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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

Post-internet

wolves lacan, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

wolves lacan, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

post-lacan

am0n, Thursday, 8 November 2012 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

(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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

wack

the late great, Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:34 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Sébastien, Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:56 (five years ago) Permalink

chuck person eccojams are legit

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

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

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

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

Mordy, Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:30 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

feels like cyber witch house

乒乓, Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

less gothy witch house

乒乓, Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 04:51 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Mordy, Monday, 28 January 2013 04:52 (five years ago) Permalink

this juche album is super pretty

Mordy, Monday, 28 January 2013 04:54 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

meshes of the afternoon meets overeager sales pitch

Sébastien, Monday, 28 January 2013 05:54 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

says the goth

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

less gothy witchhouse = house?

crüt, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:16 (five years ago) Permalink

clouds, that's the one. thank you!

Sébastien, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:37 (five years ago) Permalink

ya this is good

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

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:20 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:10 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

"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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

phewee that's a lot of albums to listen to, 2k18 is gonna be busy!

nxd, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

I went through a handful last night and this one surfaced. It’s pretty telepath-y and ambient.
https://globalpattern.bandcamp.com/album/--5

calstars, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

Global Pattern uses the term - phaserwave - to describe themself (ves? And are there any vaporwave groups?)

calstars, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

the beatles

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

Surfing is an actual group, I think

brimstead, Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

is there music to go w those images

Mordy, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ooh missed this from end of december
t e l e p a t h & Agia
https://telepathtelepath.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-of-our-love

it is beeeautiful :)

nxd, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

I glossed over that one after first listen but went back recently and yeah, it’s nice! I prefer telepath’s slushwave/phaserwave stuff but this is a welcomed release for sure.

calstars, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 22:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

absolutely digging the second track

nxd, Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

hey it's new wosX!
i loved 'brasil world cup 2034' (namely 'golazo') & 'end of world rave' and this one seems to me to be a nice combo of the two...
https://dreamcatalogue.bandcamp.com/album/london-2041

nxd, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3812942879_10.jpg

I've really been enjoying See You When I Do by Shoji正治. Just very good dreamy stuff (for me).

xp this is an actual xp lol. Will check out the new wosX!

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the Shoji rec, it’s great

calstars, Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://t.co/Z2UsnBzzEq

New 2814
Sold out

calstars, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

available to listen anywhere?

nxd, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Not that I’ve found. Some samples on that page. Added to my soulseek wish list...hope it pops up soon

calstars, Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

http://telepathtelepath.bandcamp.com/album/unison

Another new telepath and Agia collaboration LP today. man this dude doesn’t slow down. I like this one better than the first.

calstars, Saturday, 3 February 2018 02:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

its p good! posted it in the rolling thread i started but if peeps prefer can stick the straight up vw stuff here
rolling time travel, bleep bloops, vaporwave, orange milk kinda stuff 2k18

nxd, Saturday, 3 February 2018 12:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

I heard the new 2814 and they are, as I'd hoped, especially 'new sun,' transcendent. I'm so happy that hke is back on the scene and that he and t are collaborating again.

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 00:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

decided to give virtua.zip another spin, man I forgot how many tracks on this thing I absolutely love

frogbs, Monday, 19 February 2018 16:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

amazing record thank u for reminding me of it
the amount of original stuff not relying on samples etc makes it so much more sweeter

nxd, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

^^^
That was one of the first ones I got into in the genre, though in retrospect it seems more chillwave than vwave.

calstars, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

I remember searching around in vain to find out what "mindless" was sampled from - didn't know who George Clanton was obviously

there's something to be said about how rediscovering stuff you used to love 15-20 years ago through YouTube or downloading VGMs from games you had fond memories of never really quite captures the magic you used to feel. but this album (despite being mostly sample-free) actually seems to nail it. for example a track like "peter" - I remember a whole bunch of stuff sounding like that

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

fun watching chungking express and noticing v wave album art

https://i.imgur.com/S1MCZlB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mjSdQvg.jpg

calstars, Monday, 26 February 2018 04:00 (six months ago) Permalink

oh wow thanks! i was wondering over the weekend where the cover of breathless came from!

nxd, Monday, 26 February 2018 09:40 (six months ago) Permalink

I saw on discogs that darkpyramid, of “heart full of love” fame, is an alias of hke’s

calstars, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:02 (six months ago) Permalink

https://m.soundcloud.com/darkpyramidofficial/a-love-song

calstars, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

i hadnt heard darkpyramid before but this is right up my street

nxd, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:24 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy07D1chHxo

calstars, Saturday, 3 March 2018 02:29 (six months ago) Permalink

missed this, a good start to my monday morning :)

nxd, Monday, 19 March 2018 10:02 (six months ago) Permalink

So what’s the “nevermind” of vwave: floral shoppe or birth of a new day or ?

calstars, Saturday, 24 March 2018 23:50 (six months ago) Permalink

floral shoppe or ecco jams?

nxd, Monday, 26 March 2018 08:32 (five months ago) Permalink

yea its definitely floral shoppe

frogbs, Monday, 26 March 2018 12:34 (five months ago) Permalink

This album is hilarious :
https://dreamcatalogue.bandcamp.com/album/telenights
Now you’re playing with power...Panasonic quality...taking on the European performance sedans at their own game (sax solo)

calstars, Monday, 2 April 2018 01:45 (five months ago) Permalink

https://dream-catalogue.bandcamp.com/album/cherished

calstars, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 02:34 (five months ago) Permalink

had lows and highs with these last two links this morning :)

nxd, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 10:17 (five months ago) Permalink

finally getting around to listening to Esprit / George Clanton's '200% electronica' album and it's very lush, poppy and enjoyable

calstars, Saturday, 7 April 2018 01:39 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://tattvatapes.bandcamp.com/track/netscape-lake

calstars, Saturday, 21 April 2018 02:36 (five months ago) Permalink

Renja is pretty consistently good, though he:she still has a ton of stuff on Bandcamp that I haven’t yet heard

calstars, Sunday, 29 April 2018 19:15 (four months ago) Permalink

2814 isn’t vaporwave. More like ambient phaser slush

calstars, Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Came across this documentary history by Wolfenstein osx:
https://youtu.be/PdpP0mXOlWM

calstars, Monday, 14 May 2018 18:07 (four months ago) Permalink

sweet thanks! love his stuff
thursday lunchtime viewing sorted :D

nxd, Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:58 (four months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

https://www.nts.live/shows/dream-catalogue/episodes/dream-catalogue-20th-april-2016

dream catalogue (hke) has a weekly radio show on NTS. the shows are also put up on Mixcloud>>>

https://www.mixcloud.com/NTSRadio/dream-catalogue-22nd-february-2018/

calstars, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:21 (three months ago) Permalink

I wish there was a “our band could be your life” for vwave

calstars, Sunday, 17 June 2018 01:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Namedropping some mindspring memories

http://mindspringmemories.bandcamp.com/album/closer-to-euphoria

calstars, Thursday, 21 June 2018 01:12 (three months ago) Permalink


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