Saturday, August 15, 2015

[NO LONGER FREE] death's dynamic shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This [Vaporwave]

Artist: death's dynamic shroud.wmv
Release Date: May 15th, 2015
Genre: Vaporwave

For Fans Of: I don't know, I don't listen to vaporwave.
Recommended Tracks: Loving is Easy, CD Factory, 시원한 파도소리 좋아요, 내 마음은 떨고, Good Bye

Y'know. It's not everyday you run into a vaporwave release that surprisingly isn't tepid and inept bullshit riding off the coattails of a trend that should've died with Anthony Fantano's Macintosh Plus review. You see, I'll Try Living Like This is a pretty good album. Hell, it's an outstanding album and a far superior one in the vaporwave genre. What makes it's so great is how unique and vast it is in ideas and scope, something that is commonly absent from it's peers.

Now i'll stop knocking on vaporwave and just talk about whats so damn good about I'll Try Living Like This. This album, much like the artist's name implies, is dynamic. You find brief instances of pop, synthwave, electro, vaporwave, and plenty of other sounds within the dark and sinister buzz of crooked and choppy electronic melodies. It's a sound that intrigues and keeps attention through it's 12 track entirety while staying consistent despite it's usually inconsistent nature in association to it's genre. 

The only instances where the album begins to feel like a drag are in tracks where the primary vaporwave aesthetics take over and drag tracks on. Thankfully, the constant variety and curveballs of the core production helps keep this problem at a bare minimum. Despite my cynicism towards the vaporwave genre, make no mistake when I say that this album is an outstanding release and you shouldn't be afraid to check it out what so ever. Go ahead. Do it. I'm not judging you, ya filthy pig. 

Download/Stream/Buy: Bandcamp
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