ArrBee Sound drops a spooky AI music video for 'Zombies in Little Tokyo'
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ArrBee Sound drops a spooky AI music video for ‘Zombies in Little Tokyo’

Waving off the Halloween season, ArrBee Sound drops his acid house track, Zombies in Little Tokyo, inspired by B-Grade horror films.

ArrBee Sound has just released an eerie, demonic and dystopian music video for his track, Zombies in Little Tokyo, from his latest EP with the same name. As a kid, he would spend hours playing and mixing records together and for the past 15 years, he’s made a career out of it, taking his multi-instrumentalist, electronic musician self around Sydney. As a strong tool for his creativity, he experiments and masters the use of artificial intelligence within his musical visual creations.

The AI animation that ArrBee Sounds created for the Zombies in Little Toyko music video, was made using deforum stable diffusion. The AI was given prompts in text form, and in return, gave ArrBee and artist Sa1nt Denis up to 1000 frames of any given prompt. Prompts could be changed at any frame, e.g., at frame 100 “zombie starts to eat brains”. Sa1nt Denis brainstormed the prompts and gave the art its distinctive 80s pulp vibe, adding to the already synth-laden horror flick tropes. 

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Prompt examples from Sa1nt Denis: 

   100: “Zombies hand from the grave in the Little Tokyo cemetery with dark by Patrick Nagel, night dark, magic light, atmospheric, 80s style”,

    150: “coffin opens, zombie rises”,

    200: “closeup Zombies walking Little Tokyo cemetery streets with moon with dark by Patrick Nagel, night dark, magic light, atmospheric, 80s style”,

    250: “moon transforms into brain, zombie eats brain”,

    300: “Zombie attack Little Tokyo cemetery streets with dark by Patrick Nagel, night dark, magic light, atmospheric, 80s style”

Below is the result of the AI, Arrbee Sound’s vision and Sa1nt Denis, all coming together to collaborate and form something beautiful out of some prompts.

ArrBee Sound and Sa1nt Denis collaborated together to stitch about 5000 frames together to create this evolving AI-generated music video. In celebration of the release, Sa1nt Denis and Arrbee Sounds have collaborated on a limited edition of 100 Zombies avatar NFTs.

Using AI as a way to bring non-human entities and concepts into his visual world, ArrBee is able to effortlessly and efficiently create with the assistance of the algorithm’s ginormous data set. The acid house exploration through his EP, Zombies in Little Tokyo was inspired by ArrBee purchasing a colossal stompy bass and diving head-first into some B-grade horror films. In hopes to create a soundtrack perfect for a Halloween Party, he spent hours twiddling with the synth sounds and trying to embody the feelings of suspense and fear that you get from watching horror. With the atmospheric synths in John Carpenter’s films and big squelchy basslines from The Evil Dead soundtrack guiding him, he began to produce a few slow, hypnotic beats and then fattened them up with some eerie synths and effects.

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ArrBee Sounds shared some of his behind-the-scenes inspiration from the top 10 horror films that he believes changed the industry, have a look below and if you didn’t do a Halloween Movie marathon this year, these are some classics you can’t miss! 

The Exorcist 

The Exorcist changed the horror movie industry by bringing a new level of realism to the genre. Before the exorcist, horror movies were mostly based on supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves. The exorcist brought the horror genre into the realm of the real by depicting a young girl who is possessed by a demon. This new level of realism scared and horrified audiences and led to a new wave of horror movies that were based on real-life events.

The Silence of the Lambs 

The Silence of The Lambs is considered by many to be one of the best horror movies of all time. It changed the horror movie industry by popularizing the serial killer genre and setting a new standard for suspenseful and frightening films. It popularized the serial killer as the primary antagonist and changed the perception of women in horror movies.

Rosemary’s Baby 

It is difficult to say how exactly Rosemary’s Baby changed the horror movie industry. However, it is safe to say that the movie had a significant impact on the genre. Rosemary’s Baby was one of the first horror movies to focus on psychological terror, rather than physical scares. The movie was also one of the first to feature a female protagonist. These elements would become increasingly common in horror movies over the next few decades.

The Shining

The Shining is considered by many to be one of the greatest horror movies of all time. It was directed by Stanley Kubrick and released in 1980. The movie was based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The Shining changed the horror movie industry by popularizing the use of jump scares. It grossed over $44 million at the box office and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Alien 

The release of Alien in 1979 changed the horror movie industry by popularizing the concept of the “monster movie.” Although notably, the monster is rarely seen, adding to the thrillz and chillz. Prior to Alien, horror movies tended to focus on human villains, such as vampires, werewolves, and zombies. However, the success of Alien demonstrated that audiences were interested in seeing movies that featured non-human monsters. This trend continued in the 1980s with the release of movies like The Thing, Aliens, and Predator. The original Alien movie was a game-changer for the horror industry. It introduced a new type of monster that was unlike anything that had been seen before. It also showed that horror movies could be successful at the box office.

Psycho/Halloween

The release of Psycho in 1960 is generally considered to be the beginning of the modern horror movie genre. The film’s success ushered in a new era of more graphic and violent horror films, which became known as the “slasher” genre… Cue Mike Mayers and Halloween – Halloween essentially created the slasher subgenre and popularized many of the tropes now associated with horror films. It was also one of the first films to be released in the now-standard October release window for horror films.

ArrBee Sound has crafted his work with such precision and engagement within the atmosphere and mood of the world of horror, with a strong desire to create soundscapes inspired by these horror tropes, and recontextualized visually within his own creative world and the endless possibility of AI.

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