Charles then pointed out in a later tweet: "one thing with vaporwave (beyond overwhelming content) is that 80% is just white teens "remixing" (slowing down) music by artists of color." Chee. Nothing changes, does it?
Also, talking like the coked-up CEO of a mid-80's Fortune 500 company (or a character from a Brett Easton Ellis book) crossed with, erm, an extra from Bladerunner and / or Total Recall seems to be a Thing. And, so, we seem to still be in thrall to the Eighties - down to the microcapitalist aspirations of Bandcamp *cough* weekend entrepreneurs. BoardroomTalk. Telecoms. The hollowed-out allure of pre-CGI Glam. Simulation County.
Remember how Early Eighties "Hards Times" Chic supplanted Punk / Post-Punk by emulating the desire-triggers / the neon-chrome fashionplex Look of Regan-Thatchernomics. Beware: aspirational satire / pastiche quickly gets co-opted into the machine.
Commentsbox chatter sounds like people I used to work for. (Sure, I get the joke, but):
JULIA ROBOTS ^_^ "Patryk Ludamage led me to this album proceeding a fiscal debate regarding TeleGraphic Transfer & Operational Volumes. Our views on Quantitative Easing were quite similar. Favorite track: Prime."
(Maybe I should release my throwback 80s-future ultraviolent Hypercapitalist SF novella Creative Debt Restructuring now; I was 6 years ahead of the unpublishable zeitgeist when I wrote it).
"Future Funk. Established 2014." LOL. I mean, KEK.
Second-Wave Internet achronal culture-grazers. The machine grinds on. References within references. Escape from Now, 1998.
I'm pretty sure we can blame some of this on James Ferraro.
Good track, though.