When Blacklist and director Saiman Chow approached us about the 2014 Ciclope Festival Titles, we lost our craps. After initial conversations, we decided to create different musical vignettes for each unique scene, and to get everyone from our Brooklyn and São Paulo studios involved.
We started with a plethora of related Moog and Arp2600 basslines, three drum machines and a live drummer, and then just kept on adding. We recorded Michael Brecker-style Sax, a manipulated Revox reel-to-reel for tape effects, bass solos, squeaking cuícas, and a variety of synthesized and Foley sound design to enhance the animation. Finally, we requested everyone in the studios to write and record a vocal performance in their native tongue for each sponsor. The result was awesome.