In The Age Of Global Capitalism, Vaporwave Celebrates And Undermines The Electronic Ghosts Haunting The Nostalgia Industry Ours Is A Time Of Ghosts In Machines, Killing Meaning And Exposing The Gaps Inherent In The Electronic Media That Pervade Our Lives Vaporwave Is An Infant Musical Micro Genre That Foregrounds The Horror Of Electronic Media S Ability To Appear As Media Theorist Jeffrey Sconce Terms It Haunted Experimental Musicians Such As INTERNET CLUB And MACINTOSH PLUS Manipulate Muzak And Commercial Music To Undermine The Commodification Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Global Capitalism While Accentuating The Uncanny Properties Of Electronic Music Production Babbling Corpse Reveals Vaporwave S Many Intersections With Politics, Media Theory, And Our Present Fascination With Uncanny, Co S Mic Horror The Book Is Aimed At Those Interested In Global Capitalism S Effect On Art, Musical Raids On Mainstream Indie And Popular Music, And Anyone Intrigued By The Changing Relationship Between Art And Commerce.
Grafton Tanner is a writer and musician from Georgia His writing has appeared in Paste magazine, Film Matters, and The Blue Indian, and his debut book, Babbling Corpse Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts, was released in 2016 He is a classically trained percussionist and music educator, and he writes and performs music as Superpuppet.
- 104 pages
- Babbling Corpse
- Grafton Tanner
- 26 May 2018 Grafton Tanner