What a Nirv! A YouTuber has used artificial intelligence to compose a fake "new" Nirvana song entitled Smother.

YouTuber Funk Turkey has previously used similar computer programming to compose ersatz AC/DC, Metallica and Nickelback songs.

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Mr Turkey (if that is, indeed, his real name) explained that he used lyrics.rip to "scrape the Genius Lyrics database" before using a Markov Chain, a stochastic model describing a sequence of possible events, to pen Nirvana-style lyrics.

He then performed, mixed and mastered the music and vocals "in my kitchen, on a sparkly red cheap Stratocaster, a crappy mic, and an old copy of ProTools". 

Mr Turkey added that he used drum programming on his fake Nirvana song, saying: "I know Dave Grohl hates computer drums but it's the best thing I got, soooo… Sorry Dave. I still love you.

"Vocals are doubled, slightly compressed, and run though an emulated reel-to-reel and tube saturation for a bit of extra warmth and grit," the YouTuber added about the recording and mastering process.

"Also [it’s] the first use of my new pop filter that my wife bought me for early father’s day. She’s the best."

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