ODDSAC is a feature film collaboration between the band Animal Collective and filmmaker Danny Perez, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2010 and has screened to sold-out audiences in dozens of US cities. The film was co-conceived by and stars Animal Collective, whose 2009 album "Merriweather Post Pavillion" was named album of the year by SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Pitchfork, and topped critic's end of year lists worldwide. ODDSAC is a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements that eschews conventional narrative to create a visceral viewing experience.
ODDSAC represents a new synthesis of music and film, a "visual album" whose songs will not be released in any other form. It features an original score with new songs from the band and complex digital manipulation by Perez, a debut filmmaker and visual artist known for his concert projections with musicians such as Black Dice and Panda Bear, Perez and Animal Collective have also collaborated on two music videos ("Who Could Win A Rabbit" and "Summertime Clothes"), and a major art installation piece Transverse Temporal Gyrus, which occupied the entire Guggenheim Museum in New York City. ODDSAC is the result of over four years of intense collaboration between Perez and the band.
DVD package includes the 55-minute film, with new songs and score by Animal Collective, 40-page art book in a slipcover case, high-definition transfer, 5.1 surround sound audio.
Whatever visual sustenance your everyday life may provide, this intense rush of unadulterated imagination will leave you feeling alive and invigorated. ODDSAC's baffling nature is also its greatest charm - sit back, disengage your critical faculties and allow the vivid colours and sounds to assault your senses. It's the nearest you can get to an out-of-body experience without touching the hallucinogens. -- GQ