This neural metal album was created during the Canadian Music Week 2018 Hackathon in Toronto.
Music was generated autoregressively with SampleRNN, a recurrent neural network [Soroush Mehri et al. 2017], trained on raw audio from the album Awakening Inception by Aepoch. The machine listened to Awakening Inception 28 times. The machine generated hundreds of minutes of audio. Two humans listened to the machine audio, chose sections from varied evolution points, and taped them together into a ~10 minute album. Song titles were generated by a Markov chain. The album cover was generated using neural style transfer, by style transferring the original album cover with two different band photos, then overlaying them with an overlay filter.
This neural album album is part of ongoing research. For more information, read the submission to NIPS 2017 Workshop for Machine Learning, Creativity and Design: "Generating Black Metal and Math Rock" [Carr & Zukowski 2017]
- Protected by Eternal Life 00:44
- Dead and Your Ears 01:58
- Frozen with Impending Doom 01:17
- Break Through the Grave 00:19
- Ourobroken 01:40
- Reborous 00:33
- Crust Leave From Dreams 00:14
- Feeling the Human 01:16
- Crypts Protected by Man 00:08
- Killing the Eyes To 00:48
- Eternal Life is Stretching 01:59
Original music by Aepoch: aepochmetal.bandcamp.com