The Pop Fop


Snobbery & Decay


Bath House Barry munchin’ on a neon nanner.

invest-in-gazprom:

Bret you see it, you’ll schneef bricks.

invest-in-gazprom:

Bret you see it, you’ll schneef bricks.

http://ewingj.tumblr.com/post/76787413273/heads-were-hippy-intellectuals-who-had

ewingj:

"Heads were hippy intellectuals who had temporarily dropped out from the bourgeois culture they were born into with impunity because they knew they would eventually be able to return to it in order to fulfill their class destiny. Freaks were alienated lower class autodidacts who hated the…

John Brosio, Last Taco Stand.

John Brosio, Last Taco Stand.

John Brosio, Edge of Town 4, 2003.

John Brosio, Edge of Town 4, 2003.

John Brosio, Definition, 2000.

John Brosio, Definition, 2000.

invest-in-gazprom:

Berry big beverage cup, 2014.

invest-in-gazprom:

Berry big beverage cup, 2014.

\\ Grover Drone //
invest-in-gazprom:

I could’ve told the world (but then I got high), 2013.

invest-in-gazprom:

I could’ve told the world (but then I got high), 2013.

Submerge, 2013.

Submerge, 2013.

Artwork from Emeralds’ self titled album.

Artwork from Emeralds’ self titled album.

My Art Terms, 2013.

My Art Terms, 2013.

Emerging Media Masters, 2013.

Emerging Media Masters, 2013.

Sandow Birk, The Course of Empire: Desolation.  
(Via)

Sandow Birk, The Course of Empire: Desolation.  

(Via)

Vaporwave Media Resource Center

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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. 

Adventures on the Far Side: An Interview with James Ferraro (The Quietus) 

• http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/vaporwave - A good resource for samples of vaporwave music.

DIS Magazine 

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 .” 

Proto Vaporwave

GetRealHelpNow (YouTube)

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