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    Sun, 06 Sep 2009 10:08:14

    Playlist: <i>9</i> Director Shane Acker - Visionary <i>9</i> director Shane Acker gives ARTISTdirect.com an exclusive look at what he's spinning...

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    "I didn't really set out to change the world of animation," says 9 director Shane Acker.

    However, he just may with his brand new animated epic. In 9, Shane creates a unique and hypnotic world that beckons viewers back. Music definitely plays a big part in his vision, and the filmmaker even utilizes "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to chilling effect during on sequence.

    About the scene, he tells, "That's a moment of catharsis. We always had the characters playing with the record player, but we didn't initially know what the music would be. 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' just seemed so right. There's something really haunting about that single voice singing this melancholy story about longing for a new beginning. It's such a beautiful scene."

    So what does Shane listen to? He shared his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive feature.

    Check out Shane's playlist below and in the video! Don't miss 9 when it hits theaters on September 9th, 2009.

    Shane Acker's Playlist:

    1. Aphex Twin

    2. Björk

    3. Autechre

    4. Amon Tobin

    5. Speedy J

    I have really eclectic tastes. I'm a big fan of glitch pop and electronica, so I listen to anything from Aphex Twin to Bjork. I also love Autechre, Amon Tobin and Speedy J. The list goes on! I listen to music all the time. It just stimulates my mind in new ways and allows these creative ideas to flow through me. This electronica non-vocal music somehow inspires worlds for me.

    —Rick Florino

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