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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:12 AM

Well, it's one of the most hated genres on the internet, but what's your opinion on it?

 

 

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:48 PM

my only real opinion on vaporwave is that I don't understand why it's so "hated."

 

it's not meant to be commercial so what is there to hate?

it's just kids from the 80's who grew up, became stoners, and started mashing up their nostalgic memories into down-tempo synth pop.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:18 PM

Exactly, it's not widely known but it is widely hated. Personally, I love it but only one person that I know likes it and I know a lot of people.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:20 PM

So this is the music they play while my call is on hold?

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:22 PM

not exactly.

but it could have been...

 

you're on the right track sort of.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:41 PM

"Elevator music" or "Corporate music" is what it's also known as


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

I love it.  :monocle:

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:27 AM

I've made vaporwave before, I find it to be pretty fun to make. Besides Vektroid's projects, Eccojams, and Far Side Virtual my favorite vaporwave albums are Mediafired's The Pathway Through Whatever, Atmospheres by Eco Virtual, and the one with the Speed Racer album cover.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:57 AM

I don't get everyone's fascination with making everything sound like it's on a cassette tape, unless I'm missing the point.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:03 AM

I haven't had much experience with vaporwave, but a buddy of mine showed me a video describing one kid's love for it and I was in tears laughing.

 


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:28 AM Edited by Joe Chip, 18 July 2014 - 06:27 AM.

Hi MacAshford, I see you claim to lurk /x/. Were you by any chance in a stream a few of us did 'bout a year ago where we watched a russian family on their couch-bed and listened to vaporwave all night? That's been my only experience with the genre, and I liked it just fine then. It made nice background music. I couldn't imagine seeking it out to listen, but to each their own. :)

 

 

That said, the art and video production for vaporware music videos is always really neat. I wish I knew how to throw that sort of stuff together. It looks like lots of 'em use Adobe After Effects, and there's no way I'm gonna download Adobe software. :(

 

e: Haha! It grew on me. I've been listening to it for about two days now. Thanks OP. :p

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:12 AM Edited by OmegaEvolution, 10 July 2014 - 10:13 AM.

This is the best Vaporwave track i have heard to date. Incredible!  :monocle:

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:59 AM

Hi MacAshford, I see you claim to lurk /x/. Were you by any chance in a stream a few of us did 'bout a year ago where we watched a russian family on their couch-bed and listened to vaporwave all night? That's been my only experience with the genre, and I liked it just fine then. It made nice background music. I couldn't imagine seeking it out to listen, but to each their own. :)

 

 

That said, the art and video production for vaporware music videos is always really neat. I wish I knew how to throw that sort of stuff together. It looks like lots of 'em use Adobe After Effects, and there's no way I'm gonna download Adobe software. :(

 

e: Haha! It grew on me. I've been listening to it for about two days now. Thanks OP. :p

I wasn't there for the stream, though it sounds like fun :p

 

I can message you some vaporwave recommendations if you like :)


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Posted 3 weeks ago

vaporwave isn't dead, ait??

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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

 

It's still very much alive. I personally wouldn't call Saint Pepsi vaporwave though, it's more chillwave. 

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by El Diablo, 3 weeks ago.

I don't get everyone's fascination with making everything sound like it's on a cassette tape, unless I'm missing the point.

you're just missing the point.

not all vaporwave sounds like it was made on cassette. that's just certain songs which are trying to capture the "low fidelity" feeling because it represents a particular time period of music. like the way a lot of songs used to sound on terrestrial radio coming out of 1970's car speakers.

 

but a lot of vaporwave is also high fidelity and very high quality.

the main purpose of vaporwave is to recreate the aesthetic and the themes associated with the musical transition from keyboards to synthesizers between the 80s and 90s. my favorite examples of vaporwave are just completely chill, no lyrics, almost jazz fusion. kinda like this:

 

 

 

and my favorite. just wait for that sax solo...

 

 

this music just fills me with happy nostalgia for so many things.

not sure how else to explain it. but it takes me back to certain video games and TV shows and other memories. like getting my drivers license for the first time. first dates. first kisses. road trips. high school.

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Krystofer, 3 weeks ago.

el diablo, you get the point. vaporwave is... it depends how you interprets all of these things, it's individual, for me, vaporwave is a nostalgic throwback to the past. the vaporwave works like a time machine and lets you feel the idealized places which you never had a chance meet before.

 

at the same time I completely ignore the sh*tty part which is related to vaporwave, I mean, the f*cking fiji water and greek busts

 

vaporwave in a nutshell, when I first time discovered this video a few years ago, I already knew... this is it


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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

Big fan of Whitewoods myself, it's just so relaxing. 


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Posted 3 weeks ago

 

I don't get everyone's fascination with making everything sound like it's on a cassette tape, unless I'm missing the point.

you're just missing the point.

not all vaporwave sounds like it was made on cassette. that's just certain songs which are trying to capture the "low fidelity" feeling because it represents a particular time period of music. like the way a lot of songs used to sound on terrestrial radio coming out of 1970's car speakers.

 

but a lot of vaporwave is also high fidelity and very high quality.

the main purpose of vaporwave is to recreate the aesthetic and the themes associated with the musical transition from keyboards to synthesizers between the 80s and 90s. my favorite examples of vaporwave are just completely chill, no lyrics, almost jazz fusion. kinda like this:

 

 

 

and my favorite. just wait for that sax solo...

 

 

this music just fills me with happy nostalgia for so many things.

not sure how else to explain it. but it takes me back to certain video games and TV shows and other memories. like getting my drivers license for the first time. first dates. first kisses. road trips. high school.

 

i've warmed up a bit to it in the three years since my original remark, but i appreciate your explanation nonetheless.

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Krystofer, 3 weeks ago.

Im sure you don't know any of these songs  :evilgrin:


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Posted 10 hours ago

 

 

 

New song by Whiewoods, it's pretty relaxing. 





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