vaporwave and deriative products

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http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/album/floral-shoppe

have been listening for the last couple of minutes... and maybe i'm too eager but now i'm thinking :finally. a break from my boredom after a few months of going nowhere.

Sébastien, Thursday, 8 November 2012 15:56 (eight years ago) link

i'll just paste a bunch of links i copied from a thread on 4chan before it expired, makes it easier to check out later

vaporwave goes hard as fuck . love this stuff .
http://ailanthusrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/soft-season
http://www.sunsetcorp.org/
http://internetclubdotcom.angelfire.com/
http://vektroid.bandcamp.com/

http://soundcloud.com/yungyachtmusic/recording-4-17-12-5-54-45-pm

http://crystalmagic.bandcamp.com/album/high-fashion-mood-music/

http://www.mumu.io/player/vaporwave

It's appropriating the globalised capitalist commodified aesthetic (specifically of 1980s/90s East Asia, Japan) to mock the vacuity of its art products in order to create a criterion of the kind of society we live in today (the post-internet late capitalist bazaar)

http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/

Post-internet is a term that is used to describe a new media art scene active in the past few years. The most important portal for such is Tumblr. These circles spawn visual new media art trash and microgenres like hypnagogic pop, seapunk and vaporwave, which is what you're listening to. Vaporwave is an aesthetic built around corporate culture glorification, 80's/90's early internet era and exploring the uncanny.

It's all very post-modern by nature, and is based on exploring alternative mediums and surreal ways of expression. Substance and the end result are valued over values like composition and production.

Sébastien, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:03 (eight years ago) link

Post-internet

wolves lacan, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:14 (eight years ago) link

im taking credit for coining the term 'vaporwave' with this tweet, retweeted by nullsleep who is a well-known player in the new media scene

Anime Mann (diamonddave85), Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:18 (eight years ago) link

i'll just paste a bunch of links i copied from a thread on 4chan

lol

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:18 (eight years ago) link

uh who is to blame for this oneohtrix ferraro such a shame

wolves lacan, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:22 (eight years ago) link

post-lacan

am0n, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:58 (eight years ago) link

(don't be afraid of 4chan) Sébastien is going to get you fired with (some of) those links (post more)

wolves lacan, Thursday, 8 November 2012 19:05 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

here i go again, just dumping stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjhHPzK6enE
http://i.imgur.com/mhOOtlz.png

So what makes vaporwave, slowed vocal, pop capitalism muzak, something else?
As there's a lot of pretty much identical music being produced. Then a bunch of stuff that sounds nothing like the rest but is kind of vaporwave-ish.

*incoming dump codename GYROS*

Chuck Person's Eccojams
Farside Virtual
Fuji Grid TV
Replica
Floral Shoppe
1976 DISKO
Fashion Island

http://i.imgur.com/8rwuXEH.jpg

virtual help desk

i thought vape wave was done with...
metro-ko took it's place in like septemberish?
metro > vape all day every day bay bay

I wouldn't be making metro-ko were it not for Chuck Person and New Dreams LTD.
http://i.imgur.com/f9z4ige.png

this and mediafired - Pathway Through Whatever are my favs of the whole vaporwave/eccojams thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlug8QDIDZg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qg-LAbsURY

http://i.imgur.com/QhosKCl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QSGJbgA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pf1cJ3i.jpg

>tfw no blank banshee acid

Sébastien, Sunday, 27 January 2013 00:06 (seven years ago) link

wack

the late great, Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:34 (seven years ago) link

it's part of it, yes.
http://www.mediafire.com/vaporwave

Sébastien, Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:56 (seven years ago) link

chuck person eccojams are legit

pull up to the shrink with my feelings missing (m bison), Sunday, 27 January 2013 03:27 (seven years ago) link

i'm not sure exactly what is going on here but i like it

ramblin' evil mushroom (clouds), Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:21 (seven years ago) link

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/37/14/3714586732-1.gif

Mordy, Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:30 (seven years ago) link

i'm not sure exactly what is going on here but i like it

― ramblin' evil mushroom (clouds), Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:21 (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

why can't he just sing normally, unmannered and natural? (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 27 January 2013 08:15 (seven years ago) link

i cd listen to this stuff for days, don't know if this is indicative of a problem with me or what.

why can't he just sing normally, unmannered and natural? (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 27 January 2013 08:17 (seven years ago) link

Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.

