Pieces like "Wayne" "Cougar Seeks Prey," and "Bad Girl" pull from all the strengths of the 17-piece band (18 with the inclusion of special guest Chris Speed on the last two tracks), throwing in the kitchen sink, for a wild ride through fast-paced heads, cluttered yet thrilling arrangements, and moments of yearning beauty.
Christine Correa could probably make any graffiti sound like a love letter; her voice plays a key role in imparting credibility to the whole artistic approach behind this album.
How many jazz records do you know of that should come with a parental warning sticker?
The seasoned rhythm section of Frank Carlberg (piano), Joe Martin (bass), and Michael Calabrese (drums) play a similar role on the instrumental front.
Between the two are 13 horn players, Bill Mc Henry, and John Carlson getting the higher-profile solos.
Eventually, its developers hope it will create a full orchestra score.
The goal, however, is not to replace flesh-and-blood human composers.'It is more a tool that can be used to stimulate creativity, to aid the process of composing' in periods of writer's block, said Colombo.
It's already taking over our jobs, beating us at strategy games and creating 'art'.
Now artificial intelligence is set to conquer the world of music.
Instead, the programme was designed to produce 'an infinity of different tunes'. Pictured is a musician playing one of DAC's original compositions.
The researchers tested their programme on Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish folk music.
The DAC was able to identify the genre, and avoid mixing the two Experts asked to listen to DAC- and human-composed melodies can still tell the difference.'It will be a while before an algorithm will fool connoisseurs of Irish folk music,' said Colombo.
The DAC was able to identify the genre, and avoid mixing the two. For the moment, the DAC is limited to single-instrument compositions.
Then starts the creation.'The deep artificial composer builds a string of notes from beginning to end, including the very first note,' said an EPFL statement.