self​-​made: a compilation of art

by Couch Collective

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    Normal-bias cassette tape numbered out of 50. Each jcard and cassette was decorated by hand by a teen artist. Therefore, every tape is one-of-a-kind, and reflects the personality of the person who made it. Watch a short video about it here:

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Album art created by Valerie Lloyd and decorated by Anna Blome.

A compilation of music and spoken word from a bunch of cool people. This compilation is part of Valerie Lloyd's project on the DIY music community and the Houston art community as a whole. The songs featured were recorded by the artists themselves. The cassette tapes are all individual and unique, as the covers and cassettes were decorated by different teen creatives from Houston.

Please check out these artists' other works and message CC if you want more info, thanks!

The cassette features a cover of Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One" by Savanna Lim in between tracks 2 and 3. I (Val) wasn't able to get a license to stream it but I do have the license to sell physical copies of it i.e. put it on cassette tape. Give it a listen on Savanna's soundcloud here:



released April 19, 2016

Thank you to all the artists who submitted their work to be on this compilation, and to all the nice people who decorated a cassette and made this whole thing really fun. Thank you to E. Hoskins and Lynn Huynh for always being awesome and great pals of mine. Thank you to Mark Garza for putting up with my lack of knowledge and helping me make this possible. Thank you to my mom for everything. Special thanks to you, who is reading this, and to everyone who gives this compilation a listen or buys a cassette. I'm so lucky to know all of you.

- Val



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