"Seinwave," a vaporfunk rework of the Seinfeld theme

SeinWave by Abelard

In recent weeks, I've shared the joy of Seinfeld with my teenage son. To reciprocate, he's been turning me on to the myriad incarnations of vaporwave, vaporfunk, chillwave, and other desktop electronica microgenres of the last decade. Finally, today, he decided the time was right to reveal an unholy hauntological overlap of our interests: "Seinwave" (2015) by Abelard. Listen above. From Abelard:

Seinwave is a rework of the iconic slap bass infused pop-click theme of the classic Seinfeld sitcom TV show. Created on a whim, Seinwave holds its own as a funky, danceable track, exploring new melodies, sounds and hooks, whilst retaining the faded sitcom hues and tones that we all remember.

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Support a new documentary about vaporwave music

In 2009, musician Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) released a track called “Nobody Here” followed by the album “Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol.1” less than a year later. Now, that track is considered the first vaporwave song, and "Eccojams" the first vaporwave album, with one of the original 100 cassettes going for $2,000 on Discogs. Yesterday saw the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for “Nobody Here: The Story of Vaporwave," the first feature documentary about the genre, with artists on the soundtrack (and hopefully in the film) like Saint Pepsi, CatSystem Corp., Death’s Dynamic Shroud, Yung Bae, Luxury Elite, and more. The Indiegogo rewards range from the soundtrack on vinyl, cassette, or MiniDisc to a Macintosh Plus signed by the artists and filmmakers. They aim to complete the film by January 2021 but right now, there's not much to do but support the project and just enjoy yourself...

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The lost Apple Store design of the 1990s

In the 1990s, Marc Newsom designed the Apple retail store concept as imagined in this presentation video by Me Company. Read the rest

Excellent 1990 electrical safety video for kids starring VOLTON and hallucinatory CGI

Edison Electric Institute created this fantastic public safety video in 1990 with CGI that's been aged to perfection for today's vaporwave music videos.

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Tesla Cybertruck fixed with vaporwave

At r/VaporwaveAesthetics, gdj11 adds a dixie cup to Elon Musk's shatterproof Homer truck and gives the world a better vision of the aesthetic. [via Scalzi] Read the rest

Relive the sublime perfection of Windows 95 in your Linux desktop environment

There are many rudimentary Microsoft-style themes for Linux, but Chicago95 fastidiously recreates the ineffable beauty of Windows '95 right down to the finest details. It's a perfect melding of the historical Windows and modern Linux experiences. Creator Grassmunk (who also made a less-precise but still-beautiful MacOS Classic theme) writes:

I was unhappy with the various XFCE/GTK2/GTK3 Windows 95 based themes and decided to make one that was more consistent across the board for theming.

Included in this theme:

New icons to complete the icon theme started with Classic95 Edited Redmond XFWM theme to more accurately reflect Windows 95 Edited Xfce-Redmond by dbbolton to be more accurate and include XFCE panels Created GTK-3.0 theme from scratch (based on Win 10 and Mate themes) Plymouth theme created from scratch An MS-DOS inspired theme for oh-my-zsh

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Boombox "turns any cassette into vaporwave"

Wow! I'm quite aflutter.

Worn belts + QSound = aesthetic

That QSound button widens stereo, adds reverb, and applies other audio 'enhancements' intended to heal (or conceal) typical tape trouble. The official website has a glorious Web 1.0 aesthetic of its own. Read the rest

Windows 95 startup sound slowed 4000%

Something about the soundtrack to Hi Stranger tickled neurons untickled for many years. Read the rest

Buy Windows 95, Dances With Wolves and Myst in this vaporwave classic

Don't miss this cool vaporwave game about the end of the "hanging at the mall" consumerist heyday.

Play it now: RadOS

Billed as a "modern horror experience", RadOS summons the simultaneously hilarious and nightmarish circumstance of cursing softly at a bright, gooey GUI as you struggle desperately against losing everything.