There's been some chitter-chatter about this guy in other threads but given his excellent new album Slide and the fact that even Pitchfork is paying attention I think its time he got his own dedicated thread. My introduction was the virtua.zip album he released under his vaporwave moniker ESPRIT 空想, which led to a really cool moment when I listened to 100% Electronica and realized that the dude was just sampling his own stuff, something that's gotta be pretty rare in this genre. Anyone else a fan???
― frogbs, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link
huge fan of both fenkadelic and porliament here
― my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link
I kept confusing him with Clarence Clarity for some reason.
― MarkoP, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link
Is he anything more than George Clinton in a Belfast accent?
― Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:48 (one year ago) link
I'm a fan and I took the same route as you frogbs
― calstars, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link
I absolutely adore 'Bleed', and wish his other stuff gave me the same hit
― Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 7 September 2018 05:29 (one year ago) link
I really like the new album, some parts of it are so Loveless
― ufo, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link
here are two really great songs added to the Bad Dreams remaster. I get "Dance Yrself Clean" vibes from the first one. Though it's maybe a better song
― frogbs, Friday, 7 September 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link
man 200% Electronica is so good. maybe one of the most addictive vaporwave albums I've ever heard. this tune in particular has a real jaw dropping moment in it
― frogbs, Thursday, 31 January 2019 15:12 (one year ago) link
I really enjoyed it the first time I heard it but it has paid diminishing returns for some reason. Probably listener error
― calstars, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:32 (one year ago) link
hah it was kinda like that for me, the 1st time I thought it was brilliant, then the next few times it felt a bit bland, then I shelved it for a month and when I came back it suddenly sounded amazing again
― frogbs, Thursday, 31 January 2019 17:41 (one year ago) link
grew up with this dude. very cool to see him getting some attention.
― dynamicinterface, Friday, 1 February 2019 01:53 (one year ago) link
lmao he's collabing with the dude from 311 now
bring on the full LP this rules
― frogbs, Thursday, 26 September 2019 19:59 (ten months ago) link
man how did i miss this news a year ago!!
horrible insomnia last night, just wrecked this morning at 5:30am killing a whole french press and then learning about this album's existence and feeling great, listening and now feeling even better
― Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:18 (one week ago) link
actually this kinda sucks unfortunately
― Vapor waif (uptown churl), Monday, 27 July 2020 19:36 (one week ago) link
I listened in full yesterday. His slowed down beats are really grating on me these days, even though I love a lot of the old Esprit stuff. Somehow the sound quality of the beats seems degraded in a way that I haven’t noticed in a lot of other slowed tracks by other artists. (The slide album also suffers from this...is it just me?)I do like the Topanga state of mind track and Time of Wandering, can kind of take or leave the rest.
― calstars, Monday, 27 July 2020 20:18 (one week ago) link
― calstars, Monday, 27 July 2020 20:24 (one week ago) link
i loved this album, especially with the reason heat wave
― nxd, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 14:00 (five days ago) link
Love what he does, can’t stomach more than two songs of his at a time. I don’t think I’d play a full album of his ever but in small doses I love it.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 09:24 (four days ago) link