The album is out on October 2nd and is an homage to Ernest Hood’s 1975 album, Neighborhoods, which the label reissued last year. Inspired by that record, which employed nostalgic field recordings of American suburbia, the musicians commissioned were asked to incorporate field recordings from their immediate surroundings into their work.
Proceeds from the album will be donated to the Center for Community Leadership (CCL) program at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), a New York coalition advocating for housing equity and justice city-wide.
Watch the trailer for the compilation.
01. Todd Barton – Ashland Ambience
02. Felicia Atkinson – The Willow
03. Ka Baird – West End
04. CV & JAB – Saint-Gilles Lockdown In Three Parts
05. Lieven Martens – Five Elements, Five Repetitions
06. Space Afrika – 217
07. Nailah Hunter – Hidden Tiger Lily
08. Jefre-Cantu Ledesma – Dharani For Morningside Park
09. bookworms – fluctuations In temperature
10. Melanie Velarde – NYC Files
11. Roberto Carlos Lange – A Worm In An Apple
12. Barraco Barner – Untitled (compressed)
13. Dylan Moon – Wales
14. J D Emmanuel – Shenandoah, Texas
15. Sugai Ken – Symphonic “Joya No Kane”
16. Like A Villain – What’s Happening To Me
Freedom To Spend will release New Neighborhoods on October 2nd, 2020.