I’m happy to announce here, the launch of a new project Rack Dive Records and Rack Dive Volume One.
Rack Dive Records is a space for me to release specially crafted compilation albums of pieces created with VCV Rack from various artists.
I’m kicking the whole thing off with a simple Bandcamp page. I’m interested to see where it goes.
UPDATE…Almost forgot…huge shout out to all the artists who agreed to part of Volume 1!!!
Why am I doing this?
1 - Largely, to feed back to the community something other than my own work.
2 - A lot of the Rack community and its posts are about Rack education and geeking out on the tech (which I love by the way!). Rack Dive is about the listening experience. Great pieces of music. No how to’s, interface visuals, or technique explanations.
3 - I noticed that I was finding a lot of Rack experiments buried deep in artists youtube channels that besides being great to learn from, I loved listening to them. Whilst putting together Volume One I felt as if I was unearthing curious hidden gems. The process was really very exciting.
4 - To get all these pieces in one accessible place. On the most basic level this is just a really cool playlist.
5 - To develop as an art curator. I think I have a lot of criticisms regarding ‘art curation’ but I’m not sure how to express it yet. It’s a presumptuous type of job to take on, arranging others work in an attempt to create a new cohesive atmosphere. I understand why artists have beef with curators. Either way, I’m interested exploring it. More to come on this subject.