Mordy, Sunday, 27 January 2013 15:13 (seven years ago) link

feels like cyber witch house

乒乓, Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:53 (seven years ago) link

less gothy witch house

乒乓, Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:53 (seven years ago) link

ah there it is . http://metrophone.bandcamp.com/
right now i know nothing about it

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 04:51 (seven years ago) link

sebastien, do u just listen or do u also make music?

Mordy, Monday, 28 January 2013 04:52 (seven years ago) link

this juche album is super pretty

Mordy, Monday, 28 January 2013 04:54 (seven years ago) link

i am not making music right now. haven't recorded anything since, hehe, sounds weird since it was another tech time and etc but i gave up recording stuff after reading a review of Sparklehorse – Good Morning Spider , in a time when reading was listening for broke ppl. ehhe. it had nothing to do with what i was doing, eh, it was more like ariel pink's impression of charlotte gainsbourg weird stuff. i was disturbing myself. before that i had a few dat of intl. quality noise tracks still lying somewhere. plus i have a show of late gov.alpha in there too. lots of space on those DATs. i made some images recently in a pains style, and have downloaded audacity so who knows.

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 05:30 (seven years ago) link

DATs. might as well say i will never listen to that stuff again and it's ok.
listening to http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=guZueuki4-Q linked upthread. missed it first time around, nice vid

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 05:51 (seven years ago) link

meshes of the afternoon meets overeager sales pitch

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 05:54 (seven years ago) link

a lot of the vapor stuff feels so transient and inconsequential which i imagine is by design but leaves me feeling very unfulfilled after long listening session - like i've just been sold a timeshare that doesn't exist

Mordy, Monday, 28 January 2013 05:55 (seven years ago) link

yeah, and if some artists feels more "hook" generous" it must be a particularity from the listener's point of view but overall you are right. it's a monotonous rumination that is timely and i particularly like that it has a certain rebellious philosophy at heart. it is with self-awareness that it creates a space where certain concepts can be made to be used for the next "genre".

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 06:14 (seven years ago) link

i must add : i am interested in listener generated perceptions of hooks and also i am drunk : apology of an unfaithful culture consumerist

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 06:27 (seven years ago) link

http://soundcloud.com/yorkmorgan/zoe
http://i.imgur.com/cL3vG26.jpg
fuck off with this forced bullshit
http://metro-ko.tumblr.com/#41223466804

Christ this is so pretentious.

You guys notice shit like Vaporwave,
Chillwave, Seapunk and other stupid trends that come and go and try to hop on by making up some bullshit new genre.

There are already dozens of bands that make droney type music that fits this "aesthetic", but you faggots don't even care about that. It's like Witch House, album art, pretentious naming and the "lifestyle" of the music comes before the actual music.

You are no better than those kids who start a band and don't actually write any songs.

and yeah, this is gimmicky as fuck, but there's definitely potential in the music if people stop rushing effortless shit out.

The problem is that the music is an afterthought. The people who post in these threads clearly just want to be relevant and if the genre did get big (and then die out very quickly like all these genres) they could say "I was part of that". Music should be made because you feel right making it and natural, not because you have to fit into some requirements that some guy on /mu/ told you it has to be.

That is true, but I imagine people will calm down and spend more time and effort on their tracks soon. Just here in the beginning people are eager to try, and want to get stuff out as quickly as possible.

