A five track EP composed by Squarepusher and performed by the three robots that comprise the Z-Machines will be released on 7th April (8th in North America)
In 2013, a team of Japanese roboticists was assembled with the challenge of creating a music-performing system that was beyond the capabilities of the most advanced musicians - Z-Machines were the result. The roboticist’s musical producer, Kenjiro Matsuo, and his team, invited a number of Japanese composers as well as Squarepusher to develop music specifically for the project. The opportunity to explore the compositional possibilities of a guitarist with 78 fingers and a drummer with 22 arms was a temptation impossible to ignore. The resulting 'Sad Robots Goes Funny' was a poignant and highly praised piece, composed and produced by Squarepusher and performed by Z-Machines. The video produced by award winning director, Daito Manabe, can be seen here: http://warp.net/records/squarepusher/squarepusher-music-for-robots
Available for download at LeakDirectory.