Elemental 95 releases “Hyperbird” by Loose Link & Off Land

The newest album out on the French-American label Elemental 95 is Hyperbird, a collaboration between Loose Link and Off Land. It is a concept album about the titular hyperbird, with six “paths” (one per track) and a final “ambient path” that explore the artists’ various takes on the creature/entity/idea. It’s highly ambient, with quite a bit of influence from downtempo […]

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Contact Lens – Ice in tha Veins

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I almost didn’t take this one seriously based on the album artwork alone. That’s – wow. That’s some serious WordArt shit right there. I’m legitimately impressed; it’s got that amateur quality down pat, and it reminds me of spending so much time back in elementary school trying out different themes for papers.1 This is reflected in the music: […]

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全日本空輸 Co. Ltd. – 空港のための音楽 MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS

Recommendation: ✂ (“受託手荷物”) 空港のための音楽 MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS1 is an extended-play by Windows 98の, presenting here as 全日本空輸 Co. Ltd.2 If you’re expecting something akin to Brian Eno’s famed first installment to the Ambient series, then you might be surprised with this one: 空港のための音楽 MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS is three tracks of steadily evolving glitchy, hi-fidelity vaporwave music. All three tracks flow […]

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ニューシティ – METROPOLISからオーディオ

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ METROPOLISからオーディオ1 is the soundtrack to an imaginary cyberpunk anime in which our hero arrives in a utopian mega-city of 20XX. The only album by ニューシティ2 3 is a highly cinematic exploration of Anywhere, Japan that thrives in tension; short of vapornoise, this is one of the darkest releases in the TKX Vault discography – and that’s saying something. […]

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Surfing self-releases “Chrome”

Surfing, which brought the cult classic Deep Fantasy four years ago, has released their follow-up album titled Chrome. In contrast to their debut’s chillwave vibes, this album utilizes hip-hop, trap, and classic-style vaporwave to create something that sounds completely unlike their past work. The album is seven tracks long; it’s available for $5 as a digital download. Check it out […]

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Pool House Ltd. releases “THE SOFT DISCO” by Unenlightenment

Hartlepool, UK label Pool House Ltd. issued new music from Unenlightenment today. The album is an eighties-throwback jam in fifteen tracks with significant influence from ECCOJAMS, classic-style vaporwave, and some hypnagogic pop, which “create[s] a dream-like state where emotions take place under the moonlight with a catch.” It’s available for £1 as a digital download and for £7 on hot […]

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No Problema Tapes exclusive cassette-only double release: Phoenix #2772 and MAXELL カセットテープ & ラ・ブルーgirl

No Problema Tapes has issued two albums exclusively on cassette: Experience by Phoenix #2772 and 永遠の愛 by MAXELL カセットテープ & ラ・ブルーgirl. Both of these albums were previously released on other labels or self-released by the artist, but this is the first time that either have been available on cassette through No Problema Tapes. Both of the albums feature new artwork […]

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