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How Animal Collective and Miami’s Coral Morphologic teamed up to make 'coral porn'

How Animal Collective and Miami’s Coral Morphologic teamed up to make 'coral porn'

You would be forgiven for thinking “Tangerine Reef,” the trippy audiovisual album by New York psych-pop band Animal Collective and Miami art-science duo Coral Morphologic, looks like a coral-reef sex party.

On the band’s website, where the 54-minute album screens for free, an underwater time-lapse video shows a wall of swaying, neon sea creatures with hundreds of mouth-like orifices. Psychedelic-blue sea anemones shoot eggs into lime-green sea anemones. And sea cucumbers with squirming tentacles probe coral crevices for food against a murky, reverb-heavy soundtrack of ambient electronica.

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