Animal Collective Soundtrack New Film 'Crestone'

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'Crestone' will be released on PVOD on 16 February. 'Crestone' will be released on PVOD on 16 February.

Experimental pop outfit, Animal Collective have scored the soundtrack to fellow Baltimore creative Marnie Ellen Hertzler's debut feature documentary, 'Crestone'.

The film follows a group of Soundcloud rappers (Hertzler's high school friends) who moved to Crestone, Colorado, to live in solitude, growing weed and making music for the Internet.

Across eight days of filming, reality and fiction begin to blur.

Animal Collective's Brian 'Geologist' Weitz and Josh 'Deakin' Dibb on scoring the film: "Living in the Sonoran Desert in the early '00s had a long-lasting and profound effect on me, especially after multiple years in New York City," Brian says.

"Since then I've had a vague idea for a sound that would reflect that experience, but no project ever led me to it.

"The images, sounds, stories, and structures created and documented in 'Crestone' finally did. "Many thanks to Marnie, her crew, Dead God, the land, and as always, my brother Josh for the inspiration and opportunity to work on this project."


Animal Collective will release the film's score digitally on 19 February as well as physically on LP. Pre-order it.

"I met Marnie when I lived in New Orleans for a brief time in 2015 and we quickly became friends," Josh adds.

"When she approached me about scoring 'Crestone' I was really excited about it. It felt really natural to ask Brian to team up on this project since we had already been collaborating on a handful of things as a duo in the previous year or so.

"Having wanted to score a movie for many years, this was an ideal first project to explore the process.

"For me, the initial phase of developing the ideas for this was just to pull up a scene and sit down at my piano and improvise to the energy I interpreted.

"In many cases this initial pass was recorded and used for the final composition. This process of using the images, characters, editing and practical sound as a sort of sheet music to play to was really freeing and inspiring."

'Crestone' will be released on PVOD on 16 February.

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