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ARTIST
TITLE
Animals
FORMAT
DVD

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COR 001DVD COR 001DVD
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RELEASE DATE
4/14/2009

Malmö, Sweden's Minilogue (Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson) present the animated movie version of their highly-acclaimed debut full-length album, Animals. When the pair founded Minilogue in 2000, it was thought of not only as a musical project, but also as a visual one. From the beginning, the two musicians thought animals to be the front for Minilogue: animals which do not actually exist, but imaginary animals. As they appear on Minilogue's record sleeves, they merge elements and parts of all different animals together: there is a donkey with a trunk of an elephant or a mouse with the horns of a deer. With Animals -- The Movie, Minilogue's visual world comes fully into existence to the soundtrack of elegant and inventive minimal-techno -- with tracks from both the "dance" and "ambient" selections on the album release, plus three exclusive tracks -- 1 featuring Tobias. The 80-minute-long DVD was created by Hinge Design from New Zealand and a couple of other visuals artists. Two segments by Kristofer Ström were released as a preview; "Hitchhiker's Choice" had more than three million views on YouTube. The rhythm of the whole movie is defined by its quiet camera motions. With its countless images and movements, the films put us in a detached position, and we watch the world around us like scientists, experiencing a remote beauty to its full extent. Animals -- The Movie manages to combine the repetitive collages of club visuals with the subtleties of video art. Strange, boldly-colored animal amalgamations bounce around a Swedish cityscape, others appear on a blank page, being drawn and distorted by their creator. This is quite possibly one of the most ambitious visualizations of today's electronic music. It will appear in your living room, on your TV, as well as in your favorite club. Mesmerizing and charming animation that perfectly suits its sonic environment. NTSC format for North America, region-free DVD.