Animal Collective announce new score for documentary 'Crestone'

Having spent the last year releasing music both collectively and apart, two members of Animal Collective have now announced a new score for a documentary about a group of isolated rappers.

The new film 'Crestone' follows a group of SoundCloud rappers that live in solitude in Crestone, Colorado over the course of eight days, growing weed and making music for the internet. It was produced and directed by Marnie Ellen Hertzler in partnership with Memory, and will be released via PVOD on the 16th February, with the score dropping on the 19th February via Domino Soundtracks.

Speaking about their work on the project, Brian “Geologist” Weitz said, "Living in the Sonoran Desert in the early 00’s had a long-lasting and profound effect on me, especially after multiple years in New York City. 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."

While Josh “Deakin” Dibb added, "I met Marnie when I lived in New Orleans for a brief time in 2015 and we quickly became friends. 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."

Pre-order the new score here and see the film's trailer in the player below.

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