexual assault victims who face a particular kind of shame and pressure to stay silent.

Canadian singer-songwriter and Muruch's musical mascot Allison Crowe (the "Ring of Fire" singer in Man of Steel) provides three songs for the album, ranging from anger to defiance to healing.

Supercouple Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman help move the album into more peaceful territory. Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer gives a heartfelt vocal on the wistful ballad "Dear Old House." Neil Gaiman may be best known for the Sandman series, Neverwhere, American Gods and Coraline, but he is also a poet. Gaiman's soothing British voice is accompanied by a lovely burst of music in the recording of his poem "Instructions."

Trent Dabbs' lovely ballad "The Way We Look at Horses" beautifully examines the success of equine therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and Midlake's lushly arranged "Acts of Man" is the gorgeous, multi-instrumental finale.

Muruch.com for RAINN moves from the horror of sexual trauma to the incredible courage of survival, benefits the most worthy cause and is a magnificent, genre-crossing collection of music, poetry and art.

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Victoria Muruch is fundraising for Campaign to Fight Sexual Violence benefiting RAINN.

As of January 1, 2016, the Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album is no longer available. However, you are stll able and welcome to donate to RAINN through this page.

 

Muruch.com for RAINN Fundraising Campaign & Benefit Album feat. Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Johnette Napolitano, Poe, Flogging Molly and My Brightest Diamond

To celebrate 15 years of sharing great music in 2015, Muruch.com partnered with RAINN.org for a fundraising campaign and digital benefit album of music, poetry and art. Muruch.com for RAINN featured music and poetry by Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer, My Brightest Diamond, Poe, The Mynabirds, Celtic Punk band Flogging Molly, The Voice's Kat Robichaud, Man of Steel's Allison Crowe, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, YouTube sensation Kevin Kantor and Ted Talker Crystal Good among many other talented musicians, poets and visual artists. 

Every donor who gave $10 or more directly to RAINN through Muruch's fundraising page in 2015 received a free digital download of the 25-track album and a PDF booklet of liner notes with lyrics, poems and spectacular artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean, Kate Zambrano, Mark Demsteader, Mandy Tsung, Anna Dittman and Amber Ortolano.

Muruch.com for RAINN opens with two new, gut-punching original works composed solely for this benefit album. Former Concrete Blonde singer Johnette Napolitano's extraordinary hybrid poem/song "The Witness" is a brief, brutal dual narrative between a sexual assault victim crying for help and the witness who fails to provide it. WV poet/Ted Talker Crystal Good's "Prize Fight" sets an eloquent yet unflinching poem about abuse in a boxing ring, culminating in a raw, rapid fire countdown.

Heidi Saperstein's rock song "The Devil I Once Knew" sets the musical tone for the rest of the album, which alternates between quaking rock (The Mynabirds, Poe, Flogging Molly, Kat Robichaud), more ambient electro-rock (My Brightest Diamond, Elysian Fields, Hannah Fury) and acoustic folk-rock (Amanda Palmer, Pamela Means, Anielle Reid).

Kevin Kantor's powerful poem "People You May Know" gives an emotional account of Facebook trying to connect him to his rapist. Kantor's poem and Scottish indie band Meursault's song "And Butter Would Not Melt" give voice to male sexual assault victims who face a particular kind of shame and pressure to stay silent.

Canadian singer-songwriter and Muruch's musical mascot Allison Crowe (the "Ring of Fire" singer in Man of Steel) provides three songs for the album, ranging from anger to defiance to healing.

Supercouple Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman help move the album into more peaceful territory. Former Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer gives a heartfelt vocal on the wistful ballad "Dear Old House." Neil Gaiman may be best known for the Sandman series, Neverwhere, American Gods and Coraline, but he is also a poet. Gaiman's soothing British voice is accompanied by a lovely burst of music in the recording of his poem "Instructions."

Trent Dabbs' lovely ballad "The Way We Look at Horses" beautifully examines the success of equine therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and Midlake's lushly arranged "Acts of Man" is the gorgeous, multi-instrumental finale.

Muruch.com for RAINN moves from the horror of sexual trauma to the incredible courage of survival, benefits the most worthy cause and is a magnificent, genre-crossing collection of music, poetry and art.

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