天気予報 ends – signalwave is dead
Direct from Bandcamp:
Noryokun here once again and for a final time… The first thing to address; Due to a bunch of problems, it’s been decided not to release it. It’s not a light decision as I want to conclude this entirely, but it seems I trip close to the finish line. If you don’t believe me, that’s fine the chance of releasing the 3rd part is slim if you want an alternative conclusion あすの天気 is a good one, that album meant to be the final asutenki but it all change. Though releasing it beyond the planned date would mess up my already messy schedule. How just looping a simple Japanese commercial led me to such journeys, I guess there’s a meaning in every track like a world distant to real life. MTHU’s review of False Narrative was a good example. I usually think of a reference and a mood to name them or what’s in the cover. Asutenki is both a blessing and a curse; even though I get to expose Signalwave / Broken Transmission to people and hear people like 夢のチャンネル getting inspired by my project is fantastic. It does open up to me getting less creative when it comes to music, and it feels like I’m wasting my talent. I like to remain a private guy. Having popularity is also one of the significant factors, I do have anxiety from the start of making music, and I still have it to this day… I might go deep with this one, but this is a whole different beast. I’m happy that this project garnered recognition, and I guess I’m just history left to be unearthed (though I still dislike of asutenki archives), but soon it will become irrelevant I don’t know time will tell if I’m wrong or right… Nevertheless, thank you so much for listening to asutenki, whether a veteran or a newcomer. Idk you might think this as total BS due to my constant shitposting, but I do appreciate hearing it till the end. Now it’s up to you if you want to continue to the world of hitonatsukashi in the future. This is Noryokun, and I’m gone…天気予報
Noryokun has finally ended 天気予報. Once albums started getting deleted, it was a matter of time before the project fully ended. But damn did it take long to get there.
天気予報 released a couple more albums to finalize the legacy after the first announcement. Eventually release a couple of backlog albums and a mini-disc / cassette or two. Even pre-orders for the latest (final?) mini-discs can are live now. 天気予報 will never really die.
天気予報 was the start for a lot of signalwave fans and it changed the landscape of vaporwave forever. For a legacy that started in 2017 and lasted into this new decade, it’s a wonderful journey to be a part of. but I’ve been seeing the writing on the wall for too long.. way back in October of 2019 before 天気予報 announcement it I was questioning the life of the project:
From my time hanging out in the once known signalwave discord, it seems Noryokun was just tired of working on the project, even hated it. When the deletions start, there was a lot of finger pointing that this was just being a way to boost sales or be edgy in the scene.
That was understandable with how at the time the Signalwave scene was trying to kill itself with the use of memes and self-deprecation. I did think that was annoying but I wasn’t going to let signalwave die myself.
Noryokun inspired me get into the signalwave scene and even turned it into my favorite sub-genre in vaporwave. The Japanese CM and aesthetic hit me more than people know, inspired countless projects of mine. Including, the reason I created the book, A Book of Visual Signals.
The 7 part visual この眠りから私を起こして project, was animated completely by 天気予報 album art:
and as Noryokun mentioned in the goodbye quote above, the album review that really got me hooked into signalwave early and to this date, my favorite YouTube video I’ve ever made:
So am I upset with it the project ending? Not really, just like Noryokun, I’m just tired of project. Mainly because of the drama that soured signalwave for a lot of people. If the deletions, memes and self-hate’s goal was to kill the project and signalwave, I’ll be first say it worked.
It’s a sad day for many but it also marks a new generation of music producers. It seems Noryokun thinks 夢のチャンネル is the future of Signalwave even name dropping in the goodbye letter, for those who don’t know fo their work, listen to some here:
天気予報’s end will either end Signalwave itself or form a new genre from new artists. There’s always the mouthful “Broken transmission”.
3/20 – The life extension has expired.
Result: Failed, 2/3 was fully released (Missing: Asu Random)
The transfer must go as planned.
天気予報 -> ruaki0x
[SIII] Spectrum -> [SIV] Lost
ひまわり衛星: Asu Random is officially cancelled and won’t be out to the public.
…a vapourware perhaps.
The Lost Era has begun.
Did anyone ever decode these?
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