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[[http://www.animusic.com/ Animusic]] is a two-man company that uses software they've developed to make computer animations out of MIDI-based music. These animations are made from the MIDI files, rather than animated separately from the music. In LaymansTerms, music goes in, computer animation comes out.

Animusic have released two [=DVDs=] of their works, a single, "[[http://soundcloud.com/animusic_tracks/animusic-so12-glarpedge Glarpedge]]", and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIh924CPk_c a third DVD, consisting of 8 songs, is in development]].

''Animusic: A Computer Animation Video Album:''
* "Future Retro"
* "Stick Figures"
* "Aqua Harp"
* "Drum Machine"
* "Pipe Dream"
* "Acoustic Curves"
* "Harmonic Voltage"

''Animusic 2: A New Computer Animation Video Album:''
* "Starship Groove"
* "Pogo Sticks"
* "Resonant Chamber"
* "Cathedral Pictures"
* "Pipe Dream 2"
* "Fiber Bundles"
* "Gyro Drums"
* "Heavy Light"
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!!This series contains examples of:
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: As [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by [[WordOfGod Wayne]]. A majority of the instruments likely wouldn't move the same way or work as well (if at all) in real life.
* AlienSky: "Heavy Light" has quite a few of the gas giants float around in the background.
** The sky in "Resonant Chamber" appears to contain multiple moons.
* AllCGICartoon
* {{Bizarchitecture}}: Most of the videos qualify.
** "Heavy Light" takes this a step further by having the instruments built ''into'' [[{{Mayincatec}} the building]].
* BizarreInstrument: Some of the instruments in the videos.
* BottomlessPits: Used in "Drum Machine", "Acoustic Curves", and "Gyro Drums".
** However, a floor is implied in Drum Machine (especially in the solo cam that shows all the gears), and the split-screen view of Gyro Drums shows a small circular light base which doesn't appear in the main animation.
* ConceptArtGallery: Included as a bonus feature on the [=DVD=]s.
* EasterEgg: On the Animusic 2 DVD, there is a hidden loop button to the right of the main buttons.
* EtherealChoir: Used in "Beyond the Walls", "Future Retro", "Fiber Bundles", and "Heavy Light".
* FrickinLaserBeams: Commonly used in the videos.
* GenreShift: Often happens in the middle of a song.
* GratuitousPanning: Used to great effect in the surround mix of "Gyro Drums".
* HardLight: "Heavy Light", of course. They produce music and percussion.
* HeavyMeta: "Acoustic Curves".
* MoodWhiplash: In "Resonant Chamber", most prominently at the climax.
* TheOner: "Drum Machine".
* PianoKeyWave: "Starship Groove", played with [[https://www.yamaha.com/thehub/home.html?CNTID=5118735 Yamaha's Disklavier piano]].
* PipeMaze: Around the rooms in the music videos for "Pipe Dream" and "Pipe Dream 2".
* SeriesMascot: A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman_stick Chapman stick]] called "Mr. Stick", first appearing in "Stick Figures" and later on in "Pogo Sticks".
* ShoutOut: According to WordOfGod, "Fiber Bundles" was done InTheStyleOf the music from ''RatchetAndClank''.
* SignatureStyle: Combining the natural with the bizarre; robots playing otherwise traditional instruments seems to be a favorite.
** Humans never being seen is one of the most overarching aspects of the Animusic signature style. When the instruments aren't being played by robots, they play themselves.
* SlowElectricity: Used in "Harmonic Voltage" and "Fiber Bundles".
* SpaceIsNoisy: Seen in "Starship Groove".
* TruckDriversGearChange: In "Acoustic Curves" [[note]]up a whole step on the last repeat of the "chorus"[[/note]], "Seventh Alloy" [[note]]down a half step after the midsection before transitioning back[[/note]], and "Harmonic Voltage" [[note]]borderline case at the end, as the bass line shifts up a whole step but the actual key shifts by a perfect fifth and features an entirely new melody[[/note]].
* UncommonTime: "Starship Groove" is in 7/4 time, and parts of "Resonant Chamber" are in 5/4 time. The second half of "Drum Machine" is in the latter time frame, too.
* WeirdMoon: Seen in "Resonant Chamber". There is a moon in each of the four windows, and [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy each of them is at a different phase]].
* {{Zeerust}}: "Future Retro" uses futuristic sounds with retro-styled instruments.
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