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Meet Z-Machines, the robo-rockers!

Last updated on: June 27, 2013 09:47 IST

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Z-Machines, an all robot amazing band, made its live debut in a popular Tokyo club this Monday in front of an eager audience of curious onlookers.

 

According to digitaltrends.com, the band is the creation (literally) of Yoichiro Kawaguchi, an IT professor at the University of Tokyo, and mechanical designer Naofumi Yonetsuka, and is made up of drummer Ashura (with a sound that, according to Yonetsuka, is "the equivalent of four people playing drums"), keyboard player Cosmo, and guitarist Mach.

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Image: A member of the robot rock band Z-Machines, guitarist Mach, performs during the band's debut live concert in Tokyo
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Supervised by Japanese artists and creators, Z-Machines were developed to realise the cutting edge party scene by featuring the guitarist robot with 78 fingers and 12 picks.

The drummer robot with 21 sticks and a keyboard player robot that can flash multi-layered beams from its eyes, enabling 'transcendental music performance'.

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Image: Members of the robot rock band Z-Machines, guitarist Mach (C), keyboardist Cosmo (L) and drummer Ashura perform during the band's debut live concert
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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The robot trio played to around 100 people, and were accompanied on stage by Japanese singers Amo and Ayamo of girl duo AMOYAMO.

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Image: Members of the robot rock band Z-Machines, guitarist Mach (C), keyboardist Cosmo (L) and drummer Ashura perform with dancers
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However, Z-Machines are not the first robotic band to try and take the musical world by the storm.

Compressorhead are another mechanical musical trio that made headlines after their bassist was completed in 2012. While Z-Machines are currently focusing on electronic and techno, Compressorhead are all about the heavy metal: and, like Z-Machines, they come complete with advanced head-banging technology.

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Image: Robot rock band Z-Machines' drummer Ashura performs during the band's debut live concert
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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