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    Wreckage Systems

    I know I'm going to get some stuff wrong or leave some stuff out when I try to describe this, so here's an article from Wired magazine:

    Here is the live feed from the project's website (Or the website of the band that is behind the project but doesn't consider the music the project makes to be a product of their band):

    And here is an identical live feed from YouTube:

    --​ ---- audio stream:​-- want to know more? here's the FAQ:

    Essentially, it seems to be a neverending feed of instrumental music that began with audio samples recorded by living breathing human beings, but which is constantly reworked by algorithmic machine learning to generate a live feed of "new" music that's lasted for years, 24/7/365.

    It sounds like the people behind it occasionally dump some new audio samples into the "pot" for the computers to integrate, but that most of the "new" stuff, is the computers constantly building on and altering what was given them early on.

    It sounds sort of industrial, and some describe it as like a background soundtrack to a science fiction movie.

    I just discover this a few minutes ago, and so far there's been a fast paced piece with hard to identify instruments, which started to involve hallow drums, with the music eventually calming to match the drums, and then fading into pouring rain, which transitioned into what sounded like a more traditional film score. Now there's a robotic voice (Which I believe to be a pre-recorded human trying to sound like a robot, but I could be wrong) basically identifying the feed and advertising the website, and the music is starting again. Now it sounds like something that could have been, but presumably wasn't, part of the Blade Runner score.

    Though I doubt I'll listen to it a ton, because I prefer stuff that's more rock and roll and includes vocals, what they are doing is a very interesting concept and, putting aside the coolness of artificial intelligence (or a simulation of it) being involved, the idea that you can tune in whenever and it's always going to be new music that is premiering as you listen is also pretty cool.

    They might want to consider making a simple Android and iOS app so people can just click something on their phones and tune in whenever and whereever they feel like it.

    What do you all think of this?
    "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood


    Started streaming on Nov 10, 2022​

    Somewhat fascinating.