Published Jun 27, 2012Prolific sonic architects Charalambides have been releasing music steadily for 20 years, but the Texas act have now fallen upon hard times, as guitarist (and occasional solo artist) Tom Carter has been hospitalized due to complications stemming from pneumonia.
Making matters worse, Carter is being treated in Berlin (where Charalambides were on tour) and is currently unable to return home due to the severity of his condition, Pitchfork reports. This means that he has incurred some serious medical bills, which are only bound to get worse since he will need to spend further weeks or even months recovering.
A website called Help Tom Carter has been launched to raise funds for Carter and his family. According to a statement posted on June 17, "At this time, there remain many uncertainties regarding his condition, which continues to be variable and evolving." As of the writing, he had been in intensive care for two weeks.
You can read more and donate right here, or even buy music in exchange for a contribution to the fund. There are reportedly multiple benefit shows in the works.
As the website notes, "Tom Carter's generosity and modesty as a musician and friend, coupled with his dedication to a vision of spiritual music as transformative force, provides us all with a rare example of creative and personal possibilities intertwined. Let us keep Tom, whom we cherish, in our thoughts and attune our minds to his full recovery."