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Posted 01 June 2014 - 03:12 AM Edited by Mister Pink, 27 July 2017 - 02:40 PM.

I merged the Vaporwave topic in to this topic - Mister Pink

 

 

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 07 August 2014 - 12:58 AM Edited by Hyperglide, 07 August 2014 - 09:34 PM.

You Down??

 

Who likes the stuff?  It's picking up a lot of steam lately, even though cats have been producing this ish for several years now.  I think it's probably PFP the best Electronic music being produced today.  I find myself listening to an awful lot of it and it has a lot of great sub-genres.  Funny how it relies heavily on synths which were prominent in the 80's.

 

 

 

First heard music like this in a couple of video game called Hotline Miami (anyone play it?) and Farcry 3 Blood Dragon.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:01 AM Edited by Payne, 15 February 2016 - 01:26 AM.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:01 PM Edited by Ultravox, 07 August 2014 - 01:03 PM.

I can relate. Been listening to stuff like this for a few years, but haven't delved deep into the lesser-known artists until recently.. Found them mostly thru The FutureSynth SubReddit, if u haven't already explored that f*cking gem mine..

oh and this is helpful too.

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/nphOEP_zg60

 

I hope R* does another gta set in the 80's someday.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

Hotline Miami!!! Yea I've only played it for about 2 or 3 times.
This kind of music is good at start, boring in continue and frustrating at the end.
However I still like some Electro songs.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:46 PM

Some sweet tracks that I dig.

 

 

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

A couple more of my faves.  More to come later.  First heard music like this in a couple of video game called Hotline Miami (anyone play it?) and Farcry 3 Blood Dragon.

 

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

No Kavinsky in here?

 

 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:50 PM

^ I f*ck with Kavinsky.  Odd Look is my sh*t (minus Weeknd)..  But he's pretty popular.  I am repping the other dudes.

 

 


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:17 PM

A couple of fast BPM'ers I heard today.  Here's one.  Good stuff guys keep it comin'!

 

 

One of my faves has a good groove and that picture lol oh that picture.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

^ That Mega Drive jam was $.  Surprised I hadn't heard it before.  

 

I wish Power Glove would release his next album already.

 

 


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

Love love love this stuff. Fully intend to make it the soundtrack to the upcoming summer.

 

I can't be f*cked to keep up with whatever name it goes by this week so I just refer to the genre as sexy elevator music. A pal of mine put me onto Miami Nights 1984 this time last year and I've been into it ever since. Babylon 86 and Tommy '86 are faves ATM.

 

 

How do you all find new material?


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:26 PM Edited by Hyperglide, 18 August 2014 - 11:28 PM.

Love love love this stuff. Fully intend to make it the soundtrack to the upcoming summer.

 

I can't be f*cked to keep up with whatever name it goes by this week so I just refer to the genre as sexy elevator music. A pal of mine put me onto Miami Nights 1984 this time last year and I've been into it ever since. Babylon 86 and Tommy '86 are faves ATM.

 

 

How do you all find new material?

 

Subscribe to Maniac Synth, NewRetroWave and LuigiDonatello on YouTube.  They consistently post synth on their channels and it's all good.  Also pretty sure the generic term for the genre is Synthwave.  That's what I label most of it as.  

 

Based on what you like so far Tyla I would also recommend Trevor Something 

 

 

And...  Starcat.

 

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:48 PM Edited by Ultravox, 24 August 2014 - 05:14 PM.

 

 

you know, in case ur into swimming w/ dolphins.

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