I had a chance to sit down with dark ambient vaporwave artist Zer0 れい a couple weeks back and we discussed his experience with being a vaporwave artist and tips to perform your own music. How to make the connections with concert owners, how perform and other information that is sure to get you playing live shows in no time.
Zer0 れい is a experimental artists from Kortrijk, België who has been making music for over 10 years. As Zer0 れい he has released several albums on various labels, BRC30 Productions, Seikomart, power_lunch corporation, & Sunset Grid.
His style of music is sample less plays off of ambient drones that provides a great atmospheric description of a darkness. Beautiful darkness.
He first got into vaporwave “super late”. Started creating vaporwave in 2018. He started back into making music because it was driving him nuts that he hadn’t be creative in a while. With most of his equipment in storage he finally got back to his roots and put his had at making vaporwave. Releasing 6 albums in one year.
He came up with the name Zer0 れい because he wanted to stick to some kind of anonymous act like he’d seen in N0thing and other artists.
When he plays live shows he puts on a plastic welding mask that he made himself with LED wiring through it spelling out his Japanese part of this name, れい.
What’s cool is he has spent a lot of time working and volunteering in his hometowns concert venue. So he was able to give is a lot of details on how to start playing your own music in your home town and how to pull together a vaporwave community. What the full video or listen to the podcast to learn more.
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𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗦𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (cassette)
ブラックマジック (Black Magic)
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