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Holly Herndon's Spawn project


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#1 misc

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:01 PM

I've been following this a bit from stuff Holly Herndon has posted, but as far as I know this is the first piece of music that's come out of it, and it's a Jlin collab no less. I find the family terminology all a bit cringy but the project itself is pretty interesting.

 

 



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:03 PM

I love these two. I'm really excited. Their collab on Jlin's Black Origami record was that album's best track.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:41 PM

this is sick



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

yeah, yowsas, pretty great. So, sifting through the language, this is basically machine learning applied to audio, right? 

 

Edit: not discounting how amazing it is that machine learning might produce something that is indistinguishable from music made from a human being.  


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:46 PM

ugh romanticization / anthropomorphization of AI / machine learning really rubs me the wrong way. Deece track though

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:50 PM

lol I thought there was going to be another spawn movie and she was somehow doing the soundtrack

 

 

cool track



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

I didn't think much of this when I heard it first, didn't realise it was entirely AI produced though, which is kinda interesting I guess (though the anthropomorphising is a bit lame, agreed). still sounds unfocused and unfinished though, would be better combined with some more traditional methods maybe. 



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:15 AM

I didn't think much of this when I heard it first, didn't realise it was entirely AI produced though, which is kinda interesting I guess (though the anthropomorphising is a bit lame, agreed). still sounds unfocused and unfinished though, would be better combined with some more traditional methods maybe. 

 

I actually had the complete opposite reaction. Knew it was completely AI produced before I listened so was expecting a far less coherent piece, but was surprised by how musical it was. Especially with the percussive elements, which feel really loose and jammy but completely locked in to the track. I agree that combining it with traditional methods would probably result in more interesting music overall, but as a proof of concept I'd say this is pretty impressive. 

 

Either way I'm excited to hear how this stuff is used on Holly's next album.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:06 AM

STOP MAKING THAT BIG FACE