“electronica with phases of shivering ominousness and chilly doubt but also spells of receptive wide eyed wonder” – PROG
Celebrating the release of his new album ‘AFR AI D’, MariuszDuda unveils a spectacularly shot new video for ‘I Love To Chat With You’.
Directed by Oskar Szramka and produced by both Szramka and MariuszDuda the video is a poignant cinematic look into an intimate and slightly ominous subject, that could well become a reality for many in ‘I Love To Chat With You’.
Multi-faceted in its approach ‘AFR AI D’ explores the many different aspects of AI. ‘I Love To Chat With You’ turns the gaze to the possibility of having a relationship with artificial intelligence and what that might look like. Using ChatGPT as it’s protagonist the track was inspired by the cult classic sci-fi romance story of Theodore Twombly as Mariusz elaborates on below:
The title “I Love to Chat with You” is obviously a reference to ChatGPT which, in 2023, put artificial intelligence in mainstream. Musically, I wanted “AFR AI D” to have its own… electronic love song. The main inspiration for it was Spike Jonze’s 2013 film called “HER”. Perhaps you can call love by different names but it’s a little frightening when it is called “AI”.
Musically the track features cascading arpeggios with ethereal vocals and gentle piano that could reflect the bliss of falling in love or the eternal longing for a human relationship with a machine.
Mariusz Duda has always been fascinated by the telling of a story, idea or concept.
His new solo record looks at the growing commodification of AI and specifically with artificial intelligence entering the mainstream.
Using the notion of ChatGPT and Midjourney and the increasing use of deep fakes as a springboard, ‘AFR AI D’ explores these interesting and forward thinking theories musically just as much as it does conceptually.
The album is available in a variety of formats that include Limited edition Magenta coloured vinyl LP, CD, LP and Digital.
Mariusz Duda is a Polish musician, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. The leader of the progressive rock band Riverside, and the founder of the solo project Lunatic Soul. His musical interests span from rock and metal, through pop and folk, to electronic and ambient music.