Fireside Chat

Animal Collective

RockElectronic
60 minsFirst aired 20 Jul 2017Next Fireside Chat Today at 9:00pm EDT

Turning the everyday static of noise and music into a thing of beauty. Get the first-hand forest gospel with Animal Collective!

Animal Collective’s Deakin and Panda Bear share their thoughts on how a certain experimental spirit and a knack for improvisation have remained at the heart of the group throughout their many shifts in musical direction. This is an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of a group that has released a singularly influential string of albums since Spirit They‘re Gone, Spirit They‘ve Vanished dropped in 2000. Uneasy about the term psychedelic, Deakin describes their aim as creating music “sonically similar to the way that dreams feel” and this chat goes the long way to show the thoughts and intricacies it takes to get there.

Credits:

Interview by Hanna Bächer
Written and produced by Hanna Bächer

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