*********
nobody even knows what metro-ko is

right now it's just "vaguely city feeling electronic music"
****************** That made me think of a thread i have saw recently-ish, that i thought i had saved, about city driving electronic music feel or something... basically it was about techno. can't find the keywords to find it. ilx enhanced suite.

the way i see it, the genre will die out as fast as vaporwave does unless somebody makes an extremely creative well thought out and interesting album that actually evokes emotion. i'd actually be interested in hearing something like that.

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 08:03 (seven years ago) link

The problem is that the music is an afterthought.

mistaking the problem for a feature

Hermann Hesher (Noodle Vague), Monday, 28 January 2013 09:16 (seven years ago) link

wd do a "T/S vaporwave vs influential albums" thread but imaginary dichotomies

Hermann Hesher (Noodle Vague), Monday, 28 January 2013 09:18 (seven years ago) link

hat made me think of a thread i have saw recently-ish, that i thought i had saved, about city driving electronic music feel or something... basically it was about techno.

this one?
Recommend me some FUTURISTIC, METROPOLITAN TECHNO

ramblin' evil mushroom (clouds), Monday, 28 January 2013 17:27 (seven years ago) link

less gothy witch house

What is the point of less gothy witch house?

Bel-Air the Fresh Prince, sitting in a chair (DJP), Monday, 28 January 2013 17:43 (seven years ago) link

says the goth

Hermann Hesher (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 00:07 (seven years ago) link

less gothy witchhouse = house?

crüt, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:16 (seven years ago) link

clouds, that's the one. thank you!

Sébastien, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:37 (seven years ago) link

ya this is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCt_VV4_Nf4

ramblin' evil mushroom (clouds), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 18:07 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

vaporwave deriviative product very early in it's alpha phase : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_cringe pickling. proof of concept no.1 named "low hanging fruits" : "It's Gonna Rain"-esque minimalist musical juxtaposition of beatles hits rip-off by "exotic" bands with the original real deal.

proof of concept no.2 : same recipe as no.1 but applied to ccr bad moon rising and les cyniques ah si j'étais milionnaire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZgV0_746Ng
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Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:08 (seven years ago) link

ah si j'aurais de l'argent / I hear hurricanes ablowing

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:20 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/mjruQWN.jpg

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:10 (seven years ago) link

how is this going to work unless you are from the cultural cringe culture and know which part of that culture to recontextualise?

>>
Anon

well yeah, where are you my people?

but seriously, i know this thread is somewhat of a shot in the dark but the innenets is known to be a hub of many cultures . who knows, maybe you are a native french speaker and so am i and here we are communicating in english because it is the thing that is expected of us do in this context.

that said, it is possible that you have lights to shine on what is happening in other cultures than your own: i bet most post-colonial studies was written by straight white guys who speaks english badot dot dot

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:58 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5ky5ClIjL8
you know what i am talking about so let's make an exhaustive list right here

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:02 (seven years ago) link

ok now im on another trip i rather like that honest cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3EC9vgUONE

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:20 (seven years ago) link

"honest" ... made me think of em "yéyé" again, that i still don't know that much about; i think they were received a notch above novelty songs, like a therapeutical gesture, most of the pop not knowing english it must have been a nice way to engage with that "collective energy"/ marketing and release it in a way ; in a jokey way or whatever

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:47 (seven years ago) link

visualizing gainsbourg ironically unnerving the crowd to get em to toss some cash money on the stage and picking it all up very much unironically because he was poor, and mumbling to himself "so this is what they like ... i'll give em some more, then."

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 08:03 (seven years ago) link

increasingly enjoying these alternate universe projections of my own teenagerhood by people who were babies at the time.

