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monofonusBy monofonus
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monofonusBy monofonus
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About

The collaborative spirit with which Monofonus Press was founded is at its most ambitious on The Album Is Dead, a video album born from the braincloud of twelve video artists and Austin band Over the Hill. What's floating around in that braincloud? Evil twins, mystical pinball, presidential erotica, virtual tepees, facial kaleidoscopes, knife wounds, digital minimalism, analog spaceships, voyeuristic babies, tropical reveries... suffice to say it's an intense and immersing audiovisual experience, and we are very, very excited to share it with the world.

Monofonus has always been interested in the way various mediums enhance one another in combination, and Over the Hill has played a large part in that experimentation. The band has released two previous albums through the label's IF Series, which comprises multimedia collaborations between artists, writers, and musicians that prioritize no one medium over another. The same can be said for this album: the videos become vehicles for the songs, and the songs become soundtracks for the video art. Each artist selected a track and worked on a video independently, resulting in a whole that is both diverse and uncannily cohesive. The music and videos have a hallucinatory quality and an unmistakably sinister streak, but the darkness is counterbalanced by playfulness and, sometimes, Silly String.

Why we need to raise money...

The songs are recorded and mixed, and the videos are all done, but we need a few thousand dollars to make the DVD/CDs and send them out into the world. We could just put them up online (and we will post a few of them so you can see the quality of the work), but watching these videos on a computer doesn't really do them justice and isn't as much fun.

What you get....

Support this project and you get the goods delivered to your home. Give $15 dollars, and you get a DVD/CD sent to you. Larger donations mean more incredible work by some of the project's collaborators, or even the entire catalog of Monofonus books, albums, and DVDs. Look at the list of rewards on the right to find out the specifics.

The artists behind the work that you'll see....

Ben Aqua
http://benaqua.org

Michelle Devereux
http://www.michelledevereux.com/

Elana Farley
http://elana.carbonmade.com/

Scott Gelber
http://vimeo.com/stateofeternity/videos/sort:date

Max Juren
http://www.youtube.com/user/jaxneuron

Drew Liverman
http://awthum.com/2008/11/04/drew-liverman-super-rich-and-famous-artist/

Duncan Malashock
http://www.duncanmalashock.com/

Michael Merck
http://michaelmerck.com/

Mike Nason
http://www.mikenasonx.com/

Skote
http://www.skoteshine.com/

Kate Watson
http://www.katherineawatson.com/

Kerstan Wallace
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/coffee-with-human-milk-1.897596

Songs by Over the Hill:

http://www.myspace.com/overth

Bridget Evarts – Bass
Morgan Coy – Guitar and Vocals
Doug Ferguson – Synth and Organ
Jasio Gasyna – Drums
Jonathan Horn– Lead Guitar

Recorded and Mixed by Randall Squires
http://stillrecording.com/index.php

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    You get access to half of the videos online and VIP status at May's Monofonus party!

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    You get the DVD and CD sent to you in the mail. This is the bread and butter. The masters are already made, and I am telling you, the videos and the music are really great. You won't be disappointed.

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    You get the DVD/CD package, PLUS another video project that Monofonus Press has put out already. You can pick from Max Juren's collected videos, Michelle Devereux's Turn This Book Right-Side Up, or Jill Pangallo and Max Juren's collaborative opus, Collections.

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    You get the DVD/CD package, PLUS all of the videos that Monofonus Press has put out. This includes Max Juren's collected works, Michelle Devereux's Turn This Book Right-Side Up, and Jill Pangallo and Max Juren's opus, Collections.

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    You get the DVD/CD, PLUS all of the Monofonus video works, PLUS both of the previous two albums by Over the Hill, which include the novellas Days uv Bloat by Morgan Coy and Mile Marker by acclaimed author Brian Hart with illustrations by Noel Waggener.

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    You get the DVD/CD, PLUS the ENTIRE Monofonus catalog, AND we'll put your name in the thank you credits of the video.

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    You get the DVD/CD, PLUS the ENTIRE Monofonus catalog, and we'll credit you as a CO-PRODUCER of this project. Haven't you always wanted to have a credit somewhere?

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    Why not, right? If you give $5,000, you will get all of the rewards PLUS the band will write a short song for you about your past life and make a video for it.

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Funding period

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