Vaporwave Media Resource Center
A while back we talked about vaporwave. Unfortunately it now seems to have run out of steam though this seems rather fitting with the flash-in-the-pan aspect of microgenres. Nonetheless, I consider vaporwave to be one of most interesting things to happen musically, conceptually and ideologically within the past few years. As a tribute to its memory, I have assembled a list of links about vaporwave and vaporwave-related media. Consider this the Vaporwave Media Resource Center®
• Vaporwave and the Pop Art of the Virtual Plaza (Dummy Mag) - the original explicatory article.
• Vaporwave and the observer effect (Chicago Reader) - Article focuses on Chaz Allen/Metallic Ghosts who has some experience with viral vapidity when he made an insipid pro-Obama song for YouTube at the age of 12.
• http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/vaporwave - A good resource for samples of vaporwave music.
• DATAPHILIA (tHE rHizzonE) - Vaporwave discussion on The Rhizzone forum. Attempts to connect (but ultimately fails) vaporwave with the techno-capitalist neoreactionary philosophy of Nick Land. Does feature this amusing quote about the sound institute IRCAM, “i too can’t get enough oldschool IRCAM, and if it ain’t the-excess-of-late-capital-fully-embodied-in-physical-and-artistic-form-thanks-to-state-largesse then i’m just not interested .”