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 25 February 2013 03:29 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

There's so much of this stuff (the music that the thread was originally about, not the other types of derivativeness immediately above) that it's hard to know what's noteworthy, but I like this comp: http://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-the-now-age

Dan I., Thursday, 14 March 2013 05:57 (seven years ago) link

have no clue what the music sounds like but man this vinyl looks sick

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0017598306_10.jpg

frogbs, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:05 (one year ago) link

Ha yeah, it looks even better in real life: https://www.instagram.com/p/B6_JgMfHlOC/

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:41 (one year ago) link

Cat Corp seems like a really nice guy but I can definitely take or leave the majority of his stuff including this. Interesting conceptually but not really something I’d put on

calstars, Monday, 6 January 2020 22:16 (one year ago) link

yeah idk how much I'd actually listen to it, just would be cool to have hanging on my wall honestly

frogbs, Monday, 6 January 2020 22:25 (one year ago) link

https://noproblematapes.bandcamp.com/track/--58

calstars, Saturday, 18 January 2020 13:43 (one year ago) link

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marbloid/id1207773612

Vwave: the game ?

calstars, Friday, 24 January 2020 17:49 (eleven months ago) link

https://plaza.one/

...and a radio station

calstars, Saturday, 25 January 2020 15:54 (eleven months ago) link

I got my copy of new vaporwave music archives today, it is a very cool thing

ncxkd, Saturday, 1 February 2020 20:29 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

This looks interesting


Coming soon...!#NobodyHere #StoryOfVaporwave pic.twitter.com/hUGuCXL9mF

— The Story of Vaporwave (@NobodyHere_Film) February 25, 2020

calstars, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:48 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Today, Lopatin acknowledged the 'release' of 'Collected Echoes,' the precursor to Eccojams!

https://www.discogs.com/Chuck-Person-Collected-Echoes-2004-2008/release/14863387

I was going to put the echoes supermixes up to celebrate 10 years since eccojams v1, but someone did it already 😭 ENJOY https://t.co/ddsdQ5Ap66

— opn (@0PN) March 24, 2020

calstars, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 00:18 (nine months ago) link

Nice!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:05 (nine months ago) link

lush!

nxd, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:29 (nine months ago) link

Last night on a twitch stream there were a number of classic era luminaries online: st Pepsi, Vek, Luxury Elite, James and Tech from deaths dynamic shroud, and equip...nice to see the scene together like that, even if it was URL and not IRL

ncxkd, Monday, 30 March 2020 12:48 (nine months ago) link

Do you know the name of the Twitch channel?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 March 2020 13:11 (nine months ago) link

yeah i'd like to see that

frogbs, Monday, 30 March 2020 13:24 (nine months ago) link

https://www.twitch.tv/bellestardust/videos/all

Should temper your expectations by saying that it was just a text chat room ... Still cool though

ncxkd, Monday, 30 March 2020 13:27 (nine months ago) link

식료품groceries is doing a livestream of his 2019 live set on insta atm

calstars, Saturday, 4 April 2020 02:14 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

SPF 420 is streaming a stacked lineup right now, inc. Saint Pepsi, Death's Dynamic Shroud, Kero Kero Bonito. http://syncup.world/

J. Sam, Monday, 20 April 2020 23:11 (eight months ago) link

Dream Catalogue online festival on May 2.


Livewire Festival, a livestreamed event from @dream_catalogue and @vapormemory. We are raising money for the NHS, supporting the amazing and essential work they are doing during these crazy times. I hope you can join us 😁 pic.twitter.com/6FjwE6soDU

— Remember (@remember4802) April 21, 2020

ncxkd, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 22:00 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

https://soundcloud.com/yung-chomsky/goodbye-silicon-valley

treeship., Friday, 3 July 2020 16:31 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

https://noproblematapes.bandcamp.com/track/luxury-sedan

some golden era (2015) cat system Corp for your pleasure, from the Audi album. The sample is from delegation’s 1983 jam “it’s your turn”

https://youtu.be/RZritl5yij0

ncxkd, Sunday, 20 September 2020 21:21 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://youtu.be/nv9K_nqF94o

18 carat affair - 7 pm

ncxkd, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 22:30 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Mesh has mad OG cred. Favorite thing of his is his half of ロストエデンへのパス

ncxkd, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:24 (two months ago) link

