Diskette Park – Stray (2018)

Just look at that art! Despite the heavy nostalgic tones, Diskette Park instead wallows in oceanic waves of moody, melancholic synth work, rather than your more [ t y p i c a l ] vaporwave. In fact, as time goes on, and whilst I agree that the genre does have its own solid base, I find that these days it is more of a marker for a starting point; a pointer as to the possible aesthetic or thematic intention of the artist. This is such a beautiful electronic record, and I fear marking it entirely as vaporwave would maybe turn off listeners who are not so heavily into that genre.