AI Punk
March 5, 2018 5:35 PM   Subscribe

Dadabots' Bot Prownies is the first punk rock album created by artificial intelligence.

The computer algorithm was trained with NOFX's Punk in Drublic.

Listen to previous Dadabots experiments (previously).
posted by roll truck roll (25 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
The machine listened to Punk in Drublic 26 times over several days. The machine generated 900 minutes of audio.

relatable
posted by theodolite at 5:48 PM on March 5 [13 favorites]


Your favorite AI sucks.
posted by stinkfoot at 6:08 PM on March 5 [3 favorites]


Well, I mean. I started listening to the first track before reading any of the description and said to myself "This is Linoleum." Then I read further and, yes, in fact, it is Linoleum. It's the garbled audio of a permanent tape-eating tape deck, eating Linoleum.
posted by glonous keming at 6:35 PM on March 5


I actually like it.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:35 PM on March 5


Also, I heard they suck live.
posted by glonous keming at 6:36 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


I have their first 7zip.
posted by rhizome at 6:40 PM on March 5 [5 favorites]


They asked me to be their sysadmin. I called bullshit on that.
posted by rhizome at 6:42 PM on March 5 [4 favorites]


SampleRNN is dead.

Thanks to Megaturing though, I now know what a Battles remix would sound like.
posted by sysinfo at 6:47 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Oh good, they posted the lyrics.
posted by sysinfo at 6:49 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Rock out with your Jong Out.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:04 PM on March 5


I used to like AI punk but then they sold out.
posted by lubujackson at 7:04 PM on March 5 [3 favorites]


In my day the olds were worried about backmasking. Now we're worried about backpropagation?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:05 PM on March 5 [4 favorites]


Sounds better than some of the stuff I heard when I was reviewing demos for Ben is Dead.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 7:17 PM on March 5 [2 favorites]


Not actually worse than most skate punk.
posted by senor biggles at 7:37 PM on March 5


It stinks!
posted by runcibleshaw at 7:46 PM on March 5


Sounds better than some of the stuff I heard when I was reviewing demos for Ben is Dead.

I only listened to the first song, but it sounded pretty decent to me, certainly a lot better than it could be.
posted by Dip Flash at 8:05 PM on March 5


"One Million Governments" is punk as shit. Or a Culture ship name. Or both.
posted by abulafa at 8:25 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


Needs more training, but I like the phoneme Markov mishmash and the flexible vocalist timing.
posted by rhizome at 9:15 PM on March 5


first punk rock album created by artificial intelligence.

I thought Billy Idol had that ribbon
posted by philip-random at 9:17 PM on March 5 [1 favorite]


I'd like to see this done, but with the entirety of punk rock poured into it.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:29 AM on March 6 [2 favorites]


I don't understand the fascination with these things, so I'm probably missing something, but it says they rearranged the album into 900 minutes of stuff, then picked out the best parts.
That's called making music.
posted by bongo_x at 9:58 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


Just don't call them samples, which are only used by lazy people to make fake "music."
posted by rhizome at 10:38 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


Well, I mean. I started listening to the first track before reading any of the description and said to myself "This is Linoleum."

Yeah, it's like, if I didn't know what Punk in Drublic sounded like, I might be "whoa AI skate punk", but I know this album pretty well, so lots of the songs just sound like bad manglings of specific songs on the album.

Also, I wish someone would send these to NOFX so they could learn to play them.
posted by 23skidoo at 12:08 PM on March 6 [2 favorites]


I'm not extremely familiar with the album; I just sort of know it in the way that everyone who was a teenager in the 90s does.

But this version makes me feel so weird, I can barely describe it. Like, it's clearly NOFX, and I'll listen to a bit and kind of be enjoying it, and then I'll get this dizzy and almost nauseous feeling.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:46 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]


But this version makes me feel so weird, I can barely describe it. Like, it's clearly NOFX, and I'll listen to a bit and kind of be enjoying it, and then I'll get this dizzy and almost nauseous feeling.

Welcome to the Uncanny Valley.
posted by mantecol at 5:13 PM on March 6 [2 favorites]


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