Accordion, Electronics – Pauline Oliveros. Artwork – Harald Bode. Design – Jessie Shefrin. Producer – Andrew Deutsch (tracks: 1 to 3). Recorded By – Andrew Deutsch. Voice, Voice, Producer, Recorded By – Peer Bode.
The Magic is the thirteenth studio album by Deerhoof, released in June 2016 through Polyvinyl. In April 2016, Deerhoof announced The Magic, its first studio album since their 2014 La Isla Bonita. Joseph Baughman created the music video for the album's "The Devil and his Anarchic Surrealist Retinue". Baughman described his style as a slow-motion improvisation. The clay animated video features chessboard pieces and multicolored minotaurs.
The Harald Bode Sound Project seeks to reestablish the sounds and ideas of pioneer electronic instrument designer Harald Bode into a contemporary sound art context. Many of Harald Bode's inventions have been sighted in the history of electronic instrument design, but as of yet, there has not been a clear retrospective of his work or (recently published) critical investigation of his ideas and the impact they have had on contemporary music. The remix element (Vitiello, Scanner, Carrier Band) hopes to contextualize Harald's music within the contemporary digital domain and initiate new conversations with young alists.