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Boomkat Product Review:
Now available at a special price for a limited time only. Since the mid-nineties and the groundbreaking Stealth parties at the Blue Note in Hoxton Square, Ninja Tune has been almost as well respected for its engagement with visuals as it has for its audio. Now at last, the two come together on this massive retrospective of almost a decade of experiment, innovation, humour and weirdness. The ZenTV DVD has twice the capacity of a normal DVD, containing as it does 35 promo videos from the label, a fifteen minute audiovisual mix and a 30 minutes audio mix from Hexstatic.. You can also look up any specific act and check out their videos and album art. Or just leave a gallery of some of Ninja’s finest covers running in the corner of the room as a kind of ambient art installation . Some of the top up-and-coming names in video direction and animation have worked for Ninja in the last few years. Because they know that if they pitch an interesting, visually striking, innovative idea, they will be left to get on with it without interference. Established directors like Alexander Rutterford (Autechre, now working for Radiohead) Sam Arthur (DJ Vadim) as well as young turks like Conkerko (Bonobo). Fizzy Eye made their first music video for Wagon Christ (the truly excellent ‘Receiver’) and have since gone on to do commercials for Honda, proving that a track record with Ninja doesn’t ruin your business prospects. Beyond this, artists like Kid Koala and Jaga Jazzist often even commission their own videos, working with close associates to find the perfect match between their sound and the director’s vision. As if that wasn’t enough, there are artists on the label who are intimately involved in the creation of their own videos, whether it’s the Scruff cartoons that make up the basis of his Cosgrove Hall-animated ‘Sweet Smoke,’ the pioneering audiovisual cut-ups of Hexstatic and Coldcut, Funki Porcini’s satires of adverts or his weird, otherworldly concrete moving abstracts. Bargain.