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In this episode, we’re tackling the popular vaporwave subgenre of Utopian Virtual with a discussion that is as much topic-driven as it is album-driven. We refine our discussions on the nature of genre in vaporwave and how the cheerful optimism of utopian virtual overlaps and contrasts similar subgenres such as corporate vaporwave and muzakcore. We then discuss and reevaluate two classic albums of the genre.
The Surrealist Roots of the “Vaporwave” Genre
"Vaporwave Is (Not) a Critique of Capitalism": Genre Work in An Online Music Scene
Comment: Vaporwave and the pop-art of the virtual plaza
Comment: “Distroid” – the muscular music of hi-DEF doom
The "Perfect" Music Genre? (Utopian Virtual)
Interview: Five Questions For Eyeliner
Sonemic Interview: Luke Rowell (Eyeliner / Disasteradio)