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Stargazing Remixed Vol 1. Our EP remixed by a diverse bunch of international artists Out Now
Stargazing - Inspired by the film Dark Star. A collection of Animat’s trademark downtempo dubby electronica adapted from the soundtracking score. Out now.
With the express permission of John Carpenter himself, Animat have turned their hand to Dark Star. Combining the unique talents of Carpenter and Alien screenwriter Dan O’Bannon the films is both a parody of 2001 A Space Odyssey and the first film to introduce the ennui caused by long space missions.
Despite being made on a tiny budget, Carpenter’s graduation movie succeeds as a comedy and as groundbreaking sci-fi - it also includes probably the most bizarre alien ever. Catch the Animat soundtracking Dark Star
Animat have appeared at numerous festivals, art house cinemas and events with their unique “soundtracking” take on cult films. A mix of specially written music, tracks from their DJ catalogue and the film’s dialogue and score is played live with the screening.
John Carpenter’s Dark Star.
Animat are a downtempo electronica duo based in Sheffield, UK.
Musicans, producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding have collaborated with vocalists including Anne Garner and Sanchita Farruque, done remix duties for Pitch Black, Winter North Atlantic and Deep Dive Corp, and have had music used in multimedia projects at Tate Britain and New York’s Leverhouse Gallery.
They have also established a national reputation for their innovative series of soundtracking events which take the idea of live film rescores to a new level.