Founder member of OEM, Adriana Cicccone, writes:

How did the idea of putting together a compilation album start?

Covid has pretty much put an end to live shows. The music industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. The Ottawa Experimental Music team wanted to help the experimental scene here in Ottawa but we weren’t quite sure how to go about doing it.

The idea we came up with was to put together a compilation that would be available on Bandcamp. We would make it a free download (due to label restrictions etc.) with the option to pay. Any money raised would be split amongst the bands equally.

With this mission statement in hand, we set out to contact bands/artists.

The response was overwhelming and even more incredible was the fact that the bands wanted any money raised to go to a charity. This was paying it forward to the max.

The charities we have chosen to support are The Parkdale Food Centre, Tungasuvvingat Inuit and The Ottawa Street Medics

We want to give a special shoutout to all the bands who have contributed to this compilation. Thank-you for all that you do and for the music you create.

Special thanks to Leila (Expanda Fuzz & meltingplastic) for putting together the Compilation Cover.

This first OEM compilation is made up of artists based in Ottawa.

OEM is made up of:
Adriana Ciccone
Gilbert Lachance
Greg Erickson
Pat Lemieux

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