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Zero Blue Gravity New tracks out now on the Swedish electronica label Mareld
Stargazing and Stargazing Remixed Vols 1 & 2- Inspired by the film Dark Star. A collection of Animat’s trademark downtempo dubby electronica adapted from the soundtracking score. Plus remixes by a diverse bunch of international artists 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.
Musicians. producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding have been working together as Animat since 2004 and have collaborated with vocalists including Anne Garner and Sanchita Farruque, released music on the BigChill and Bloodsugar labels, appeared on numerous compilations, remixed tracks for Pitch Black, Winter North Atlantic and Deep Dive Corp, and had music used in multimedia projects at Tate Britain and New York’s Leverhouse Gallery.
Animat are now collaborating on a new band: Rophonic with Peter Rophone and Graham McElearney of The Third Half. Rophonic's debut EP 'The Sun Fell From The Sky' will be released in September, you can preview it now here
Animat have also established a national reputation for our innovative series of soundtracking events.