ODDSAC, is the new feature film collaboration between the band Animal Collective and filmmaker Danny Perez. The band have been working on the film for the last four years which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
ODDSAC features an original score with new songs from the band and complex digital manipulation by Perez, who also directed music videos for the band’s “Who Could Win a Rabbit?” and “Summertime Clothes” singles. ODDSAC represents a new synthesis of music and film, a ?visual album” whose songs will not be released in any other form. “It was meant to be an open-ended operation of audio-video synthesis, the passing back and forth of visuals and sound so that each would inform the other and create an organic structure,” said Perez.
The trailer that has been doing the rounds is short so they’re not giving too much away:
‘Oddsac’ will be showing at the Greenman Festival this year (on 22 August) as well as viewings at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic on July 4 and July 8.
A mind-frazzling piece full of vampire monks, demonic fakirs, and lengthy episodes of trance- inducing pattern loops. A confrontational and immersive experience. –The Guardian
Whatever visual sustenance your everyday life may provide, this intense rush of unadulterated imagination will leave you feeling alive and invigorated. ODDSAC s baffling nature is also its greatest charm sit back, disengage your critical faculties and allow the vivid colours and sounds to assault your senses. It s the nearest you can get to an out-of-body experience without touching the hallucinogens. –Gq
The DVD is on release in the UK from 9 August 2010. You can pre-order the DVD from Amazon UK here.