Some trippy surrealist vaporware by Nmesh
Recently, I’ve become aware of the existence of Vaporware, an interesting genre from the early 2010s which meshes together some cheesy and dreamy 1980s and 1990s sounds and aesthetics in some often pretty weird ways. Watching a couple of these vaporware videos can really get you dizzy. Is vaporware psychedelic? I’m not sure, but I think there’s definitely something interestingly surrreal going on there. What do you think?
There is a lot in the 1980s that wasn’t clearly recognized as psychedelic because the style wasn’t really 1960s psychedelia, but where I nevertheless find some distinctly free-rolling, psychedelic qualities. B-52 serves as a good example. “The love shack is a little old place where we can get together.”
An hilarious literal version to 1980s hit ‘Safety Dance’ by Men without Hats, with some psychedelic tinges (definitely LSD!)
American new wave band, Talking Heads, brings a light-hearted humor-filled 80’s video about (according to the writer David Byme) is a song that “presented a resigned, even joyful look at doom,”
Can’t help but feel slightly more at ease and content with everything, every time I listen/watch this song