Sturgill Simpson presents Sound & Fury
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Horror, Music
First Released: September 2019, 41-minute film
Summary: Set to the music of Sturgill Simpson’s latest album, Sound & Fury, this psychedelic anime adventure follows a lone swordsman on their defense against post-apocalyptic goons. That’s about all I can say, it’s bizarre and way out there.
The anime is directed by Jumpei Mizusaki of Kamikaze Douga animation, but each album track is directed by a different director, which is apparent from the widely varied styles. It’s incredible the story they can tell with the only sound being from the Sturgill Simpson album. The artwork makes the show worth watching. It’s nice to see the different directors styles and if you are not keen on one, it will change after a few minutes. You can tell the Afro Samurai influence that Takashi Okazaki brought to the project. The soundtrack is clearly another strong point to the film, being that the anime was created based on the sound.
You might enjoy this if: You like to watch AMVs and are ready for a short film in that vein.
You might not like it if: You are averse to violence, gore, and light nudity. There’s a fair amount of all that in this.
Note to the Viewer: The team of directors for individual tracks include: Koji Morimoto, Michael Arias, Masaru Matsumoto, Henry Thurlow and Arthell Isom.
Sound & Fury Official Trailer