Chipstep Spacecore – an electronic music genre name generator for JanusNode

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To make this I visited the Wikipedia page List of electronic music genres and harvested the contents according to the following rules:

For genre names of two or more words, the final word is placed in the noun category, and previous words in the adjective category.

Genre names of one word which are not neologisms/compound words are placed in the noun category.

In the case of genre names of one word which are neologisms/compound words, the word is split into its composite parts; the first part is placed in the adjective category, the second in the suffix category. If the word is separated by a hyphen, the adjective keeps the hyphen. If the composite parts have lost some of their letters in the neologising process, those letters are returned to the composite parts.

Therefore I produced three files, one each for nouns, adjectives and suffixes.

Next I created a simple TextDNA file to be run in JanusNode (see which uses these files to generate names of electronic music genres. I later named it Chipstep Spacecore after an output which I particularly enjoy imagining.

You can download the files here. You will need JanusNode to run the generator. You will then need to put the ‘genre_adjs’, ‘genre_nouns’ and ‘genre_sufs’ files in the ‘Brain Food’ folder, and the ‘chipstep spacecore’ file in a new folder in the ‘TextDNA’ folder.

Here’s a sample output:

Nintendo electro-brega
Frenchdarkcore liquid beat
hardcore-industrial eurocore
Balaerichappy power-NRG
acousmatic music
symth-clash darkstep
ambient synthdrum and bass
deep-new house-techno
hardisolation newtempo
lap-euro indie-grind
J–dub dubdance
hardcore-garage house-core
electronic minimaltune
suomi-noise nu skoolindustrial
Eurohouse jungledisco
hard-K- Italotechno
cyber-Latin music-style
acid-music dance–techno
lowercasegabber trance-up
Euro-electro- 4x4trance
uplifting aggro music
handbag glitch
trance electro electronica
Florida disco
ambient breakhouse
euro hardglitch
housesynth house-pop
synthpower breakstep
ill speed breaks
dark electro-beat
hard-nu hardcorebass
K–trance drum and basspunk
hip microtrance
digital hi-breaks
big disco disco
deathvideo game dance-step
electro disco
cyber post- electronica
psyafro- house electronica
vocalimprovisation clash-breaks
acid ambient rock

I’ll take some euro hard glitch thankyouverymuch!


2 thoughts on “Chipstep Spacecore – an electronic music genre name generator for JanusNode

  1. Nice. You should use the “” command after ‘-‘; it’ll read better. Can I distribute your files with JanusNode please? thanx- Janus

    • Thanks. It would be an honour for Chipstep Spacecore to be distributed with JanusNode, you certainly can. Also, my friend is helping me to improve it – I’ll email you the updated files tomorrow. Great program btw.

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