The artist formerly known as Vektodrum has recently released his Telnet Erotika EP for free download under the new moniker Vektroid. With new writing processes, ideas, and projects comes new names and we shall see if this one sticks. Regardless, Telnet Erotika shows Vektroid toying with the “chillwave” movement, reforming it into a throwback to classic computer culture in an immense lo-fi trip.The genre? MS-DOS WAVE.
According to Vektroid:
It’s nighttime music—the sort of tunes that still contain the “glo-fi” nostalgic quality, but though a much different lens. This project revolves around past computer culture—cheap websites, the irrational-but-widespread fear of “hackers”, cheap videotapes of soccer moms trying to teach one-another to “SURF THE NET”, but most befittingly, the music that came with it. MIDI files dug up off your grandma’s website about cats (which your uncle so graciously helped her build), cassettes your parents listened to on their way home from work, and an almost dreamlike point of view, navigating omnisciently through it. The release treads a lot of territory, switching from some slowed down electro to remixed tape recordings of new wave tunes. I couldn’t define a genre for this release.
Listen to the entire EP below ..