Building on his genre-busting animated video opera Video Musics, Alexis Gideon is set to premiere that work’s follow-up, Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong.
Alexis Gideon's Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong is a one-hour multimedia video opera based on the 16th-century Chinese novel The Journey to the West.
Joined by the brightest lights of contemporary animation (Becca Taylor (Punk Planet, Arthur); Cynthia Star (Coraline, Moral Orel, Robot Chicken); Ezra Claytan Daniels (The Changers and Black Violet)) along with the most promising talents of contemporary music (Rachel Blumberg (M Ward, Arch Cape); Cory Gray (Norfolk & Western, Carcrashlander); Shelley Short (Hush)) to create an aural and visual universe that gleefully transcends both media. Is it film or music, high art or pop?
Gideon’s work would fit snugly at either the Whitney Biennial or SXSW, which is to say it cannot be contained, really, by either venue. Marked throughout by the ambition, commitment to detail, and refusal to settle that have earned Gideon a cult following on both sides of the pond.
Slowtrain Records is thrilled to release this incredible work of art on a limited edition double pink LP with DVD included. As a community-based record label we work with music fans to raise money up front for proper record pressing. The end results are a limited & collectible work of art and artists that can continue to create without living in the red.
Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong will be released on vinyl and DVD in November/December 2010.
Images of artwork available with pledges can be found here: http://www.slowtrainmusic.com/home/slowtrain-records/alexis-gideon-vm2/kickstarter-pre-order-options
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Visit the Alexis Gideon artist page at Slowtrain Records: http://www.slowtrainmusic.com/home/slowtrain-records/alexis-gideon-vm2
NOTE: the way Kickstarter works for shipping addresses--at the end date of the project (Oct 15) all Backers will receive an individual message asking for your shipping address. All LPs will ship once the album is released in late 2010.
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Sep 10, 2010 - Oct 15, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
Slowtrain Records, aka Anna and Chris, will send you a postcard from beautiful Utah. Card may be scenic, funny, hand-drawn, crude, silly, or weird. Note on the postcard will most likely be very random, perhaps very tender.
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Gets you the above sure-to-be-worthwhile postcard from Slowtrain Records PLUS a digital mixtape from Alexis Gideon.
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Gets you a limited edition double LP of Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong on pink vinyl with DVD included. (shipping included, does not include mixtape or postcard)
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Gets you all of the above: postcard, new digital EP "Move Your Song, Madame", 2LP with DVD
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RETAILER AND DISTRIBUTOR REWARD. This option is for retailers only. Pledge $40 and get 5 copies of Video Musics II with DVD on limited edition pink vinyl. That is only $8/record. You do the math - we're giving you a STELLAR mark-up on this beauty. Once these are pressed the wholesale price will go up to $10. Want more than 5 to start? Just add $8 for each extra one you want to add to your order. If you feel so kind and want to throw in a couple bucks to cover shipping - we'd appreciate it, otherwise we'll cover it on our end.
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Gets you an original framed art print from Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong PLUS all of the above postcard, new digital EP "Move Your Song, Madame", 2LP with DVD
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Gets you 1 incredible and collectible claymation shelf from the Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong DVD - Plus all of the above: postcard, new digital EP "Move Your Song, Madame", 2LP with DVD and framed art print
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Gets you the "Approaching Fire Mountain" collectible claymation shelf with many of the main characters from the Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong DVD - Plus all of the above: postcard, new digital EP "Move Your Song, Madame", 2LP with DVD and framed art print