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Hello lovers of album art, and welcome to a quick post dedicated to distorting them. Using a model (deepdream) by our favorite overlords, google, and code from a really great tutorial, I have generated some (what I guess I will call) “surrealed” images. Enjoy.

Generally I work in R for the stuff I do here, but in this case used another, even more popular computing language, python. Python is a much more general purpose computing language than R (it currently powers reddit as well as a whole host of other websites and projects). Like R, it is free, and unlike R, google wrote their “deepdream” code in python and made their model to interact with python.

(Install Instructions: To install python, I recommend downloading Anaconda with this tutorial as a guide. It downloads python, as well as many popular packages, and gives you an easy way to install packages. Unfortunately, it is a fairly large download (>300 mb’s). After install you will need to install multiple packages. You can install most, and probably all of them if you open a “command prompt” and type this in the command line

conda install tensorflow, bs4, pil, io, requests, numpy, matplotlib, urllib

Many of those will be part of the Anaconda, but just in case, run the line. Once Anaconda is installed, you can run the IDE packaged with it, spyder, and run the code from my script, found here.)

My relationship with python is much like the relationship any of you have with that friend of your friend you really like: you wish you could spend more time with them. I don’t really know R, except I can do some stuff in it, but I definitely don’t know python, and I can do less stuff in it.

I only have a working understanding of what the deepdream model does and how this code works to generate distorted images, but I also do not know how a hammer is made. Most the code comes from, again, this excellent tutorial. In order to run my code, a few things need to be done. One, you need all the requisite packages installed which I listed in my “Install Instructions” section. Two, you need all the “.py” files in my repository to be dowloaded into a directory on your computer, preferrably in its own folder. Three, you need to open a python console, preferably through an IDE like spyder, and set the working directory to be the location of the script and other “.py” files. Four, you need to uncomment the line starting with “#inception5h.maybe_download()” by deleting the hashmark. This downloads the deepdream model from google. It is about 50 mb’s in size, so be wary of that if you want to run this. You should uncomment it after you’ve run the script once so that you do not redownload it. Finally, run the script. I suggest googling/youtubing how to do each step if you are unsure. Again, friend of a friend.

By default, this script, will load and manipulate the first five images in this post.  A random deepdream model and random pieces of the model is applied to each image. If you have a specific album you want run through this algorithm, change the following lines …

link = 'http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album/177963/Catapilla-Changes/' # set album link here
filename = 'catapilla_changes.jpg' # set name of file to write in the /images/ folder

… with “link” being the url to the album you want, and “filename” being the filename it will write, specifically into the “/images/” subfolder found in the current working directory.

Have a Sputacular Halloween!

Images:

heathen_victim

Heathen – Victims of Deception


 

jimihendrix_axis

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love


metallica_master

Metallica – Master of Puppets


 

pinkfloyd_wywh

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here


 

tool_10000

Tool – 10,000 Days



 

By Request:

stooges_funhouse

The Stooges – Fun House


akiyama_tulips

Akiyama / Carlsson / Nakamura / Olsson – in search of wild tulips


artery_gouging

Artery Eruption – Gouging Out Eyes of Mutilated Infants


kingcrimson_court

King Crimson – In The Court of King Crimson


agalloch_ashes

Agalloch – Ashes Against the Grain


lilwop_wopa3

Lil Wop – Wopavelli 3


chiefkeef_2017

Chief Keef – Two Zero One Seven


bjork_debut

Bjork – Debut


tomwaits_badasme

Tom Waits – Bad As Me


turnover_goodnature

Turnover – Good Nature


childish_becauseinternet

Childish Gambino – Because The Internet


marsvolta_noctourn

The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet


everything_gettoheaven

Everything Everything – Get To Heaven


katebush_hounds

Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love


theclash_st

The Clash – S/T


 

worldsend_last

World’s End Girlfriend – Last Waltz


usmaple_longhair

U.S. Maple – Long Hair in Three Stages


radiohead_inrainbows

Radiohead – In Rainbows


catapilla_changes

Catapilla – Changes


slint_spiderland

Slint – Spiderland


qotsa_likeclockwork

QOTSA – …Like Clockwork


naraleao_dezanos

nara leao – Dez Anos Depois


 

pigdest_terrifyer

Pig Destroyer – Terryfier


 

defeatedsan_passage

Defeated Sanity – Passages Into Deformity


 

shirosagisu_endofevangelion

Shiro Sagisu – The End of Evangelion


red_innocence

Red – Innocence and Instinct


snoop_bush

Snoop Dogg – Bush


 

neaera_letthetempest

Neaera – Let The Tempest Come





macman76
10.30.17
get your recs ready

Frippertronics
10.30.17
The Stooges - Fun House

macman76
10.30.17
heathen or stooges so far are best

hal1ax
10.30.17
Akiyama / Carlsson / Nakamura / Olsson - in search of wild tulips

