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Robot band 'Z-Machines' to release an album


Posted on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 | Comment icon 9 comments

The robots can pull off feats impossible for a human player. Image Credit: YouTube / ZIMA Zmachines
A musical three-piece made up entirely of robots is set to release its very own album of original music.
The unconventional trio includes a guitarist with 78 fingers and a drummer with 22 arms. Squarepusher, the composer who took on the task of writing music for the band, has admitted that doing so is challenging because the robots can play their respective instruments in ways that would be impossible for a human.

"Each of the robotic devices involved in the performance of this music has its own specification which permits certain possibilities and excludes others," he said. "The robot guitar player, for example, can play much faster than a human ever could, but there is no amplitude control."

The new album will be called "Music for Robots" and is due to be released on April 8th.


Source: The Verge | Comments (9)

Tags: Robot, Band


 
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Comment icon #1 Posted by The Id3al Experience on 17 February, 2014, 19:59
Insane. Although you could get some epic shredding, these robots couldn't produce feeling through there song as human could. Still has a drummer and a guitarist, I would love 78 fingers, and 22 Arms lol
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer on 18 February, 2014, 15:08
Who gets their cut of the profits? Do they have a manager?
Comment icon #3 Posted by squidboy on 18 February, 2014, 17:28
Insane. Although you could get some epic shredding, these robots couldn't produce feeling through there song as human could. Still has a drummer and a guitarist, I would love 78 fingers, and 22 Arms lol Well when you already know its robots playing, then its easy to say that it lacks emotions because its robots. If you didnt know it was robots, you might think differently.
Comment icon #4 Posted by YukiEsmaElite0 on 18 February, 2014, 18:55
I wonder if it'll be like VOCALOID music. They sound really good, but most of the songs have a really creepy feeling to them...
Comment icon #5 Posted by FLOMBIE on 18 February, 2014, 19:03
I wonder if it'll be like VOCALOID music. They sound really good, but most of the songs have a really creepy feeling to them... It's completely lacking the emotional part, the soul, or whatever you want to call it, of music.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 18 February, 2014, 19:39
Imagine the concerts they have: "_we will take requests now." "FREE BIRD!!" "_free_bird.exe installed."
Comment icon #7 Posted by tagace1 on 18 February, 2014, 19:51
I believe that it may take a concept of the vocaloid but lacks what makes it music being what makes it relatable
Comment icon #8 Posted by thewild on 19 February, 2014, 13:48
I think it's awesome..Also Compressorhead is pretty scary-awesome too!
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 15 March, 2014, 14:10
Meet the robot guitarist with 78 fingers and coolest cable hair you've ever seen... http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/14/tech/meet-the-robot-guitarist/index.html?hpt=hp_t3


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