youtube forcing japanese music down your throat

luka

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its been forcing that one down my throat for years now. ive never listened but its not giving up. basically harassment at this point.
 

woops

is not like other people
dunno about dreams but gabor szabo's live album the sorceror is good


rest weary pilgrims
 

luka

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warrants a thread of its own really this 'sort of thing' doesn\t really belong here

 

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One of the things I've noticed the algorithm pushing at people is women's pole vaulting. You get clips of it on the front page with millions of views and thousands of Mr. Tea-esque comments like "She has an incredible ahem technique... " and "I am suddenly a fan of pole vaulting".

 

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Who loves ya, baby?
warrants a thread of its own really this 'sort of thing' doesn\t really belong here

I listened to a few of these last night. That channel does themed mixes of Japanese music. They're kind of bland, but I was impressed by the branding. They've got tons of plays and seem perfectly tailored for a certain audience. There's all the"Chillwave - Synthwave" stuff too.




There's something about this stuff that seems to hit a lot of people on a gut level. There are so many melancholy comments about being lonely, being stuck in shit jobs, in cars, on city rooftops etc.
AcidGlow 11 months ago
Does the driver ever reach their destination? ✅🙂

N0 Escape_200 11 months ago
should he ?

Velo 5 months ago
no the driver is stuck in a infinite loop of time where all he does is drive to the seeming never endless road
Abraham Tellez 3 months ago (edited)
Thumbs up if you just stared blankly and cried.
Mushystain 1 year ago
I’m super stressed out at school and feel absolutely helpless at home. I cry every night until I fall asleep just to rid the anxiety. Music is the only thing that keeps me whole, it makes me worry free and helps me just live in the moment. Skateboarding also helps me rid all of the negative thoughts. Find something you love and work towards improving that thing and it really helps me so it might help you too🙏
TheMelodicDuo 6 months ago (edited)
sometimes i just want to meet someone else who would just like to lay down with me or drive and listen to this, quiet without much conversation. that'd really be nice instead of trying to force a conversation.
I sometimes sneer at these comments and people, but I'm starting to appreciate the sincerity, even if it is a bit embarrassing at times. A lot of effort goes into the visuals too. No doubt there are some people cynically appropriating the aesthetic, but it feels to me like there's something genuine there. You're often presented lone figures, empty landscapes, buildings, single vehicles with a lone driver. There's no social component within the world depicted. They aren't quite dead, but there's no recognisable life beyond the figure or creature depicted. Perhaps the logical expression of people with nothing but technology for company.
 

linebaugh

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I listened to a few of these last night. That channel does themed mixes of Japanese music. They're kind of bland, but I was impressed by the branding. They've got tons of plays and seem perfectly tailored for a certain audience. There's all the"Chillwave - Synthwave" stuff too.




There's something about this stuff that seems to hit a lot of people on a gut level. There are so many melancholy comments about being lonely, being stuck in shit jobs, in cars, on city rooftops etc.
I sometimes sneer at these comments and people, but I'm starting to appreciate the sincerity, even if it is a bit embarrassing at times. A lot of effort goes into the visuals too. No doubt there are some people cynically appropriating the aesthetic, but it feels to me like there's something genuine there. You're often presented lone figures, empty landscapes, buildings, single vehicles with a lone driver. There's no social component within the world depicted. They aren't quite dead, but there's no recognisable life beyond the figure or creature depicted. Perhaps the logical expression of people with nothing but technology for company.
 

wild greens

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Do you think these chillwave videos/beats are a self-perpetuating cycle, could they actually be a negative influence on someone who enters into the conceptual cycle?

When I listen to these big videos - I did a couple today after watching these this morning - I agree, they do have some kind of weird city melancholy vibe - I kept thinking of doing the DLR late weirdly, which I did 3/4 times a week alone coming back from work a few year back. The whole ideal of night time canary wharf landscape, imposing monoliths etc etc. All that shit.

But- if you begin to immerse yourself in this world is it a coping mechanism or does it add to problem? If I begin to accept my role as a mere lonely cog in the future metropolis and endeavour to surround myself with spiritually comparable minor chords/pads and "oh look this is my dystopian future" imagery am I not just embracing a future entropy.

If you are lonely in the future city and overwhelmed by its concept then perhaps you should be searching for rebellion not a sound that allows you to embrace your bullshit depression reality.

Also - lots of these videos are car-centric but I would assume most watching them can't or don't drive, unless it's grand theft auto. Weird.
 

linebaugh

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People I know that buy heavy into these aesthetics are also into the 'cult of self improvement.' Self help, grinding, DIY therapy, spurious mental health advocacy. Its all part of the curriculum that for whatever reason has worked its way into hip hop culture. And yah, much of it seems to go past coping and into indulgence
 

luka

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A cult of self improvement has no tolerance for wallowing there's a famous thread here called the late nite aesthetic and it's the same thing. Alienation late at night with the radio for spurious company
 
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