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In the press release, The Orb and David Gilmour launch ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’ AI Global Remix Project For Fans, released Nov 21 2023 by Sony Music Entertainment via PR Newswire, the metallicspheres.io link was broken and has been fixed. The complete, corrected release follows:

The Orb and David Gilmour launch ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’ AI Global Remix Project for fans

Innovative artist-led application of AI enables fans to recreate sound and cover art from the latest album

Developed in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, Legacy Recordings and Vermillio

NEW YORK, 21 November 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Orb and David Gilmour, the guitar and voice of Pink Floyd, recently released ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’, a visionary reinterpretation of their 2010 ambient classic ‘Metallic Spheres’. Now in a new use of artificial intelligence led by major recording artists, they stretch the creative possibilities of the remix project even further by inviting fans worldwide to recreate the music from the new album, as well as its cover art, with AI-powered tools.

Starting today, fans can visit metallicspheres.io to create their own personalized AI track and artwork remixed from parts of ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’. Visitors to the site will follow a series of prompts that indicate the feel they want the album’s artwork to convey, plus mood and tempo preferences for the available audio. The site uses artificial intelligence and then generates a new version for playback. Fans can share links to their creations via social media alongside their recreated album covers, and full-length remixes will be available to purchase as downloads in the coming weeks.

In addition, you can choose the fan remix of the album cover image ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’ based on the original image of the artist Simon Ghaharymay be included in an upcoming music video supporting the album.

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings collaborate with The Orb and David Gilmour to develop the ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’ AI project in collaboration with Vermillio, the first generative AI platform that empowers creators and protects their work using Authenticated AI. With Vermillio’s generative AI platform, creators can style, own and track AI-powered digital creations using text-to-image and image-to-image styling tools, while creating audio remixes and variations for the benefit of artists.

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A unique artist-led application of AI

A brand new use of artificial intelligence technology by world-renowned recording artists, ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’ AI Remix is ​​powered by machine learning and a custom generative AI model developed for the project.

Remixes of the album cover are generated from users listening to selections from ‘Metallic Spheres In Colors’ musical movements in a live group setting and entering text describing how the sound they hear makes them feel. The AI ​​model then creates new images in the style of Ghahary’s original based on the emotions it detects in the language input.

Next, fans can recreate the sound by using sliders to set the desired mood (chill -> high energy) and tempo (slower -> faster) they want the music to convey. The user’s selections are then combined with the emotional input from the album art that they’ve personalized to create a new remix of the motion selection.

About ‘Metallic Spheres’ / ‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’

In the spring of 2009, Ambient pioneers The Orb and producer Youth were asked to remix a version of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youngs”Chicago/Change The World”, recorded by David Gilmour in aid of British hacker Gary McKinnon, who was facing extradition to USA. David Gilmour contributed additional guitar parts to the mix and Youth and Orb lead Alex Paterson turned this session into two ambient suites, the 28-minute ‘Metallic’ and the 20-minute ‘Spheres’ and released under the name ‘Metallic Spheres’, originally released in 2010.

‘Metallic Spheres In Colour’ is the new 2023 remix/reimagining of the original ‘Metallic Spheres’ album. This new version has been masterminded by Alex Paterson, founder of The Orb, along with writing partner and current member of The Orb Michael Rendall and producer Youth. This new version of the album also features brand new artwork created by Simon Ghahary http://www.ghahary.com.

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For more information on ‘Coloured Metallic Spheres’ AI experience, including approved images and a pre-recorded video demonstration, click here.

Vermillio is the first generative AI platform that empowers creators to style, own and track their digital creations. Vermillio’s mission is to empower creators and inspire the content of the future. Co-founded by serial entrepreneur Dan Neely, Vermillio’s team is led by technologists with more than 100 years of collective experience building AI software and scaled transaction systems. Prior to Vermillio, Dan founded Networked Insights, an AI software platform.

At Sony Music Entertainment, we honor the creative journey. Our creators shape movements, culture, communities, even history. And we’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from establishing the first ever music label to inventing the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 100 countries and support a diverse and distinctive roster of talented creators at all levels and on all stages. Located at the intersection of music, entertainment and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to new products and platforms, embrace new business models and employ cutting-edge tools – all to support the creative community’s experimentation, risk-taking and growth. And we form deep, trusted, cause-based partnerships to lift and strengthen communities around the world. Sony Music Entertainment is part of the global Sony family. Learn more about our creators and labels here.

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