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05.19.14 Andy Cush

Here’s the latest video from Jake Fried, an animator who creates constantly morphing psychedelic tableaux almost entirely by hand. This one is called Headspace, and it accurately portrays the way it feels getting out of bed on Monday morning. Enjoy. […]

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10.14.13 Andy Cush

Here’s the latest from Jake Fried, an animator who creates his work by hand on one sheet of paper, often layering ink, paint, and white-out until the paper is several inches thick. This one is called “Down Into Nothing,” and it’s a lot more colorful than the previous few we’ve posted. As always, coffee is […]

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06.18.13 Andy Cush

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Gaslamp Killer’s association with the L.A.-based Brainfeeder collective often gets him painted as an instrumental hip-hop or bass music producer, and while those characterizations hold some truth, his roots are just as deep […]

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04.17.13 Kyle Chayka

One reason that human beings create art — whether literary, musical, or visual — is to better understand the world that we live in and how we perceive it. But what happens when that world is suddenly turned upside-down and nothing follows the rules? Struck by an ear disorder that threw his sense of reality out of […]

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04.08.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, we talk to Yoshi Sodeoka about his gorgeous, psychedelic video project Sibyl.  Since 2010, I’ve been working on this prog-rock inspired psychedelic video project called “Sibyl” with my friend Daron Murphy. I’ve been collecting a lot of freaky prog-rock […]

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06.02.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s a new video by cyriak. It’s a sheep asexually reproducing on the run by vomiting increasingly deformed clones of itself to midi-harpsichord dance music, I think. […]

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11.23.10 Marina Galperina

Lady Liberty just got tagged by Jesus’s cross phallus and everything exploded into melted colors and distorted guts. Brooklyn artist Aaron Johnson meticulous, psychedelic acrylics plaster the post-Bush national nightmare starring Uncle Sam and the Head Honcho all over flags. Livid! Horrific! Also: Shiny. Not a bad heir to Ralph Steadman, eh? […]

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09.27.10 Marina Galperina

With Enter the Void Gaspar Noe made a definitive drug/avant-garde film based the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Last night at the IFC Center he said, “I’m not spiritual.” […]

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07.19.10 Marina Galperina

The director of 1964’s Inferno went crazy and had a final breakdown in the middle of re-shooting the big lesbian sex scene. A documentary gathering up the pieces of the psychedelic psychodrama is now playing at the IFC center. […]

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02.18.10 Marina Galperina

  Despite the fact that most of that Animal Collective droning bores my brain into staticky soup, their upcoming ‘psychedelic’ art show at the Guggenheim might be worth an ogle. A three hour site-specific arty shin-ding promises something about city noises, “music, projections, costumes and props.” Premiering at the celebration of the museum’s 50th b-day, […]

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