Most of the music in this album was generated entirely, or partly, by software. This software searches freesound.org for sounds, and stores them in a graph structure based on aural and lexical relationships between sounds. The structure of the graph is based on a graph theory of creativity by psychologist Melissa Schilling. This structure is then turned into music by thousands of swarm agents that crawl the graph to trigger sounds.
Available commercially for the first time since its initial 1991 release, Spiegel’s fantastic “intelligent instrument” album testifies to the power of an artist who pushed the boundaries of electronic music to unexplored territory. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 11, 2019