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In ‘We Are the Robots: The Voyage of the Vocoder’, Tom Eames gives a brief history of various robotic styles of singing since the dawn of popular music, from the vocoder, talk boxes and Auto Tuning, featuring clips of many tracks from various genres.

Tracklisting:
Styx – Mr Roboto / Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger / Henry Blair – Sparkys Magic Piano
Wendy Carlos – March from a Clockwork Orange
Sly Stone – Sex Machine
Bruce Haack – Electric To Me Turn
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Kraftwerk – The Robots
Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock / Grandmaster Flash – Scorpio / Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop
Chromeo – Woman Friend / Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger / Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Henry Blair – Sparkys Magic Piano
(Clip from ‘You’ll Find Out’)
Stevie Wonder – Close to You
Cher – Believe
Kanye West – Love Lockdown
Bon Iver – Woods / Imogen Heap – Hide & Seek / Paul McCartney – Feet in the Clouds
Deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff
T-Pain feat. Barack Obama – Obama Auto-Tuned

Photo: Alan Brown

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