The band "The World Is Quiet Here" commissioned a video for their song "Writhing Gate" which is a truly wild sonic journey, vaguely progressive metal something something, with vocals in a range between Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle) and Will Ramos (Lorna Shore).
There are few artists who communicate the idea of comfort and non-threatening as potently as Australia's own "The Wiggles", and what better way to test that theory than to shove them head first into the AI meat-grinder and see if I could turn them into something ghoulishly terrifying.
I think as someone who had to live through the original Friday phenomenon, I'm entitled to do this video transformation. Thanks to the original incredible Death Metal Friday cover by Danny Dodge the stage was set for the full visceral experience of an alternate universe hellspawn Rebecca Black.
Getting to make this an official video for Meshuggah has been one of the biggest thrills of my life.
I wrote this track back about 10 years ago on my iPhone using Garageband and just recently found the file in an old backup, so I modernized the instruments a little bit to "finish" it. Then I used the Vythm music visualizer...
I worked with Antonio of the band Sphinx to translate some coral reef dive footage he took into a mind melting eldritch marine abomination for their track "The Old Ones".
A self-portrait of the artist. Music generated with Open AI Jukebox and stitched together in Garageband. Video produced with a green-screen and Deforum Stable Diffusion 2.
While working on Stranger Aeons, some of the elements used escaped from a crack in the Piger Henricus and manifested in an an invisible vapor which wafted across the laboratory and settled into one of my network packet condensers.
"The Mouth Licking What You've Bled" by Meshuggah is one the best high-intensity pieces of music ever constructed. I sourced the video from the performance of "The Mouth Licking What You've Bled" from Meshuggah's "Alive" DVD of a concert played in Montreal...