4. birth of a new day: discovering emotion in an bleak cyber-dystopia (album episode)


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The Virtual Ocean is a “Let’s Listen” vaporwave discovery podcast. What is vaporwave? Vaporwave is a music genre (and internet meme) that appropriates mood music from the past while presenting subtle takes on modern-day consumerist culture. The genre has drawn many passionate listeners with its powerful immersion, ambiguous commentaries, and the genre's unique ability to amalgamate with the memes created as its byproduct.
It's also very, very, aesthetic.
In each episode, we listen to tracks that make up genre and give our thoughts, emotions, and commentary on them.
In episode 4, we listen to the iconic hypnagogic album 新しい日の誕生 (Birth of a New Day), by vaporwave duo 2814.
This album is one of the best selling bandcamp albums and a staple of the hypnagogic vaporwave genre.
The album paints a broken, futuristic cyber city ridden of any human dignity and emotion.... And carries you on half-dreadful, half-euphoric journey of discovering what it's like to feel - in a neon world that doesn't.
This was my first time listening to this album and I fell in love. Join me and let's sail to this dreary cyber metropolis together.

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