The mysterious entity known as INTERNET CLUB has been releasing a steady stream of screwed shopping mall jams, PowerPoint presentation pop, and elevator trap anthems for the past [insert period of time here]. Part of an emerging microscene variously called webwave, vaporwave, doswave, and eccojams — an outcropping that also includes artists like Laserdisc Visions and MEDIAFIRED — INTERNET CLUB takes sampling several steps further, into the realm of pure appropriation. Snatches of incidental music, library tunes, and other unidentifiable sources are extended, looped, and treated in a way that leaves their essential structure intact, extracting the weirdly hypnotic, meditative unconscious of even the most bland and disposable music. There’s an analogy here to the strategies of artists like Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine, but more on that later.
Right now, you can stream or download a brand new INTERNET CLUB joint entitled DREAMS 3D for free via Ailanthus Recordings. The album is one of several releases this year, with another called VANISHING VISION due next month. In the words of INTERNET CLUB: ”留在我身边.”