The Almighty Sound

Thank you for downloading The Almighty Sound's first film/sync project, '2001: A Spiritualized Odyssey'. This document will tell you a little bit more about the project and it's creators as well as how to best prepare and view the film. If you have any further questions, comments or requests, feel free to visit the following sites on the Interweb: www.thealmightysound.com and www.2001aspiritualizedodyssey.com or to e-mail The Almighty Sound at: pxl@thealmightysound.com

'2001: A Spiritualized Odyssey' was begun as an endeavor of The Almighty Sound in March 2008. Certain limitations were set by the band at the project's outset. They included not altering the film's images at all, using only the music of the band Spiritualized, and altering their songs as little as possible. The goals of the project were threefold: to make a worthwhile and valid film marrying the original movie with the music as well as was possible, to give a copy to Jason Pierce, the man behind Spiritualized, and to, if possible, distribute copies of the film to friends and fans of the band and the film at no cost, all the while encouraging fans to purchase the commercially available works of Spiritualized and Stanley Kubrick, director and co-writer of '2001: A Space Odyssey'. After 6 months of work, the film was completed. Shortly thereafter, PXL met with Mr. Pierce after a Spiritualized show on their tour supporting Spiritualized's new album, 'Songs in A & E'. Mr. Pierce gladly accepted a copy of the film and verbally agreed to allow The Almighty Sound to distribute copies however they saw fit without accepting any monetary compensation. The Sound then had to decide how to best distribute and promote the film. It was already determined that it had to be freely distributed, but also that it should be as accessible to the general public as possible. Another desire of the Sound was to maintain the quality and integrity of the original film as closely

as possible. While both were not possible with any single format, they decided to create several formats and allow viewers to choose which worked best for their individual viewing situation. To that end, a total of 5 versions were produced. Those versions were uploaded to the BitTorrent networks and made available for free download. The film was also uploaded to Google Video and the Internet Archive in its entirety, as well as being split up into several smaller YouTube-compatible segments. The versions uploaded to the BitTorrent network include the following versions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dual Layer DVD-Video .iso (NTSC) Dual Layer DVD-Video .iso (PAL) High Quality .mpg High Quality .mp4 iPod/iPhone Video .mp4

Each format is suited to a specific player, i.e. if you are in a region that uses NTSC video standards for DVD, download the NTSC ISO file and burn the ISO image to a Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD (same goes for PAL) (To find out which format your country uses as a standard, refer to the map at the end of this document). If you wish to view the film on your iPod or iPhone, download the MP4 version. If you wish to view the film on your computer, download the High Quality MP4 version. For the highest quality computer screen viewing experience, though, it is recommended that you download the MPEG-2 (.mpg) version and view it with VLC Media Player, available free of charge at www.videolan.org/vlc/. VLC Media Player works on every platform and will play nearly any format of audio or video. During the initial screening process, The Almighty Sound developed the perfect companion for viewing the film in a new alcoholic beverage that you can make yourself, fittingly called a 'Spaceman'. The following is a recipe:
One (1) glass of TANG ®. Add your choice of Vodka to taste. Serve chilled or over ice. Mixing with other medications while viewing the film may cause a ridiculously good experience. Enjoy in Moderation. No Prescription required.

Please spread the word about this film project anyway that you can. Blog about it, talk to friends and fans about it, post in forums online, burn copies and give them away, or post an entry on Wikipedia. Any help at all is welcome. Viewing parties are encouraged. This film was not meant to exist in an insular vacuum. It is meant to be a social experience. Have viewing parties in your city or town and invite those that might be interested. And if you do have a gathering, please take pictures of your viewing party and post them online or email them to the band. The Almighty Sound has filed no copyright for this film project and would like to encourage everyone to freely distribute the film without accepting profit. Also encouraged is the purchase of the commercially available works of Spiritualized and Stanley Kubrick by those that enjoy the film. Again, feel free to contact us at any time with questions regarding this project and others. Until then... Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space...

NTSC and PAL

DVD CHAPTER LIST 1. Titlecard 2. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 3. Electric Phase 4. All Of My Tears 5. On Fire 6. If I Were With Her Now 7. Shine A Light 8. Won't Get To Heaven (The State I'm In) 9. Lay It Down Slow 10. No God Only Religion 11. Electricity 12. Home Of The Brave/The Individual 13. This Little Life Of Mine 14. Rated X 15. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You 16. These Blues 17. Amazing Grace (Peace On Earth) 18. Broken Heart 19. Lay Back In The Sun/Born Never Asked (Intermission) 20. Electric Mainline 21. Lord Can You Hear Me 22. Cool Waves 23. Cheapster 24. Out Of Sight 25. Good Times 26. Do It All Over Again 27. Come Together 28. I Think I'm In Love 29. Feel Like Goin' Home