Last time I checked, Vaporwave was about escapism; Either with checking out of a consumer-focused world for something surreal found in the back of a thrift shop, or with just taking you somewhere else.
Take for example 식료품groceries - 슈퍼마켓Yes! We're Open:
It may not be slowed-down 80's music but it does fit the bill of Vaporwave.
As far as 2814 goes, those 2 albums are the complete discog. 2814 however is a duo of 2 vaporwave artists known as Hong Kong Express and Telepath. Their solo stuff is pretty great as well. You can find some of their stuff and similar artists on the Dream Catalogue bandcamp, give it a listen.
Dream Catalogue has a /ton/ of solid Vapor. Mostly I just listen to what pops up on the reddit, soundclouds and such. Otherwise another artist to look into is Saint Pepsi; Lots of good with his stuff.
Another thing to look into is the off-shoot genre of Vaporwave, Future Funk. Albums like BAE by YUNG BAE or Sailorwave by Macross 82-99 are standouts for me.
But that's exactly what it doesn't do.
How it's escapism when the album you linked is literally what I can imagine a supermarket to sound like?
Another example is this:
Can also picture the tracks playing on some 90s ad that's about the introduction of a company.
It's like the description was made by a hipster to sound more sophisticated about the new genre he discovered like he's trying to make it have some kind of credibility.
Not trolling, genuinely trying to find the nonsense behind what this genre is supposed to be. And I like it.
I've had it described as a form of escapism for the exact reason you said: It's a way to just drop out of modern life and into something else, even if it is just for an hour or so. The fact that you can just go to a grocery store without even moving, or at least get the experience, is the specific aesthetic. Yes, I'm using that word, but it is what it is.
Vaporwave shouldn't fit a formula, which is why a lot of people just stretch and slow down songs just to go "hur hur look vapor" without putting any kind of thought into it. Macintosh Plus's Floral Shoppe may be slow 80's jazz, but it's at least cut up to make it sound like something interesting.
I leave with one last video, something that I think points out the whole 'formula' thing I mentioned earlier. Vapor's strength lies in the fact that every song should feel unique enough without feeling like it's exactly the same, unlike this:
Fingers crossed this loops nicely, freshly cut vapor.
I find the nostalgic aspect of it very pleasant. Not that i agree with all the anti-consumerism "interpretations" floating around. Just thinking about the whole advertising, marketing business. How much work is poured every day in those little pieces of art. Condensed music, video and enough clever information to make you buy the thing they advertise. Just to be thrown away and forgotten about, the instant season ends. Like a toy no one wants to play with.
It's great that people can find those pieces and make something beautiful out of them again.
does anyone know the music in this? I've tried googling lyrics
S M A L L
L O A N
M I L L I O N
A E S T E T H I C S
I literally just made this... started about 40 minutes ago, just finished.
Have you guys listened to Vaporwave Is Dead yet?
post real vaporwave, not this newer shit that doesn't have a consistent loop or slowed down vocals
The whole DUDE 80S ANIMAY scene is a too much, especially with the gratuitous kanji. Songs from that camp are more in line with Italo Disco and Japanese pop from the 80s with more distortion. If I wanted to I could just as well listen to that.
When I listen to vaporware I want to feel like I'm standing in the lobby of eBiz Incorporated waiting for a power luncheon or listening to hold music on my prototype video phone
Can someone make this repeat the 0:38 second part? God thats the good stuff..
I got some good shit for you niggas.
If anyone can fine the original songs, that'd be awesome.
So, i find myself with some time on my hands and i want to try and make some of these.
By any chance do any of you nice gentlemen know how could i extract an animated background or even some sprites from a MAME ROM ?
Highly recommend Sandtimer - Leave With Us
I chucked in some random visuals because they're better than a still image.
Iacon knows his shit, this is ableton though.
If you do decide to use ableton this is the best tutorial to start off with.
If anyone was curious, the game figure and footage seem to be that of Rescue Rangers, a SEGA game that takes place in a futuristic work where concrete and soil has been replaced with metal and electricity. Fires are frequent and you, a member of the Rescue Rangers, put these fires out in a very exagerrated, anime fashion.
is everyone here retarded or just ignorant? more than half the shit posted is either trip hop, vapor-trap which is just cloud rap instrumentals, or future funk aka french house for weebs.
I find it funny that Vaporwave is basically the most post-modern genre in existence to the point it's basically a genre defined by it's post-modernist critique and popularity of the genre came originally mostly from /mu/, yet mention post-modernism to most channers and you will get rants about cultural marxism.
I'm just gonna dump some stuff
This is like a new level of fedora
>YER MUSIC ISNT AESTHETIC ENOUGH
>THIS MUSIC DOESNT SOUND PRETENTIOUS ENOUGH
Its all an offshoot of Vaporwave and theres barely a difference, Macintosh Plus' shit was pretty funky and that is what popularised Vaporwave
Stop being a hipster faggot and let them post good tunes, instead of complaining about it maybe post some yourself.
For those interested, he goes by Skylar Spence now since he got signed to a major record label. Apparently there were legal issues with keeping the Saint Pepsi label.
Also he sings his tracks now.
Saint Pepsi was Future Funk and Nu Disco while Macintosh Plus was pure Vaporwave
so it's pretty much Future Funk > Vaporwave
I respect Vaporwave because of the movements it inspired but Future Funk is the best genre
Got no idea whether this is vaporwave or not. Sounds similar.
This is inspired by common underground electronica and trap as well. It would have to be influenced by real vaporwave, or be some type of plunderphonics to be considered real vaporwave. If vektroid came out with it, it would be vaporwave or one of its sub-genres
Here's two that I've really been enjoying lately. I'm sure they're more Futurefunk than Vaporwave, but I'm sure the first one is basically elevator music being sampled anyway.
ok, now I will post actual vaporwave
that is all for tonight
stay safe plebs and stop posting your future funk/artzie music crap
And he sounds like absolute shit. He blocked me on twitter. I didn't even know he had a twitter. I tweeted some shit about him being better as saint Pepsi and that the singing was gay as fuck. He must have been looking up saint Pepsi on twitter saw my tweet got ass hurt and blocked me LOL. About a month later I found out he had a twitter and that he had blocked me.
it's a branch without the general aesthetic, doesn't have the comercial, decadent feeling of a degenerate aristrocracy, it's supposed to resemble the epilepsy of a TV randomly opened in the comercials from the 80's and 90's with weird looped, slowed down and filtered music
that shit they post from artzie music is random upbeat song from anime osts
>it's called Future Funk
It's just House. No different from what bands like Daft Punk and Cassius did in the late 90ies.
>a specific sort of house, though, was it not: french house, or nu-disco.
>future funk has some of those vibes but it has its differences.
I don't see it. A different visual style, worse production value obviously, and often more of a remix than sampling. But those aren't particularly notable.
Never have I come across more sensitive little genrefaggots
Future funk is vaporwave. The only difference is most future funk isnt shit. Stay mad.
Anyway can I request some t e l e p a t h ? Love that niggas tunes