“Alpha Go” is the latest song to be released from Brooklyn based electronic duo, Shanghai Restoration Project (SRP) from their new album R.U.R.. The record was self-produced and recorded on their own in New York over the last year.
When speaking about the track the duo said, “Alpha Go’ is a tribute to the recent defeat of the world’s top Go player by a Google developed AI. The song assembles a match between two melodies, an airy and abstract one representing AI and a more intense and emotional one representing humans. The abstract melody, steady paced but taking sharp turns with nimble precision, is delivered by a computer manipulated female human voice. The emotional melody, jittery and reactive to the challenging chords of the AI voice, is channeled through a piano played with skillful yet frustrated hands.”