The Natural Disaster Series
Force of Nature began as an attempt to move beyond the typical shock value tactics used in experimental circles and instead to draw inspiration from the ultimate power in this world: nature's true destructive face. The Natural Disaster Series is an ongoing release cycle with a focus to describe some of natures greatest displays of this power in audio format.
Proceeds from some of the of the releases will go directly to charities who helped respond to these events.
FON31 - Sendai Japan
format: digital - date: 2011
Sendai Japan is a series of curated, thematic compilations created to raise funds to support the victims of the March 11th 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami.
The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings and evacuations along Japan's Pacific coast and in at least 20 countries, including the entire Pacific coast of North America and South America. The earthquake created extremely destructive tsunami waves of up to 10 meters (33 ft) that struck Japan minutes after the quake, with smaller waves after several hours in many other countries. In Japan, the waves are reported to have travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland.More info...
FON21 - Katrina
format: FLAC, MP3 - date: June 2nd 2012
The third release in the Natural Disaster series due out later this year is Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and made its second landfall as a Category 3 storm on the morning of Monday, August 29 in southeast Louisiana.
At least 1,836 people died in the storm and the subsequent floods. $81.2 billion (2005 U.S. dollars) in damage orrured as a result of the storm and failure of the goverment to respond appropriately, making it the costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history. These statistics alone are staggering, but perhaps only tell part of the story of what was lost in 2005. Community. Culture.More info...
FON16 - Undercurrent/Floodplain
format: MP3 - date: March 1st 2009
The second release in the Natural Disaster Series, Undercurrent/Floodplain is an audio representation of the day before, the day of, and the day after the great Mississippi River Flood of 1993. One of the most devastating floods in U.S. history, this flood occurred in the summer of 1993 along the banks of America's largest river, The Mississippi River. The days during and after the flood, nearly 50 people died, 26,000 were evacuated and over 56,000 homes were demanaged. The economic losses directly associated with the flooding totaled over $10 billion.More info...
FONND01 - vesuvius
format: Vinyl - date: May 2003
'Vesuvius' is the second vinyl release on Force of Nature and the first in the Natural Disaster series.
Both tracks are around fifteen minutes in length and created with analog sound sources only. While the first side of the 12" describes the expulsion of volcanic gasses - solfataras - poisoning the air, the second side sketches a picture of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplonti and Stabiae, each hidden under 10 to 75 feet of tephra (ashes). Two days of volcanic activity killed over 3300 people.More info...