Holly Herndon

PROTO

2019

This album was released last week.

81% ±14% 12 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Birth
2 Alienation
3 Canaan (Live Training)
4 Eternal
5 Crawler
6 Extreme Love
7 Frontier
8 Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
9 SWIM
10 Evening Shades (Live Training)
11 Bridge
12 Godmother
13 Last Gasp
Rating Source
81% 4WIM Rating
100% The Guardian
100% The Skinny Where 2015’s Platform explored how technology enables and perverts communication between humans, PROTO – her latest on 4AD – casts its gaze at our relationship with ‘inhuman’ beings, which proves to be just as troubling.
90% Exclaim! Music
90% Soundblab Her approach to music is similar to others in the genre like Yves Tumor and Oneohtrix Point Never, except Herndon is always at the center; her elegant symphonic voice carries each of her albums, no matter how indecipherable it may be at times.
90% Pop Matters While AI music is typically trained upon fixed, existing datasets, Herndon experimented with what she refers to as "live training ceremonies".
80% The Line of Best Fit
80% The 405 Any discussion of Holly Herndon’s newest album, PROTO, must start with how it was conceived, but it doesn’t have to end there.
80% Music OMH Holly Herndon is relatively anomalous in the music community, for believing that artificial intelligence can be a welcome addition to the compositional process rather than a threat to it.
76% Resident Advisor Few musicians have explored AI as a compositional tool or as a source of brand new sounds, which is understandable given the academic knowledge needed to grapple with the technology.
70% God is in the TV The album’s title can be meant first or primitive, like the start of a special and significant blueprint.
60% The Arts Desk To consider the third album from experimental composer Holly Herndon solely as a piece of music is to miss the point.
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