AOTW | 14 August – 20 August: bl00dwave – NEW VISUALS

bl00dwave’s NEW VISUALS was released in February 2014 – perhaps surprisingly late in the game for a classic-style album that’s so obviously classic-style. Although topically one of many albums that rely on simple pitch-/tempo-shifting, NEW VISUALS is notable for its naivety. Not that bl00dwave is naive, but the atmosphere within this album is one of fancy and lightness. It’s full […]

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AOTW | 24 July – 30 July: Darksleep – Identity Ender

For many, ECCOJAMS began and ended with Daniel Lopatin’s ECCOJAMS (producing as Chuck Person). That’s not quite true. Now ECCOJAMS certainly had its most thriving period in the early era of vaporwave (2010-2012), but there are a multitude of artists who continue(d) to release music that evoked Lopatin’s surreal vaporwave trendsetter. Identity Ender is one of those albums. The first […]

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LOTW | 17 July – 23 July: Question Records

Our fourth label feature is Brighton, UK label Question Records! Question Records is owned and operated by Methyr, who has produced vaporwave-inspired music since early 2016 and has produced music through the neoclassical (or classically-influenced) project Te Amo! – exclamation mark included. Early in its run, Question Records released classic-style vaporwave (Hiroshi Haru), vaporhop (Aokigahara Accept, Warm Poolside Fun), and […]

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AOTW 10 July – 16 July: Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza – Transversal Worldwide Shopping

What is “transversal”, and how would it be applied to worldwide shopping? Well, maybe Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza has the answer. Transversal Worldwide Shopping is the pseudonymous artist’s most out-there release. In contrast to the other “chapters” of LVP, Transversal Worldwide Shopping is only two tracks, both of which are long-form hypnagogic drift jams that launch into something like trip-vaporhop. One […]

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