This music video uses industrial robots as stand-in musicians – The Verge

Nigel Stanford is a New Zealand musician who creates sound experiments using mechanics and technology. The music video for the title track on his new album, Automatica, was made by two thin orange boys: industrial robots.

Or, well, it looks like it was made by the robots. In fact, the robots aren’t playing the music you can hear — instead, a combination of special effects and sped-up footage was used to make it look like they are. Stanford told The Verge that the video is essentially a performance, although the music was specifically written to sound like something the robots could play.

You can enjoy the full video above, or check out some behind-the-scenes footage below:

Update October 9th, 3:30AM ET: The post has been updated to clarify that the robots in the music video are not actually playing the music you can hear.

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