BOBBY TANK 'OXYGEN'
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As well as 3 original Bobby Tank tracks, Not Like That presented a sold out A/V experience involving a 6-screen, 360º projection, 12.2 surround sound
performance at Resolution, New Cross' new cinechamber on Feb 2nd 2019.
'Oxygen' is a multimedia project produced by Not Like That connecting music from Bobby Tank and Morgan Hislop, to 360º VR animation and digital collectibles by Baron Lanteigne, live visuals by L'Aubaine and graphics from Beeple and Pointless Illustrations.
Notes on the 360 video (sub-titled 'Anthologie')
Our hyper-reality allows for all knowledge to be within reach and in this setting we function with ease at the cost of being saturated - computers as extensions of ourselves. Anthologie
is an over-saturated patchwork of connected worlds depicting our relation with the virtual one through the digital screens surrounding us. Here, the LCD is glorified as a portal, pulling the viewer across surrealistic and abstract dimensions revealing the medium of this VR experience: the pixel.
Aesthetically inspired by both today’s render culture and the early years of computer graphics, the immaterial compositions of Baron Lanteigne
are organised with maniacal precision to the maximalist song Midnight Special by Bobby Tank.
The title Anthologie
emerged as the artist lifted virtual worlds he previously designed and embedded them into a seamless trip. It began as an experimental glitch art project with a strong focus on pixel manipulation. The resulting retro-futuristic animation takes on a dual nature. It can be consumed as a virtual reality or immersive projection.
Bobby Tank is the new wunderkind of glitchy electrofunk. His music is steeped in Complextro and drum'n'bass, epic pop constructions, glossy soul, hi-tech funk, dextrous jazz fusion, even prog. Over a series of releases he has established himself as a "mad maximalists"
akin to Rustie and Hudson Mohawke.
Exclusive track feature on INSERT
Anthologie video premiere on Mixmag
Morgan Hislop A/V show feature in London In Stereo
Anthologie Staff Pick on Vimeo
The Sound of Shiver Pop Spotify playlist spot
Software features: Map Mapper, Touch Designer
- 'Oxygen' 3-track EP by Bobby Tank.
- EP cover art by Beeple.
- 360º VR music video for lead single 'Midnight Special' by Baron Lanteigne.
- Set of 'crypto cards' - digital collectible artworks by Baron Lanteigne via blockchain-based platform Totemic.co (TBA)
- 360º projection A/V screening of 'Midnight Special' + full Bobby Tank set with 12.2 surround sound and live visuals from L'Aubaine + full A/V set from Morgan Hislop.
- Launch show poster art by Pointless Illustrations.