So I launched THE INANIMATES about a week ago and I’m enjoying watching it develop; it’s always fun watching these things grow and entwine themselves into the fabric of the Internet. As I mentioned last week I’m using weavrs again and I promised to talk a little bit about how they fit into the project.

As a band, THE INANIMATES are using the weavrs to inform specific themes, here for example is their weavr for the theme DISTANCES:

They use the weavrs to create stories and build connections between each theme (they’re writing a concept album – I like to think of them as ZTT meets Pink Floyd meets Massive attack). The weavrs have a clever little prosthetic called “whistling” which creates sound files (or whistles) based on how the weavr is set up. They are oddly haunting, like little echoes of the Internet. Here’s a set from the SORROW theme:


THE INANIMATES have been playing around with all of this and released their first rough cut for a DISTANCES prologue (they’re not that happy with it, apparently).

So, we’ve been quietly working away on some things. We’re loving the DISTANCES theme at the moment and so we’ve been playing around with some rough ideas. Chopping, chunking, writing and messing around with the weavr whistles. This is a first rough cut of a possible prologue for DISTANCES; we’re loving the hurdy-gurdy Brecht/Hindemith meets some other stuff – but not much else. Its early days but we thought we’d give you a heads up. Holler. More soon.

Inanimates: Distances Prologue (rough draft) by THE INANIMATES

That’s how I’m building this story on top of the weavrs.

Visit to find out where the band are hanging out.

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