The radical aesthetic of Vaporwave album covers is a bizarre vista through a distantly familiar decade.
Drawing on the aural tropes of MOR, Lounge and Smooth Jazz, the Muzak infused micro-genre recalls the 90’s through a haze of chopped and screwed sax riffs and slowed mid-tempo crooning. Appropriately, the accompanying net art movement plays on themes of heady commercialism and Information Age induced loneliness as merchandising motifs of the decade are thrown onto early computer graphics and marbled 3D renders sit atop Anime stills.
We’ve catalogued 20 Album Covers from 2015 that exemplify the audiovisual accelerationsim unique to Vaporwave.
15. 神秘的情人 – 泰合志恒 [Tokyo Exchange]
11. PEGA – 新しい日
06. チェスマスタ- 夢に生きます [Nirvana Port]