By Grafton Tanner
In the age of worldwide capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the digital ghosts haunting the nostalgia undefined. Ours is a time of ghosts in machines, killing that means and exposing the gaps inherent within the digital media that pervade our lives. Vaporwave is an youngster musical micro-genre that foregrounds the horror of digital media's skill to seem - as media theorist Jeffrey Sconce phrases it - "haunted." Experimental musicians similar to net membership and MACINTOSH PLUS manage Muzak and advertisement track to undermine the commodification of nostalgia within the age of worldwide capitalism whereas accentuating the uncanny houses of digital track creation. Babbling Corpse unearths vaporwave's many intersections with politics, media concept, and our current fascination with uncanny, co(s)mic horror. The e-book is geared toward these drawn to worldwide capitalism's impact on artwork, musical raids on mainstream "indie" and well known tune, and an individual intrigued through the altering dating among artwork and commerce.
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Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts by Grafton Tanner