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The impressive technological demonstration in the form of a certain Vocaloid characters legendary holographic performance has been upstaged in Tokyo with the debut of Z-Machines, a completely robotic band that plays music with the scary sort of soul that makes us question the ghost in the machine.
The musical group Z-Machines, made up of three Japanese robots, gave its first concert Monday at a popular club in downtown Tokyo to dozens of spectators and a large number of media outlets.
Behind this “music of the future” project, sponsored by a well-known liquor brand, is Yoichiro Kawaguchi, IT professor at the University of Tokyo, and designer Naofumi Yonetsuka, who specializes in mechanical creations.
The latter created the android guitarist and also the drummer, which with its six arms is capable of banging away on 22 different percussion points.
“What Ashura plays is the equivalent of four people playing drums,” Yonetsuka said during the concert at the Liquid Room.
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