I’m mainly popping this one up because, as well as the music being great, it’s part of a soundtrack for a forthcoming animated film which looks stunning. You can hear a track from the album below, and check out the trailer for the film on YouTube. Further details:
IndieWire premiered the trailer for the new animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, from the imagination of Tom DeLonge and featuring music by Angels & Airwaves. The short film will be released on December 9, 2014 and is an official selection of the 2014 Toronto International ShortFilm Festival, taking place November 12-14, 2014.
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker follows Poet, a Lucid Dreamer with the rare ability to be aware of his dreams while they’re happening. As Poet journeys deeper into his vivid dream life, he meets his Dream Walker, a guardian angel of dreams who protects him from the torment of a vicious Night Terror monster. But when his nightmares break through into his waking life, Poet must face his demons to fulfill his destiny.
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker is a story by Tom DeLonge. Written by Tom DeLonge, Sergio Martins, Edgar Martins & Ben Kull. Art by Sergio Martins & Edgar Martins. The film features music from Angels & Airwaves’ upcoming album The Dream Walker preview track “Paralyzed”, which Rolling Stone recently premiered. Upon its release, the song rocketed onto the Top 10 on iTunes’ Alternative Chart.
Scheduled for a December release, The Dream Walker was written, recorded and produced by Angels & Airwaves’ frontman/guitarist Tom DeLonge and multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails. The album was recorded at Jupiter Sound in San Diego, CA, and mixed by Aaron Rubin, Tom Lord Alge and Alan Moulder. “Paralyzed” was mixed by Aaron Rubin.
The Dream Walker follows AVA’s last two albums, Love (2010) and Love: Part Two (2011) and its companion film, Love, which investigated the psychological effects of isolation when an astronaut stranded in space learns the importance of human connection and love. The critically acclaimed movie was screened at festivals around the world.
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker will also feature a comic book series, novels and a live-action feature film launching in 2015.