Mark Templeton
“Carved And Cared For”

It doesn’t matter anymore. The man on the screen. Famed? Respected? Cult Classic? His hands dictate movement as he frames his fate, embedded within a canvas of crumpled rippling, of choreographed Technicolor and pulsating flecks of butterfly dust. Where does he belong? It doesn’t matter anymore.

In a different place, where concepts are erased from context, laced across one another and pumped with manipulated compound (gossamer inks? translucent dyes?), their mingling makes the music, which makes the scene, which makes the product. A premiere? An exclusive? Tiny Mix Tapes presents “Carved And Cared For”: A starry and intrepid montage of minds that stir this lactic, karmic cocktail.

Images courtesy of Kyle Armstrong. Music by Mark Templeton.

Filmmaker Kyle Armstrong makes short, non-narrative film. His most recent short Magnetic Reconnection premiered at AFI Fest 2012 and has since been selected for SXSW Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival, among others.

Canadian sound artist Mark Templeton utilizes acoustic instruments, found sounds, and sampled material to construct textured, collage-like electronic compositions. His excellent 2013 album Jealous Heart found a well-earned place in our Eureka section after its US release back in March.

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.