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Iconic John Carpenter Film Gets New Alternative Soundtrack From Sheffield (UK) Duo

Press Release   •   Jul 01, 2013 16:56 +08

UK based electronica duo Animat has built up a reputation for their innovative live soundtracking projects, performing new soundtracks to outstanding cult films. This is their second EP based on tracks taken from Animat's latest film project, John Carpenter's Dark Star. 

About the EP


ZERO BLUE GRAVITY is the new EP from Sheffield-based electronica duo Animat.

Over the last few years Animat have built up a national reputation for their innovative live soundtracking projects, producing and performing new soundtracks to a series of outstanding cult films.

This is the second EP based on tracks taken from their latest film project, John Carpenter’s Dark Star.

Dark Star, Carpenter’s first feature is widely regarded as a cult classic and a seminal influence on 21st century sci-fi. Co-written by and starring Alien screenwriter Dan O’Bannon, this 1970s low budget space comedy has found its place in the science fiction pantheon as the missing link between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Red Dwarf.

Animat’s new soundtrack to the film has been produced with the blessing of the director and in partnership with the UK distributors, Fabulous Films. They have already performed it at festivals and cinemas around the UK.

Musicians, producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding, aka The Only Michael, have been working together as Animat since 2004 and have produced six self-released EPs as well as two albums on the Big Chill label and have had tracks released on compilations by Bloodsugar, Dubmission, One World and Klassik Lounge among others.

Previous live film scores have included Belleville Rendezvous, The Straight Story and The Last Man on Earth.

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The release is out now on Mareld, a part of the Substream Music Group of Sweden. Mareld was founded in 2009 with the purpose of sharing deep, unique electronic music with the world, whether deep house, IDM, ambient or leftfield. Today, the label has released 30 EPs and albums with from artists in Europe and America.

Substream is an innovative music company and one of Sweden's top label groups for electronic music. Our main office is located in downtown Gothenburg of West Sweden. We made industry headlines in 2005 and 2006 pioneering alternative payment and licensing models for digital music. Today we manage a catalog of 3000 tracks and our nine labels: Substream (electro-pop), Mareld (leftfield electronica), Dansant (dance and upbeat pop) and the Clubstream label group (6 labels from house to techno and dubstep). We also own one of Sweden's most renowned mastering studios.