Boomkat Product Review:
Breathless dance music for robots, produced on SuperCollider by Forces for Berlin’s ace Conditional label
Taking cues from Boston Dynamics prototype ‘dog’ bot, and the strange empathy humans feel towards a military creation that will probably kill you one day, Forces flips that idea on its bonce to posit and answer the question: “why can’t we make robots to rave and dance instead of fight our wars?”
Across nine tracks Forces supposes a music that would drive robots to the most dazzling feats of acrobatic expression, and likewise the more daring humans on the dancefloor. The results range from what sounds like double speed flashcore to next level takes on the hyper funk of VHS Head and the disruptive patterns of Rian Treanor.
We’ve genuinely wondered why the fuuck nobody has ever designed a dancing avatar that reacts in realtime to rhythm. We’d love to see what such a thing would do to this music.