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Vaporwave is an art aesthetic that embodies the anxiety, disillusionment, and nihilism of the modern world.
In music form, vaporwave dives deep into these unconscious anxieties, manifesting sounds from past decades - warping them, manipulating them, and summoning the ghost of the good times that were promised by modern capitalism, but never came.
Vaporwave is an expression of the pains of the collective modern unconscious, taking the form of heroin-level escapism, ecstasy-inducing pop music, or dystopian ambient worlds.
Because of its internet-based nature, its aesthetics have evolved so rapidly, further reflecting the chaotic subconscious of the modern mind.
Vaporwave captures the modern unconscious of humans raised by the internet succinctly and understanding this art form matters.
In each episode, we listen to tracks that make up the genre and give our thoughts, analysis, emotions, and commentary on them. Consider donating to us! $thevirtualocean on CashApp will get you your name and any message you want read at the end of the show, starting episode 63. Let's set sail on the Virtual Ocean.
And now, for today’s episode.
Tupperwave is a future funk powerhouse, and Marina is a 2020 album that shows his experience of living in the ever-shifting world of vaporwave. Marina is sweet, euphoric, and transports you to a space of magic realism. Notable tracks for us are definitely "Esplanade", evoking that familiar feeling of experiencing heavy infatuation, as well as "Pacific Highway", bringing you to a perfect version of Highway One that could change the mind of any cynic.
You'll just have to listen to see what we mean.
Let's set sail for Tupperwave's Marina.