Vaporwave is hitting its 10th anniversary and to celebrate some of the community has pulled together to create VA:10. VA:10 is a special collection of music from various vaporwave artists, music videos and aesthetic art all with the sole purpose of commemorating the genre we all love.
At the moment the album is available digitally and cassettes are expected to release later in the following months. With 65 different songs and over 100 hours of listening, we hope you check out the album. Now available on Bandcamp.
Today we begin our celebration of the tenth anniversary of Vaporwave as a cultural movement and music genre with VA:10, a special collection of art, music, and videos.
The first part of our celebration is a nearly four hour commemorative album. In sixty-five tracks, we tell a story encompassing every facet of Vaporwave, ranging from grainy VHS pop nostalgia to thorny and jittery broken transmissions.
Accompanying the music is a film showcasing a number of talented videographers, glitch artists, and collage enthusiasts. The end goal of this part of the project is making a music video to accompany every track on the album. Due to its ambitious scale, we’ve only finished about a quarter of it thus far — if you’d like to help out, you can here: discord.gg/93Fmju8.
Our project’s last component is the artbook. A celebration of Vaporwave aesthetics, our goal with it is to encapsulate the tone and emotion of the album through a visual medium.
Any profit from the hard work of the eighty-eight creators involved in this project goes to the Internet Archive. We collectively chose to donate to this organization because we recognize its vital role in preserving the history of the internet, and because it will help ensure Vaporwave’s cultural legacy will remain on the web for many years to come as it continues to grow as a movement and community.
We thank you for checking out our work! Links to the artbook and music film are below.
Chiefahleaf, VA:10 Project Coordinator