This looks good

https://i.imgur.com/Gl2Wh2D.jpg

Been pretty into late night lo fi recently

calstars, Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:51 (two months ago) link

sweet lineup

nxd, Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:09 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Sy2th6l.png
Fire toolz crushed it last night on the Corp vapor memory stream

ncxkd, Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:46 (one month ago) link

Vwave daily news headlines 12/4:
- telepath speaks out about bandcamp artists
- hke sells 500 vinyl copies of a repress of 2047
- luxury elite plays killer half hour set on twitch
- new releases from qmxd x kuroi ame, global pattern

calstars, Saturday, 5 December 2020 03:06 (one month ago) link

“speaks out”?

brimstead, Saturday, 5 December 2020 18:40 (one month ago) link

I feel like telepath and dream catalog basically just monetized vaporwave or whatever anyway, seemed like it was mostly free digital files before??

brimstead, Saturday, 5 December 2020 18:42 (one month ago) link

lol disregard that post of mine,literal shitposting

brimstead, Saturday, 5 December 2020 18:43 (one month ago) link

big ups to Late Night Lights for figuring out how to stream codeine directly to the bloodstream

lukas, Saturday, 5 December 2020 20:02 (one month ago) link

I caught Auto’s opening set and it sounded great

calstars, Saturday, 5 December 2020 20:28 (one month ago) link

https://www.twitch.tv/utopiadistrict
Late night lights ^
Get in here! Lindsheaven, telepath, and Lux still to come

calstars, Sunday, 6 December 2020 22:38 (one month ago) link

lol gone now

frogbs, Friday, 18 December 2020 03:41 (one month ago) link

yahtzee that went fast

nxd, Friday, 18 December 2020 10:56 (one month ago) link

New internet club album on Luxury Elite’s resurrected Previe Guide label.

https://internetclubdotcom.angelfire.com/

calstars, Friday, 18 December 2020 13:12 (one month ago) link

https://prevueguide.bandcamp.com/album/thousand-one-half-stars

calstars, Friday, 18 December 2020 13:44 (one month ago) link

another variant of the dds album is coming sometime today if someone wants one

you'll have to act fast I assume

frogbs, Friday, 18 December 2020 15:03 (one month ago) link

it would be nice if they pressed another 10 copies of the last windows96 album again so I can not buy it

brimstead, Friday, 18 December 2020 16:41 (one month ago) link

https://www.100percentelectronica.com/collections/deaths-dynamic-shroud/products/deaths-dynamic-shroud-ill-try-living-like-this-2xlp-deluxe-180-gram-gold-edition

if anyone wants it, you should probably act in the next 15 minutes

frogbs, Friday, 18 December 2020 20:07 (one month ago) link

haircuts 4 men is an old friend of mine. we threw a monthly dance night and published zines together back in the day. he used to tell me he thought it was funny that people listen to his music. but now he has built up a devoted following and become very collectible and i'm so happy for him.

his latest pressing (which is of some older work) sold out in just a couple of hours and i'm too late to cop :(

https://mypetflamingo.bandcamp.com/album/lp

davey, Saturday, 19 December 2020 02:31 (four weeks ago) link

Cool! I have two of his albums from 2018

calstars, Saturday, 19 December 2020 03:45 (four weeks ago) link

it's wild how much his recs are going for on discogs

davey, Saturday, 19 December 2020 04:09 (four weeks ago) link

It’s a zadig the jasp kind of morning
https://vcrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/from-nowhere

ncxkd, Saturday, 19 December 2020 15:14 (four weeks ago) link

hell yea man this is hitting just right

davey, Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:45 (four weeks ago) link

HFM tells me the label is gonna send a couple three of the records they pressed out to the islands, so i may get a copy after all :-)

davey, Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:49 (four weeks ago) link

Vek admonishing virtual Keanu in cyberpunk 2077 for not appearing in the Johnny mnemonic video game is the most Boolean thing ever

ncxkd, Sunday, 20 December 2020 06:54 (four weeks ago) link


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