Reproduce 'The Life of Pablo' without listening

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The distorted cover artwork by TOYOMU

IDEA: Produce an interpretation of unknown music; an album that's not yet available, to address the absence of music streaming services in Japan.

WHAT: An entire album called 印象III : なんとなく、パブロ (Imagining "The Life of Pablo") based on the expectation of what Kanye West’s 'The Life of Pablo' sounds like, without ever listening to the actual record. Samples sourced from WhoSampled and lyrics given on Genius were used to create a predictive interpretation. Including distorted album artwork.

WHY: An intriguing commentary on the reach of subscription-based music services. A distorted version of the unknown, which also challenges intellectual property.


VIA: #MakingWaves blog by #SOLOMusicGallery

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A screenshot of TOYOMU's Bandcamp website.

The original album cover artwork.