Saint Pepsi
Hit Vibes


4.0
excellent

Review

by Tony Li USER (36 Reviews)
November 25th, 2013 | 79 replies | 4,145 views


Release Date: 05/31/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Audio-decadence

8 of 9 thought this review was well written

The controversial vaporwave phenomenon intrigues me as a whole; tasteful sampling in any genre can be a wonderful experiment in aural texture, and the problem with vaporwave is that usually the experimentation is not well executed enough to create a cohesive end product. This glaring problem is remedied majestically and with a ton of flare on the album "Hit Vibes," as Ryan DeRobertis (the Pepsi Saint himself) splices together thirteen lush tracks of the best serious vaporwave the genre has to offer. The grand parody of corporatism is out of the limelight as Saint Pepsi chooses to instead concentrate fully on creating actual music with his arsenal of sounds, and on "Hit Vibes" almost every detail is honed to truly capture the spirit of the genre. Given out for free on Bandcamp and emblazoned with a minimalist and unassuming album art, this is the ultimate perversion of the corporate spirit, and it's all done in the most enjoyable and downright funky way possible. Crooning vocals are shredded and superimposed over a smooth saxophone-riddled and synth-layered soundscape, as bombastic blast beats punctuate throughout. The melodies are danceable, the ambiance is groovy and fluid, and "Hit Vibes" definitively proves itself to be a collection of very jazzy feel-good vibes. A hit indeed.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Decided this needed a review, so I tried something short, sweet, and to the point

really diggin this

oltnabrick
November 25th 2013



30563 Comments


ruined

Digging: Sicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol. 1

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you're the worst

oltnabrick
November 25th 2013



30563 Comments


this is a soundoff

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol

Relinquished
November 25th 2013



24880 Comments


like a gian review without the weirdness

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I see nothing wrong with short reviews; that being said, this is longer than any serious soundoff I've seen

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2013



3414 Comments


fine review have a pos good sir

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

gratzi

now if only brick would be more reasonable :^)

oltnabrick
November 25th 2013



30563 Comments


I didnt neg this

PunchforPunch
November 25th 2013



6184 Comments


terrible artwork

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I would normally agree but I like it in this context

PunchforPunch
November 25th 2013



6184 Comments


okay i'll check it

WashboardSuds
November 25th 2013



4990 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

paint pepsi

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i'm pretty selective with my vaporwave but this is this tits

oltnabrick
November 25th 2013



30563 Comments


check luxury elite or topaz gang. james ferraro's Far Side Virtual too


theres some really good vaporwave comps too

Azn.
November 25th 2013



5604 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

will check, thanks

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2013



10043 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Nice work, man! One of my faves from this year for sure

oltnabrick
November 25th 2013



30563 Comments


luxury elite is better than this



this isnt really vaporwave... i mean it kinda is but its less sample based

WashboardSuds
November 25th 2013



4990 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

honestly not one of my faves in the genre. rock solid stuff though for sure



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