Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Open AI: Classic Pop in the style of Frank Sinatra

Or not.  It sounds more like John Oswald's Plunderphonics than Frank.  Maybe that time his '59 tour Down Under got a little kooky.  It's Hot Tub Time-- Ring-a-ding-ding!


This is from an article on the Guardian's website, entitled "'It's the screams of the damned!' The eerie AI world of deepfake music".  (No link.  They want your email, before you can read stories on their site.) 

But the author identifies this as a "Deep Fake", "seemingly performed by Frank Sinatra".  I'll just put that out there, for you cutup fans.  Either any kind of mashup is acceptable as a "deep fake" these days, or the author decided to go for the sizzle without realizing he was looking at a salad.  

Recordings of wacky synchronicity and twisted sampling have been around much longer than Deep Fakes.  I never thought of the latter as falling into that category.  Maybe I should.
PS: I really dig that they used Frank's "swinger" period for this.  Nelson Riddle and the boys sound absolutely flipped.