'Undercurrents' remix EP and 'All is Lost' shows March 2020
Listen and buy the Undercurrents EP here
All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor, starring Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member and was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as winning the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.
Animat composed and performed a new soundtrack in 2019 which uses elements from the film's sound effects track in combination with their trademark dub-infused ambient electronica and was released as an album by Disco Gecko Recordings in autumn 2019.
The Undercurrents EP features remixes from the album with contributions from Pitch Black, Marconi Union, Åyusp, Professor Chill and Darkly A.M. The EP will be available via Bandcamp from March 6th with a full worldwide release to follow on April 3rd and there will be two final live soundtrack performances of 'All Is Lost' to coincide with the release:
March 11th: Birmingham, Mockingbird Cinema
March 12th: Stafford, Pocket Film Festival
'All Is Lost' reviews and feedback
This claustrophobic and compelling drama is ideally suited to having additional layers of sound added. Step forward Sheffield’s very own masters of the ambient dubstep soundscapes, Animat. It’s possibly their most accessible and beautiful stand alone soundtrack, a wonderful trip through the creative minds of Animat, and like any good soundtrack, has a life beyond its silver screen inspiration. Sheffield continues to shine in the world of electronic music (Exposed)
A lush and rich aquatic aural experience There are plenty of majestic passages, forward driving rhythms, and some quiet contemplative moments. A boundless album with much to admire' (Big Beautiful Noise)
Atmospheric and absorbing...alternating between sweet dreams and ones that put you slightly on edge. Animat is clearly made of incredibly talented artists who have honed their craft to a place of excellence (OIB)
Their subtly emotive sound perfectly evokes the ebb and flow of waves, suggesting Ultramarine at their most reflective. Well worth searching out (Electronic Sound)
J.C. and Anna and I are all thrilled with what you guys created. The music is very smart and emotional, and it feels like another way the film could have gone creatively in an alternate universe. It means a lot to us that another work of art came out of the film (Neal Dodson, Counter Narrative, producer 'All Is Lost')
Dub archaelogist Professor Chill produces the haunting sound of our ancestors woven together with contemporary roots-minded soundsystem, laid back beats and minimalist glitch. He can also be found playing music in caves on the Discovery and History channels, as well as featuring in the BBCTV series Civilisations.
One of Animat's first releases back in 2006 was their rework of Pitch Black's 'Empty Spaces Missing Units'. 14 years later, New Zealand's electronic dub wizards return the favour with their brooding bubbling exploration of Calm After The Storm.
Animat's own Darkly A.M is inspired by a diverse range of influences from the natural world to robotics and back again. His debut solo album will be released later this year and will be well worth the wait if this storming verion of Sea State is anything to go by.
Marconi Union are one of the UK's foremost electronic bands and one of the most popular ambient groups to emerge during the early 21st century having amassed hundreds of millions of downloads and streams. Their take on The Virginia Jean is characteristically understated, classy and emotional.
Sheffield's most happening electronic synth duo channel Kraftwerk, Neu and other classic krautrock bands with a nod to the Osmonds in their epic reworking of Neptune's Horses.
The last bit
Remember that our back catalogue of albums and EPs stretching back 15 years is still available to stream or download via our Bandcamp page - https://animat.bandcamp.com/ - and you can also buy CDs there or from the Music Glue online shop: https://www.musicglue.com/animatmusic/shop