Casey Grabowski is a Philadelphia musician responsible for the projects Nearest, Obligate Surrogate, and Secret Societies, as well as other collaborations. In early 2017, at only 40, he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Since then he has fought to stay alive through hardships most of us can barely conceive of. Although his partner Michelle has waged a formidable battle and run a successful gofundme campaign, the bills continue to come. Both those close to him and strangers alike have been helping as much as possible. In a sense, this compilation is meant to give something back, both to Casey and to those who have helped and continue to help.
Just as Casey’s own music spans synthwave, techno, experimental, and industrial noise, so does that of the friends he has made. This collection is all exclusive tracks, most of them made specifically for this incredible person, whose situation any of us could well find ourselves in. All money from sales of this will be donated to Casey daily, so please feel free to pay more than the minimum.
If you wish to give directly instead of or in addition to buying the music, go to www.gofundme.com/casey-has-fing-cancer/
released September 20, 2018
Cover image by Mary Lee Desmond. Sequenced and mastered by Derek Rush.