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View Poll Results: VAPORWAVE!!
Interesting 5 71.43%
Not so much 2 28.57%
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Arlington VA
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I just discovered vaporwave, and I'm hooked.

"Vaporwave is a musical micro-genre that emerged in the early 2010s among Internet communities. It is characterized by a nostalgic fascination with retro cultural aesthetics (typically of the 1980s, 1990s, and early-mid 2000s), video games, technology, post-modern Japanese culture, and advertising, and styles of commercial and popular music such as lounge, smooth jazz and elevator music."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaporwave

Here is an example. Saint Pepsi's "Private Caller"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki-fATpXa00
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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I LOVE it, except for the obnoxious "Soul" and "Funk" minority male vocals. I hate "Soul" and "Funk", and there's no way to make those less vile.

But as long as the music is generic, and not a Vaporware rendition of a Muzak rendition of some obnoxious Top 40 song, then I think it's WONDERFUL.

DAN BELL is doing some surreal things with Vaporwave, in his tours of DEAD MALLS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_-c...&nohtml5=False You think the music is being recorded there, as he walks through the malls. But actually, it's Vaporwave, which he has added later.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Arlington VA
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I LOVE it, except for the obnoxious "Soul" and "Funk" minority male vocals. I hate "Soul" and "Funk", and there's no way to make those less vile.

Wow. I disagree. Vaporwave is awesome when it incorporates obscure soul and funk grooves. I like mallsoft too.

Here...just for you.

Another great vape track. "You Were On My Mind" by ℍUM♥ℕIGHTM♥RE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTfT...d_4kQ&index=11
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Just as a passive observer, I see vaporware discussions here and there 'round the Internet. Personally, I'm not much for nostalgia when it comes to new artists making "new" music. To be sure, a television show set in a different time period with a nostalgic focus doesn't bother me at all.

Of the two videos posted, the images/advertising have no overall message, nor do they mesh with the music. If they are supposed to mesh, I'm either missing the message, or it simply doesn't work. Vaporware seems like a genre invented by people who were bored and wanted to create a new genre out of thin air, as a side project by amateur music-lovers incorporating some of their favorite old clips and such. Which is perfectly fine, although to me, the music still sounds like '80s music. But '80s music is already '80s music, so it doesn't need any help.

Like what you like. Not trying to diss the genre outright, and if people are having fun making this type of thing, then cool beans. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Saint Pepsi is Skylar Spence now, I liked this song the best.

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Old 04-09-2016, 09:34 PM
 
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a lot of it i really don't like. However, there are certain things that have come from it that are great.

One example is George Clanton. His more vaporwave based stuff was just 'ok' to me. But his album last year that veered away from that slightly is absolutely fantastic. It was one of my favorite records last year.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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I went to Yung Lean & Sad boy first concert in the US in NYC. It was so awesome. I can't wait to see them again with Bladee.. When vaporwave first came out I was all about it.. Still am..

Have you checked out Bones yet?
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:23 PM
 
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Actually, Yung Lean is like hip hop with vaporwave influence but not pure vaporwave.. My bad..
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by MikeyCNY View Post
I just discovered vaporwave, and I'm hooked.

"Vaporwave is a musical micro-genre that emerged in the early 2010s among Internet communities. It is characterized by a nostalgic fascination with retro cultural aesthetics (typically of the 1980s, 1990s, and early-mid 2000s), video games, technology, post-modern Japanese culture, and advertising, and styles of commercial and popular music such as lounge, smooth jazz and elevator music."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaporwave

Here is an example. Saint Pepsi's "Private Caller"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki-fATpXa00
The song/melody is "Pillow Talk" by Silvia, 1974. Great, sultry number and the best part of this.

I've loved electronic music for decades but it is getting harder to love because of the easy programming and lack of soul/humanity in much of it.

I guess if I can like PC Music and Kero Kero Bonito, I can like some vaporwave but I'm not optimistic.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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The song/melody is "Pillow Talk" by Silvia, 1974. Great, sultry number and the best part of this.

I've loved electronic music for decades but it is getting harder to love because of the easy programming and lack of soul/humanity in much of it.

I guess if I can like PC Music and Kero Kero Bonito, I can like some vaporwave but I'm not optimistic.
Have you listened to George Clanton's album 100% Electronica?
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