Watch: Freak Kitchen’s New $142,000 Animated Music Video


Freak KitchenCheck this out: Swedish prog vets Freak Kitchen — whose awesomely infectious song “Mathematics of Defeat” has been periodically stuck in my head since we posted it in August — ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new music video for the whopping sum of $90,000. Not only did they reach that goal but they nearly doubled it, surpassing $142,000. For fuck’s sake, you could feed a small nation with that amount of money!

The video premiered at a special screening at New York Comic Con earlier this month, and now “Freak of the Week” has been released for all the world to see. The animated video was directed by legendary artist (and author of Blacksad) Juanjo Guarnido and a “world-class team of animators.” Frontman Mattias IA Eklundh commented on the video:

Combining the talents of Eisner-Award Winning Artist Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad) and the face-meltingly awesome sounds of Freak Kitchen, a spectacular animated music video presented in World Premiere at NYCC, brought to life by an amazing team including Animators whose credentials range from Dreamworks to Disney and the brilliant 3-D studio Fortiche Prod. The video blends traditional 2-D character animation with 3-D computer graphics in a way you’ve never seen before. Come and see for yourself!

Check it below. It’s pretty friggin’ awesome! Definitely one of the best animated videos I’ve seen of recent vintage. But man, $142,000 on a video… whatever floats your boat, I guess!

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