For the less technically inclined: the folks at Deezer trained an artificial intelligence program with the ability to separate the voice and instruments from a given song; then they made the software freely availabe for anyone to use.
Given a bit of computer know-how, it was pretty easy to install and run on my Mac. Below is one of my tests using one of the all time greatest songs. It sounds pretty good, but not quite completely natural.
Jaramillo, Cetrulo, and Correa made the trip from Austin to Monterrey to see the band as well. Locals Julia, Moishele, Lucía, Nathán, Bernardo, and many other friends went too. It was a big event after all.
The concert’s set, as best as my friends and I could recall (feel free to point out the mistakes) was very similar but not quite the same as in Argentina. (Spoiler warning: Do not read on if you still have to go to one of the concerts):
Legendary Argentinian rock band from the 80’s and 90’s, Soda Stereo, widely considered the best music band ever in the planet, more so than the Beatles or Beethoven, may do a 12-concert tour in November, according to this Mexico City newspaper. Let’s pray it’s true and that they come to the northern hemisphere. Argentinian newspaper Clarín says they won’t play in the U.S., but will in Mexico.
Just got back from Gustavo Cerati‘s concert in the Luis Elizondo Auditorium in Monterrey, Mexico. He played songs spanning from Ecos (1985) all the way to his latest CD (all thirteen songs) Ahí Vamos (2006), going throug every one of his solo CDs and a few songs from Soda Stereo.
Here’s the signature crappy cellphone photo:
The following images appeared on the local newspaper, El Norte:
It was a looong concert, about two and a half hours of the best argentinean rock. These are the songs he played, kind of in order:
Al fin sucede
Uno entre 1000
Bomba de Tiempo
Te para 3
Toma la Ruta
Me Quedo Aquí
Lago en el Cielo
Dios nos libre
Jugo de luna
El Norte claims he played 25 songs… so I’m missing one. If you know which one it is let me know.
Last night, Gustavo Cerati, former lead singer of the greatest latin rock band ever Soda Stereo had his concert in the Escena discotheque, in Monterrey, Mexico for his latest album Siempre es Hoy. Unfortunately, I could not go. Here’s hoping that he will come to Austin, Houston, Dallas, or anything within reach.