Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Music?

From 12tone. AI is making music now. Should we be scared? So… have you heard of JukeBox? It’s a new AI that not only writes songs in the style of various artists, but performs them too. It’s the closest computers have ever come to replacing the role of a real musician. Should we be scared?…

Understanding Call Me

From 12tone. The 80s were a wild time for music, with new technologies bringing new, experimental approaches of music to the forefront, and one of the most enduring bands of that New Wave movement was the legendary Blondie. They pushed the envelope in lots of different ways, challenging the very idea of what a pop…

Understanding Behind Blue Eyes

From 12tone. Is this really the first 12tone video about The Who? Geez, I really should’ve got on that sooner. Anyway, The Who were one of the most influential bands in the 70s rock scene, bringing a level of virtuosity to their playing that few of their peers could match. They’ve had lots of hits,…

Understanding White Rabbit

From 12tone. The Psychedelia movement of the late ’60s was one of the most exciting, innovative periods in rock history, and while lots of great songs came out of it, few capture its spirit better than White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane’s tribute to Alice In Wonderland. It’s dark, mysterious, and driving, creating a profound, powerful effect…

Understanding Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

From 12tone. The 2004 release of American Idiot marked a huge change for Green Day. They were already a big deal, but American Idiot transformed them into superstars. A concept album about coming of age in the America of the early 2000s, it was both more ambitious and more complex than anything they’d done up…

Understanding Heart-Shaped Box

From 12tone. When it came time to write the follow-up album to Nevermind, Nirvana decided they were done playing games. In Utero is a hard-hitting, vulnerable, angry, noisy, personal album, one that couldn’t care less about marketability, and one of its most intimate songs is also one of its most well-known: Heart-Shaped Box. It tells…