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Repulse the Monkey

 From Fiction to Reality

Repulse   the   Monkey    began   as   a   very   successful   albeit   entirely fictional   virtual   band,   in   the   epic   SF   novel   Darklife .   In   its   pages they   are   described   as   having   an   album   called   Assonance   or   Internal Rhyme    and   a   single,   Chromium   Soul.    The   members   were;   Adam Apps   (memesis),   Floyd   Droid   (bass   pads),   Ben   Binaural   (rhythmist) and   featuring   Kobe   da   House   Self   as   the   virtual   singer,   who   was covertly world famous as someone else. Eventually,   this   idea   began   to   evolve   into   a   real   world   project, producing   actual   songs   via   iPad   apps,   and   the   occasional   foray into   Logic   Pro   X.   The   name   of   the   album   changed   from   the   far   too clever   for   its   own   good   original,   to   the   much   more   accessible AMFAT.   Standing   for   Artificial   Music   For   Artificial   Times .’   A   subtitle which   is   deliberately   misleading.   The   music   content   is   as   real   as can   be,   as   are   the   lyrics.   It   is   the   voices   which   are   artificial.   After much   experimentation   it   was   found   that   very   interesting   results could    be    obtained    using    the    speaking    voices    created    by    our friends at Acapela.  The   idea   of   using   voices   which   at   times   were   imperfect   and   at   other times   accurately   mimicked   a   human   was   highly   appealing.   Was   it   man becoming   the   machine   or   a   machine   moving   ever   closer   to   being indistinguishable    from    man.    Bookmark    this    page    for    links    to    the album, and free downloads. Orfium (album news and downloads) Acapela  (text-to-speech voices) AMFAT  (how the album was made)
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© Nathan Brazil 2016
Repulse the Monkey

 From Fiction to Reality

Repulse     the     Monkey      began     as     a     very successful   albeit   entirely   fictional   virtual   band, in   the   epic   SF   novel   Darklife .   In   its   pages   they are     described     as     having     an     album     called Assonance     or     Internal     Rhyme      and     a     single, Chromium   Soul.    The   members   were;   Adam   Apps (memesis),     Floyd     Droid     (bass     pads),     Ben Binaural    (rhythmist)    and    featuring    Kobe    da House    Self    as    the    virtual    singer,    who    was covertly world famous as someone else. Eventually,   this   idea   began   to   evolve   into   a   real world   project,   producing   actual   songs   via   iPad apps,   and   the   occasional   foray   into   Logic   Pro   X. The   name   of   the   album   changed   from   the   far too    clever    for    its    own    good    original,    to    the much    more    accessible    AMFAT.    Standing    for Artificial    Music    For    Artificial    Times .’    A    subtitle which    is    deliberately    misleading.    The    music content   is   as   real   as   can   be,   as   are   the   lyrics.   It is    the    voices    which    are    artificial.    After    much experimentation      it      was      found      that      very interesting   results   could   be   obtained   using   the speaking     voices     created     by     our     friends     at Acapela.  The   idea   of   using   voices   which   at   times   were imperfect      and      at      other      times      accurately mimicked   a   human   was   highly   appealing.   Was   it man    becoming    the    machine    or    a    machine moving   ever   closer   to   being   indistinguishable from   man.   Bookmark   this   page   for   links   to   the album, and free downloads. Orfium (album news and downloads) Acapela  (text-to-speech voices) AMFAT  (how the album was made)