Musicians, producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding have been working together as Animat since 2005. Since then they have released albums on the Big Chill, Mareld and Disco Gecko labels as well as appearing on numerous compilations, have remixed tracks for acts including Pitch Black, Banco de Gaia and Deep Dive Corp, and had music used in multimedia projects at Tate Britain and New York’s Leverhouse Gallery.
They have established a national reputation in the UK for their unique live soundtracking events, performing live at cinemas, festivals and other venues across the country with cult films including Dark Star (John Carpenter), Belleville Rendezvous (Sylvain Chomet), The Straight Story (David Lynch), and their latest project All Is Lost.
Belleville Rendezvous: 'Sylvain Chomet’s award-winning animated movie brought to life by Animat’s suitably imaginative soundtrack' (The Guardian)
The Straight Story: 'A unique live reworking of this most unusual of road movies' (Sheffield Telegraph)
The Last Man On Earth: 'So beautifully judged that, like Vincent Price in the lead, it's hard to imagine the film without it' (Twitch)
Dark Star: 'In several ways, Dark Star emerges a better film with Animat's new score…..The result creates a whole new experience, at once deferential without ever becoming fawning. Animat have perfectly captured the tone Carpenter was going for, making this a must-see for fans of the film and newcomers alike' (dsoaudio.com)
Un Homme Qui Dort: ‘As beautiful and fascinating as anything they’ve ever produced. The films they specialise in providing music for are most certainly not silent films ……… but films with minimal dialogue, where their music can enhance, or underscore, or complement or even contrast the screen images. Listening to this soundtrack, the moods and settings are rich and varied but above all fascinating, creating a soundscape and atmosphere which shifts and turns.’ (Exposed Magazine)