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Wyld File Theme Song, 2007.

WANTING TO VISUALIZE MUSIC is a natural inclination. I was first drawn to that experience through making animations on a camcorder and playing in bands; I loved the superflat images of cartoons, video-game graphics, and 1960s psychedelic illustrations. When I saw Flash animation in the late ’90s, in fact, I thought it was garbage—I preferred a more handmade feel. But then I discovered the artist Mumbleboy [Kinya Hanada], who used Flash to create an idiosyncratic, self-contained world. I began making music for his animations and then started creating my own videos. The ability to produce at home, share the work in progress, and immediately publish online led to new collaborations. I met the Paper Rad group and began working with them in 2005 as Wyld File, producing music videos for musicians from the Gossip to Islands.

I am less interested in creating a straight narrative

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