As we move through the rapid reforms in our digital spaces, it was only a matter of time before an AI band started to use neural networks to generate songs. At the vanguard of digital pioneering in this corner is Ai Kittens. To date, they have released over 150 authentically arranged tracks based on Rage Against the Machine and the licks of Tom Morello.
In this instance, in all sincerity, we can confirm that Ai Kittens are bringing in the future of mid-tempo metal. For RATM and Morello fans, Ai Kittens single, Alone with Yourself – Gen 103, is the perfect introduction to their atmospheric sound, swaggering rock guitars and ability to use technology in a way that completely reinvents music.
We do not doubt that there will be plenty of rock purists quick to criticise the nature of this project, but we have to hand it to Ai Kittens for their ingenuity. This method of ‘mining’ music which evades the usual copywriting issues with sampling, has all the potential to better the airwaves in the future.
Alone with Yourself is now available to stream on Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast