Ronovo Ronove - 愚 O か T 悲 A な K 馬 U 鹿 (The First Open Source Vaporwave Album)


#1

I have been working on live coding a vaporwave set in Sonic Pi recently.
I finally have a 9 song set all worked out. Here is a video of the performance:

It got me thinking about creative release strategies, and I came up with this idea.
I can make all my Vaporwave releases Open Source Albums.
Basically, I create a git repo for each album.
-Each repo includes:
-A sample folder.
-A folder that has all the songs laid out in loops in separate files. All you have to do is run and play
-Another Branch off the master, that has all the starting live loops for each song, so that they can be
reconfigured and remixed as pleased, to fit your own A E S T H E T I C.
-I would create a remix folder, and allow others to commit to that remix folder with their own remixs of my
songs.

What do you guys think? Good Idea? Bad Idea? Worth a try?


#2

Here is the Repo I am currently using. It has nothing currently, but I will be adding at least this single, along with all the other samples, by the end of the day.

EDIT : The github is now set up with live_loops, individual song files, the full album runthrough, as well as links to the “visual album” version of the album. All the info should be in the Readme.


#3

Cool ideas - I like the idea of a git repo for each track. It might be interesting to explore a standard format to save/load compositions for sharing. IIRC each save in sonicpi editor is stored as a git commit, but no one has had time to do much with that yet.

In terms of remixes - why not just use branches or forks of the song ? Instead of having a separate folder it seems you could leverage git’s features. This could lead to cross polination from multiple remixes (branches) in the same repo - the possibilities are endless!

Have you promoted your work to https://www.reddit.com/r/Vaporwave/ ? (I’m subscribed there but don’t always catch everything that’s posted) It seems like the perfect home for your ideas


#4

Yeah. I have posted there. Getting up and down. Seems mostly encouraging, but it’s turmoil right now. It seems there’s an internal beef about the A E S T H E T I C S of 3D or some shit there. Subreddit drama. So there seems to be a lot of trolling happening. My original post in the producers feedback thread got completely buried underneath a flood of posts. But I’m going to continue pushing there.

I really like that idea. I wanted it in folders originally, in the master itself, and then just turn the whole project loose for anyone to fork off of. The master is protected, so I would have to approve the merge request, for quality control.

This is my first time really setting up a git repo from scratch, so I’m totally open to all suggestions. This is a new horizon for exploring afterall.

EDIT: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vaporwave/comments/7olz6j/so/?st=jc3wunm9&sh=9504081d (Reference for the drama)


#5

The idea is to keep a curated master branch that is a library of (currently just) my albums. But I envision a system of huge repos like a library, that allows people who start running with this idea to get exposure. I just first wanna try it on the scale of a single album. Once I get the next set/album ready, I’ll look into setting up the system to allow whole albums to forked off, and remix albums to be allowed to be committed back to master.

tl;dr : I wanna turn this into a label eventually.


#6

This is a great idea! I didn’t realize there were other vaporwavers on here. I want to get back to this eventually and take a shot at a remix. I’m a bit busy working on releases for a few vaporwave labels right now as well as a videogame project but when I have a chance later this year I’ll give it a go. I know this is an older post but did you ever turn this into a label? I think it could influence the structure of how other labels work.


#7

Lol. It’s really funny that you said that here. I"m actually on the verge of releasing the second album in the series, O T A K U 2, some time this weekend. I saw you followed me. Thanks for that! I’ll have the video up this weekend.

This new one has all editing and cutting done in sonic pi. Unlike this one, where I did a lot of processing and cutting in FL Studio before I put it in here.

Anyways, have my latest and greatest creation. :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

Awesome! Are you still planning on making it into a label?


#9

Yes. Eventually. I just need to sit down and set it up first. The problem is finding the time. :stuck_out_tongue:

But yes. The goal is this year, to convert that repo from a mess to a place that can be called a label. :slight_smile: