アロエ波 – アロエ波
The self-titled album by アロエ波1 is chiptune and classic-style vaporwave straight from STC Records, an Illinois label. This EP is four tracks in seven minutes. It utilizes a bit of glitchy, hyper-compressed percussion that gives a hint of a future funk vibe without going into the all-out danciness that future funk proscribes. The third track is the most overtly classic-style of the bunch, with a looped instrumental/muzak jam replete with that amazing Seinfeld-esque bass that was all the rage in the mid-90s.2 アロエ波 is a short but rather decent release; a similar production style would make for a pretty good full-length. Not much, but probably worth adding to a classic-style playlist. Recommended for fans of DMT Tapes FL.
1. Aløe / アロエ波3 – (2:39)3
2. 久美子のビーチ@なごみます – (1:24)4
3. 9をプロデュース – (1:16)5
4. 突然エレベーター – (1:44)6
1Japanese translation: “Aloe waves”
2Seriously. That’s one of my earliest memories, that fucking bass.
3Japanese translation: “Aloe / Aloe waves 3”
4Japanese translation: “Kumiko’s Beach @ Nagami”
5Japanese translation: “Produced 9”
6Japanese translation: “Suddenly elevator”