Tuesday, May 3, 2016
"Inside ‘hardvapour’, the internet’s latest microgenre - Like vaporwave, seapunk, and witch house before it, hardvapour is a tongue-in-cheek microgenre that’s growing into something much bigger" - Dazed article by Mike Broomfield
"the micro-microgenre that’s being described as “fucking straight-up stupid”, “angry feel-bad rave music on shitty drugs”"
wosX : “It’s a complete antithesis to what vaporwave originally set out to be: fast music, non-sampled work, darker themes, anti-nostalgia, grim aesthetics, Slavic cultural influences in response to the majorly Asian culture within vaporwave.”
"The hoover-thump of gabber never sounded so melancholic as it does on “Bloodline”.... a mournful rave on the post-apocalyptic shores of the Black Sea."
"The understated Balkan influence here is poignantly dystopic, as accordions wheeze alone among the street sounds of a ruined future city."
Slavic and Balkan influences? Gabber and industrial-EBM-darkwave and turbofolk flavas?