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mk  ·  214 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A week ago I did not know this genre existed and now everything is different for me.

Nice, but not this:

I guess it's 'retro synthwave' or just 'retrowave'? It's like music from our childhood's distilled.




kleinbl00  ·  214 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's vaporwave. Pure and unadulterated vaporwave.

That there are two books about vaporwave lends credo to the argument that it's far more about the experience and posturing than the music... an argument you strengthen by rejecting my honest track in favor of schmaltzy shit with graphics of Larson scanners and neon.

zebra2

zebra2  ·  214 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My understanding is actually that both what I and mk posted are really more synthwave. While not at all mutually exclusive, vaporwave tends to not be so synth-driven. mk's video is actually outrun if you want to be surgical (yes, I have encountered people that will nitpick over these micro-genres).

kleinbl00  ·  214 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The more I think someone else cares, the more likely I am to call it techno.

To piss them off.

The less techno-like, the better. There is no joy quite like referring to Autechre as techno in front of someone who knows THEY RILLY RILLY ARNT

veen  ·  214 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You pissed me off, too...that map might be the ugliest transit-mappy map I have ever seen.