Coupling: Dedicated to the Man and based on the Work of Stan Brakhage

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    As the Silent Media's first release, Coupling is an introduction to what our efforts are about - limited edition interdisciplinary art projects presented in carefully designed artifacts. It also feels good to begin by paying homage to a towering figure in the world of experimental art, filmmaker Stan Brakhage. This artifact comes with a small book of video stills, photography, oil painting, digital collage, and mixed media art, as well as a CD of audio compositions from artists around the world.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Coupling: Dedicated to the Man and based on the Work of Stan Brakhage via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $12 USD

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $8 USD

     

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"Packaged in a seven inch cardboard sleeve, the first release from Silent Media is a collection of audio and visual art projects dedicated to an experimental filmmaker, Stan Brakghage. Appropriately titled Coupling, the project features abstract sound art, bleepy circuitry, and experimental sonic installations from a selection of musicians around the world. This carefully designed “artifact” also comes with a small booklet of video stills, photography, digital collages, and other mixed media compositions from artists inspired by the filmmaker’s work. The music on the compilation is at times challenging and acute, demanding the listener to break through the barriers of every day sounds and pay close attention to the aesthetics of field recordings, avant-garde and musique concrète. Excellent entry for the believers in the art of making art, and the church of the creative process." - Headphone Commute

"In the past there have been other releases of music composed for [Brakhage's] mainly silent films, this is a new package of music and images dedicated to Brakhage. An excellent smallish booklet of images, paintings, photos and video stills with the same great poetic quality....Poetic is a word that also applies to this [CD] release, not in an ambient sense of the word, but in a more concrete sense. At times there are whispering voices (in Kevin Paul's or Derek Piotr's pieces for instance), but also the sounds of concrete objects being explored, like zooming into the surface of an object and exploring them. Sometimes guided by a beautiful drone (Piotr again, but also the very refined ones of Mueller) or field recordings (Pacific 231, Ben Link Collins, or the fire like sounds of Bryce Clayton Eiman). " - Vital Weekly

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released April 1, 2012

Images in the book are by:
Jerstin Crosby, Thad Kellstadt, David Colagiovanni, Melissa Haviland, Robert Hardin, Ivan Pazlamatchev, Bryce Clayton Eiman, Pete Sickbert-Bennett, Nell Elizabeth Hay, Casey Dominguez, Josh Collins, Promute, John and Sarah Thomas-Stevens, and Joel Aldridge

Audio Pieces by:
Electric Bird Noise, Crowmeat Bob, Kevin Paul, Taxidermy Cats On Subwoofers, Derek Piotr, Jon Mueller, Pacific 231 (2), Bryce Clayton Eiman, Promute, Ben Link Collins, Caledonian Laughing Bags, Small Life Form, Randy Thurman

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Silent Media Huntsville, Alabama

On the surface, Silent Media is a platform for artifact based, interdisciplinary art projects. Everything arising from the endeavors of Silent Media involves at least two mediums communicating an overarching concept.
More information can be found on the Silent Media website www.silentmediaprojects.com
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