Frippertronics
10.30.17
dude hell yeah

thanks

superluminals
10.30.17
Artery Eruption - Gouging Out Eyes of Mutilated Infants

macman76
10.30.17
lol

Frippertronics
10.30.17
hmm

King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King?

superluminals
10.30.17
in search of wild tulips is completely unrecognizable wtf

TVC15
10.30.17
Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

Dewinged
10.30.17
Bjork - Debut

Frippertronics
10.30.17
damn that looks sweet

would've thought Crimson King would've been a bit different but oh well

AdolfChrist
10.30.17
whoa, that Victims of Deception art.

superluminals
10.30.17
if i can do another one do

lil wop - wopavelli 3 '

pls

hal1ax
10.30.17
lol aww yea in search of wild tulips got fucked up..
the agalloch one looks cool

butcherboy
10.30.17
tom waits- bad as me.. please and thank you

McTime50
10.30.17
Turnover - Good Nature

The Story So Far - Self-Titled

Conmaniac
10.30.17
love the pink floyd one man. you should do Because the Internet for me as the vinyl version looks like a gif

macman76
10.30.17
bjork one is nice

Conmaniac
10.30.17
bjork one is rly good yeah.

butcherboy
10.30.17
hahaha, beautiful.. completes waits' transformation into an old barnacle.. thanks much!

AdolfChrist
10.30.17
I want macman to get even deeper into sput.

Dewinged
10.30.17
Whoa bjork turned out nicely

macman76
10.30.17
I'm technically not limited to album covers, I could do any image in the internet

Conmaniac
10.30.17
macman do ya trip often? or do ya just enjoy ~trippy~ art?

bloc
10.30.17
Man these look sick. If you look at the yellow dot in the center of the Heathen one, the pic looks like it's moving.

UniqueUniverse
10.30.17
Mars Volta - Nocturniquet

Sinternet
10.30.17
Everything everything - get to heaven

Toondude10
10.30.17
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

macman76
10.30.17
@bloc When I figured out how to do this, heathen was the first one I wanted to try

Satellite
10.30.17
spooky

the clash - s/t

Calc
10.30.17
trippy

World's End Girlfriend- Last Waltz

TVC15
10.30.17
Can you try this? https://s1.postimg.org/65g8efcdgf/unknown_2.jpg

macman76
10.31.17
I'll be able to do some more soonish if anyone wants more recs

Spluger
10.31.17
U.S. Maple - Long Hair in Three Stages
or
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone


RogueNine
10.31.17
Agalloch came out sweet.

MayhemWithMercy
10.31.17
The King Crimson and Bjork ones too.

TVC15
10.31.17
Oh yeah also try Radiohead's King of Limbs and/or Hail to the Theif

Drifter
10.31.17
You spelled thief wrong tvc

Drifter
10.31.17
Remember: I before e except after c

Drifter
10.31.17
Catapilla - Changes

macman76
10.31.17
mars volta becomes the mars wolves-a

macman76
10.31.17
code and descriptions are up

Frivolous
10.31.17
do slint - spiderland

neekafat
10.31.17
QotSA - Like Clockwork

macman76
10.31.17
Bjork is avi worthy

hal1ax
10.31.17
nara leao - Dez Anos Depois

AdolfChrist
10.31.17
Two im really curious about: Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer, Defeated Sanity - Passages Into Deformity

Frippertronics
10.31.17
one more on my end

Shiro Sagisu - The End of Evangelion (hopefully turns out better than Court)

macman76
10.31.17
updated
shiro one is nice

Toondude10
10.31.17
Red - Innocence & Instinct

AdolfChrist
10.31.17
The Defeated Sanity one looks pretty crazy.

Drifter
10.31.17
Snoop Dogg - Bush

AdolfChrist
10.31.17
One more? Neaera - Let the Tempest Come

RogueNine
10.31.17
Noctourniquet is beautiful. Definitely looks like wolves though.

neekafat
10.31.17
Mmmmmmm LC turned out so nice

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