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Friday, August 4, 2017

THE BEST OF LATER VAPORWAVE // t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 and Vincent Remember : interstellar love

This may possibly be the definitive vaporwave album--- the album most representative of the style and genre as it developed into its full maturity. Released in early 2014, originally a Dream Catalog release, this album is composed of down-pitched eighties pop songs, digitally processed and manipulated in a manner that utterly transforms the underlying material. This pirated music is entirely illegal and illigetimate, according to all accepted legal definitions, and yet it is the full flower of the mad phase of creativity that followed the wide distribution of pirated music production software and the ready availability of the entire corpus of recorded music for raw material, and the best, purest example of endemic internet culture. When the cultural history of this era is seen in retrospect, it is certain that this --- vaporwave at its purest --- will eclipse the "legitimate" music being offered up by the  MSM, by far.


Not my download, but as it is no longer available from Dream Catalog, I share this link for those who need it


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