Might I compare thee to an artificial rose?
I've come to a realization in recent days. A major aspect of Vaporwave as a genre and concept is nostalgia, especially for a past that many of us have never actually experienced. For instance, many people would cite Resonance by Home or Palm Mall Mars as music that awakens a yearning in them for memories they've never had. What makes this so interesting to me is that we now experience this culture and music so dripping with iconography of the past, that in several decades, we will look back at this vaporwave culture with nostalgia for when our minds felt nostalgia for experiences we've never had. If that isn't mind-fuckery, idk what is.