There's a world inside Vaporwave that deals out nostalgia, reminiscence and mournful longing like cards in a deck, poker for one at night, 3 a.m. And thats been the bread and butter of the movement, the remembering of a past you weren't apart of, unable to hold onto. Something, unsure, but lost.
And then the sun comes streaming over the sand, and powerful pink hues wash over the CRT box and wakes you up. Thats a newer sound; thats Vondell.
Up till 2017, a remixer and producer, he's just released a single out this month, "Hologram Girls" which takes on the idea of thrashpop, pulling together a repetitious line of indignance against substance-less beings, taking up space. His previous worked built up a dance/trance and vaporwave background, throwing mutliple sources together in a more adult Jet Set Radio playlist and its so hopeful to see this become a much bigger step forward; a more energetic approach to the same Vaporwave sources of inspiration.
"Hologram Girl" runs with a mix of synth, pop and sugar thrown about with a fist full of pink punk. The song you'll play nonstop in the car, in the summer or way too late at the club. I love it, I want it and more though. I want to see this idea brought to fruition.
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