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New Year's Switch

Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband recently released their ‘New Year’s messages’ full of platitude and hollow promise. I could see little to discern them, (though Cameron’s straight to camera style lends itself more to audiovisual abuse), and though I’ve covered the interchangeability of contemporary politicians before, I still wanted to see their words tumble out of each other’s mouths, just to see what it would look like.
So I enlisted the help of the wonderful Echonest API to first splice them along loosely musical lines, then created an algorithmically generated video remix based up the musical similarities of their voices.