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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