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April 15, 2019 2:11 AM   Subscribe

 
As long as the network doesn't turn out to be a Nazi later.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:57 AM on April 15 [10 favorites]


I hate this, but in a way I love this.
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:11 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


Hook it up to Compressorhead!!!
posted by phooky at 4:49 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]


Kind of an antidote to those lo fi study music streams.
posted by carter at 4:58 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]


Finally, a productive use of machine learning.
posted by hwestiii at 5:43 AM on April 15 [4 favorites]


As long as the network doesn't turn out to be a Nazi later.

Literally my first thought.
posted by Young Kullervo at 5:53 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


This sounds like a pack of dogs finally caught the car they were chasing and now the car and the dogs are in an all out fucking brawl.
posted by Young Kullervo at 6:02 AM on April 15 [6 favorites]


I’m convinced I heard something about “sausages” at least once.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:32 AM on April 15


Between this and the Beatles one from last year (I think?), I'm pretty much convinced that applying deep neural networks to music generation has made things worse than the previous state of the art, as represented by 1994's C.P.U. Bach. Its compositions had enough structure to make some musical sense.
posted by sfenders at 6:33 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


the research into eliminating humans from metal

And what could be more metal than that! PRIME DIRECTIVE!
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:45 AM on April 15 [2 favorites]


Needs more cowbell.
posted by darkstar at 6:45 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]


I admit that maybe I don't have the requisite appreciation for the genre to start off with, but this is... well, I mean technically it's not unlistenable, but it seems like the sort of thing that if you played it to prisoners you'd end up getting asked pointed questions while sitting in the docket at The Hague.

It's got just enough of a pattern to it that it sounds vaguely musical, but in the same way that birdsong is.

Maybe it needs one more level of patterning on top of it? Some longer-period oscillation/repetition of some sort?
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:36 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


It just needs catchy subliminal adverts and political messaging. Perhaps some random prime number m-bop that deconstructs the ability to think or move. Oh, I am sorry if I have revealed secure research trajectory.
posted by Oyéah at 7:59 AM on April 15


I was wrong, this is for people who do not have everything. They can purchase their own tinnitus.
posted by Oyéah at 8:02 AM on April 15 [2 favorites]


I like how it occasionally turns into a sort of ambient soundscape, probably looping intro/outro bits.
posted by farlukar at 8:32 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


I would have guessed "trained on mid nineties Vader," but I also would have guessed, "the precise corpus doesn't matter much."

I wouldn't be surprised to find out that The Precise Corpus is an existing band in this genre.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:20 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


Maybe it needs one more level of patterning on top of it? Some longer-period oscillation/repetition of some sort?

Yeah, that could easily push it into hit single territory.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:20 AM on April 15 [2 favorites]


I wouldn't be surprised to find out that The Precise Corpus is an existing band in this genre.

Seeing Montreal's very own Corpusse turned into an procedurally generated infinite stream is suddenly my extremely niche fetish.
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 9:34 AM on April 15


"A neural network constantly creating a near-incomprehensible but still listenable stream of technical death metal" is exactly what I was hoping for out of this dystopian future we live in. Thanks for this.
posted by sleeping bear at 10:19 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]


I would quite like to see a neural network that generates logos for death metal bands (it should be capable of producing a promo poster like this, for example).
posted by Wolfdog at 10:32 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


Wolfdog, everything exists (except PARTY CANNON, PARTY CANNON stands alone).
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 10:53 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]


I kind of have to admit that this is why I got way out of metal. Metalheads don't hate me, but at some point I realized that the skillset vs other music was more for athletes or machines than artists. That's not to knock athletes. Creativity and discipline and intuition are all there. But for music, I realized I'd rather hear someone like Daniel Johnston fight the good fight than hear another technical marvel.

Not that you can't find some soul there. Even Trent Reznor was at least trying to find that perfect Thanosian balance, but he did it by emplying a bunch of machines for the metal and then getting meat to show up for the punk. But as metal got blacker, that always seemed to be more robotic. If it's any consolation, pretty sure modern jazz has the same problems.
posted by es_de_bah at 11:55 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]


While the link is pretty hard to listen to for any amount of time, I looked up the band it was trained on (Archspire) and that is highly listenable. I've on a Montreal Death Metal youtube random walk all day now. It helps greatly with debugging LDAP and Shibboleth configurations.
posted by Tad Naff at 4:38 PM on April 15


But as metal got blacker, that always seemed to be more robotic.

What about doom or drone? The emphasis on an extended moment or mood seems like a good antidote, although I may be off-track since I don’t really share your apprehensions re black metal.
posted by invitapriore at 6:00 PM on April 15


What happens if you feed it more bands? Or, how can I do this myself? I want to feed mine Origin’s discography. Or Death’s.
posted by gucci mane at 8:58 PM on April 15


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