Super Furry Animals perform in 360 degrees
Super Furry Animals have given fans the chance to join them on stage through the medium of film in a unique collaboration with BBC Wales.
Using 360 degree camera technology usually reserved for capturing wild animals in BBC documentary series Planet Earth II, the band recorded a special live performance of track International Language of Screaming at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in December 2016.
Fans can now view the immersive video footage from a number of angles; getting up close and personal with members of the band on stage or from within the depths of the enraptured crowd. A binaural sound mix allows the viewer to hear a subtle change in live sound depending on the camera position.
Cian Ciaran, keyboards and synth player for the Furries, said of the video: “Technology moves fast and it’s good to feel on the curve, if not ahead of it, in bringing music fans as close to the feeling of playing to thousands of people as possible. The expertise of a curious and enthusiastic team at BBC Wales, have virtually added a sixth member, who can get a taste of the buzz of being on stage, but not spend any time with us on a crowded tour bus, which is an experience that shouldn’t ever be replicated digitally.”
The video experience has been unveiled following the 20th anniversary reissue of the beloved Super Furry Animals album, Radiator. Released in July, the remastered anniversary edition features a bonus disc of rarities and unreleased tracks, Clarity Just Confuses Me.
The 20th anniversary reissue of Radiator is available now via BMG.
The new Super Furry Animals interactive live video experience can be viewed below or via the BBC Taster website.