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A Historical Vaporwave Documentary Finally Exists!

Vaporwave, A brief history by Wolfenstein OS X is something I just caught on YouTube and was very happy to see something like this be made.

Even if short, this great little documentary touches back to the roots of the genre with releases like Chuck Persons Eccojams, and Macintosh Plus Floral Shoppe, as well as delves into the concepts and possible meanings behind some of the work being made.

Wolfenstein OS X also address the concerns of some music being made under the blanket genre of Vaporwave seem to be lazily constructed while others do tend to touch on something quite interesting.

This is definitely worth watching and I’m currently trying to get him to come on the podcast to discuss it. If you know Wolfenstein OS X, please let him know he would be a welcome guest!

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Vaporwave made on Amiga Protracker

Anthill Recordings has released 豪華漆 418, by deluxepaint 418, a vaporwave LP made entirely with Amiga Protracker. The classic 4 channel horizontal scrolling music tracker was one of the first of it’s kind, and can still be found online to run on Amiga emulators, or in MorphOS.

Samples played through the 8 bit, 32,000 hz Amiga give it an instant grittiness, which is one of the the things that makes 豪華漆 418 such an interesting sounding recording. It’s only $3 to download it in flac, mp3, or aac! So it’s totally worth the money!

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Vaporphonics #6 | Live Vaporwave | MPD Controllerism

I think I’ve finally finished the geeky gigs series. I realized after making this last video that the past 5 videos before that were fitting together more so than the rest of the geeky gigs series. So I took those vids and this brand new one and put together a new playlist titled “Vaporphonics”. This is mostly my take on Vaporwave/Plunderphonics. I think Vaporwave is a genre that is still being developed, and that’s one of the reasons I’m having so much fun with these.

There’s still a lot of people out there that don’t take it seriously. I will admit to getting annoyed with the genre myself when I kept hear so many poor examples or it, or just ones that weren’t really serious in themselves and simply slowing down other tracks from the 90s.

That’s not what I’m doing in these tracks. Yes there’s a lot of pitched down samples, but I’m trying to use more original material for mine, as well as chopping the samples in unpredictable ways. Like using odd spaces in between beats and tails of hits rather than the hits themselves, which is how most beats are chopped. This song, as well as the rest of the tracks in the Vaporphonics playlist will be part of a new album I’m putting together.

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Welcome Beauty Sounds may by my favorite obscure bandcamp label. These weirdos down under sure put together some awesome mind bending stuff.

I think this one is probably my favorite release of theirs yet! Name your price download.