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March 27, 2015 11:42 PM   Subscribe

Dan Deacon "When I Was Done Dying" for Off The Air on Adult Swim - "Tapping nine unique and talented animators (whose work had all appeared previously on the show) to create a beautiful and seamless journey through the afterlife..." [previously!]
posted by kliuless (25 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Magical. No words.
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:04 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

yep, I'd say that's pretty accurate
posted by hap_hazard at 12:54 AM on March 28, 2015 [2 favorites]

Dr. Owsley, I presume.
posted by lometogo at 1:18 AM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Hey I just saw that on cable while having a snack.
posted by vrakatar at 1:23 AM on March 28, 2015

holy SHIT that was cool
posted by JimBennett at 2:34 AM on March 28, 2015

Very cool animation, pretty shit song.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:22 AM on March 28, 2015

I liked the song. I loved the video.
posted by Nossidge at 5:27 AM on March 28, 2015

This was fantastic! Thanks for sharing. There were parts of the video where it seemed very Chad Vangaalen-esque and then, to my delight, I see that he was one of the animators! I'm not familiar with all of the other animators, but was the guy who did "Time to Pretend" involved here?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 6:41 AM on March 28, 2015

I don't recall dying being so trippy.
I certainly do recall all my trips being that trippy, though with a lot more colors. Very fun piece.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:48 AM on March 28, 2015

Wonderful. I miss drugs.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:30 AM on March 28, 2015

re: the song, to me not being familiar with dan deacon (who seems a bit like jim o'rourke?) i'm gonna go with neutral milk hotel/animal collective (baltimore connexion!) with an admixture of that akira song :P
posted by kliuless at 9:16 AM on March 28, 2015

Please get to know the second animator, Calgary's own Chad Van Gaalen, who is not only a brilliant visual artist but also a musician in his own right and a producer.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:21 AM on March 28, 2015

All of them are great! A number of them have been featured on the front page before.

Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, Caleb Wood, KOKOFreakbean
posted by louche mustachio at 9:50 AM on March 28, 2015

Has Deacon's recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert shown up on the blue yet? It's pretty special.
posted by neroli at 9:55 AM on March 28, 2015 [4 favorites]

Wow, this was really cool, thanks.
posted by threeants at 10:01 AM on March 28, 2015

Has Deacon's recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert yt shown up on the blue yet?

This totally made my morning a thousand times better. Thank you.
posted by ColdChef at 10:57 AM on March 28, 2015

Love Dan Deacon ( I know I know, don't care) and this hit me in all the right animation and visual nostalgia pressure points.

posted by abulafa at 12:40 PM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Amazing video. I'm not such a fan of all this electronica and dubstep and such that the kids like today, but Dan Deacon is right up my alleyway ever since I heard him on 99% Invisible/Snap Judgment.

Hadn't seen that he was on Tiny Desk - thanks for the link, neroli! Damn, Tiny Desk is really fantastic.
posted by adrianhon at 1:00 PM on March 28, 2015

Btw, Dan Deacon has an absolutely incredible live show. I saw him at a music festival, it was a magical mix of great presence and weird audience participation.
posted by JZig at 1:32 PM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Off The Air is amazing. Off The Air and Deacon previously worked together too on the U.S.A. half hour special. (not to mention that Deacon pieces show up in some of the normal episodes too.)

Bonus: An early experiement between Dan Deacon/Dave Hughes (the Off the Air guy)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 4:57 PM on March 28, 2015

Great video!
posted by Going To Maine at 7:19 AM on March 29, 2015

I was having some serious pre-travel anxiety and that music just chilled me the fuck out. Thanks
posted by humanfont at 6:30 PM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

humanfont, I know what you're talking about. I was working in Shanghai, feeling super jet-lagged and stressed at the end of an epic day at the office. I stepped out onto the busy night crowd on Nanjing road and thought to myself

No. I can't take this crowd tonight. It's too much.

So I put on my noise-cancelling earbuds and hit play on some this lovely piece from Dan Deacon (True Thrush).

It, too, chilled me right the fuck out.
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:34 PM on March 30, 2015

I've seen Dan Deacon live a few times now. It's usually like the Tiny Desk concert.

I'm not sure I'd recommend seeing him at a large amphitheater, though. The coordinated group dance-offs are fun, but better with hundreds of people, rather than thousands.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:55 PM on March 30, 2015

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