Not your average Burning Man “hang drum” jam — Future Rust releases a new pay-what-you-can handpan compilation
On the October 13th, 2021, the handpan music label Future Rust will release a third volume in their annual series of handpan music compilations. The album consists of 14 tracks of more ambitious handpan music, that surpasses the borders of the average Burning Man “hang drum” jam. The harp- or bell-like sound of the handpan is contrasted with electronic sounds and otherworldly vocals.
The album includes tracks from established handpan artists such as Manu Delago (Björk, Anoushka Shankar, Shpongle), David Kuckhermann (with Lisa Gerrard), Kumea Sound and Dan Mulqueen, along with new artists such as Maja Wlazły and MEA. More than just a collection of interesting handpan tracks, Volume 3 aims to present the current state of the handpan scene in a thoughtful and highly enjoyable album format.
The release of the compilation coincides with Handpan Day, an annual holiday initiated by the label founder Lauri Wuolio. The compilation will be released during the Handpan Day Online Festival, an online event taking place on Facebook. During the festival all sales will be directed to Handpan Community United, an organization that works to protect the handpan artform to the future.