A 1 track leftfield/idm single (5m 4s) — released August 25th 2023 on -OUS

Hint, the third single from SPIME.IM's forthcoming album 'Grey Line' further probes the boundaries between human and AI written music.
Building on Mark Fisher's notion that "success equates to failure because being successful only means that you are the meat that the system feeds on", 'Hint' balances between being slightly off-tune and instantly accessible. The track alternates randomised drum machine patterns and arpeggios with detuned synth canons and features an AI voice that recites a text which was phonetically extrapolated from found footage.
The track also serves as the basis for an audiovisual piece by SPIME.IM in collaboration with artist Akasha. The video combines AI art experiments with aesthetics of information overload and capitalist apocalypse.
With their album 'Grey Line', SPIME.IM continue to carve out their distinct place among contemporary music innovators, balancing between - and deconstructing - various club genres. Each track is intimately connected to a specific gradation of grey, creating a unique musical journey through the nuances of existence. The album also features two exceptional guests: Stina Fors and Lorem. Stina Fors contributes her captivating vocals to the opening track 'Crystal', adding a concealed human element to the mix. It is a genuine human voice that assumes the role of an artificial one. Lorem, in 'Pure', performs the exact opposite. He utilises trained AI models to incorporate hip hop screamo vocals, bringing a sleek and intense touch to the album, and blurring the boundaries between human and artificial voices. This unique fusion enhances the album's experimental essence and pushes the boundaries of musical collaboration. SPIME.IM explain: "In an era filled with contradictions and uncertainties, we delve into the emotional landscape we find ourselves in — an interval between the decline of the old and the construction of the new". 'Grey Line' offers a pathway to escape the monotony and embrace the richness and diversity hidden within the greyscale, promising to be a thought-provoking and immersive musical experience that allows listeners to explore the nuances of diverse gradations of reality.
SPIME.IM is a forward-thinking artistic collective that explores the aesthetics of digital reality through transmedia music projects. With a fusion of cutting-edge technology, 3D art, and electronic music, they craft immersive audiovisual experiences that challenge our understanding of identity and corporeality. Their recent collaboration with acclaimed pianist and composer Lubomyr Melnyk and cellist Julia Kent on "The End Of The World" garnered critical acclaim, including a notable performance at the Barbican Centre in London. Additionally, they are set to perform at the renowned Mutek festival in Montreal this August, further solidifying their position in the forefront of the art and experimental music scene.

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