AOTW | 14 November – 20 November: Lancaster_ – Press Play

Well, we missed last week’s AOTW update. Blame the US election – there’s plenty of that going around. Press Play is a seven-track extended-play released by future funk artist Lancaster_ at the end of December 2013. This short release – and Lancaster_’s second and final, with the exception of a few features with マクロスMACROSS 82-99 and Keats Collective – is […]

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AOTW | 31 October – 6 November: Nyetscape – Nyetscape 4

Nyetscape 4 is a mallsoft album by Nyetscape. As with many mallsoft releases, Nyetscape 4 seeks to enhance and elicit the feeling of being inside of a mall – abandoned or otherwise. But where Nyetscape 4 differs is the strange, foreboding darkness that slowly creeps in upon the album’s progression. “Fever” and “AgenciesXL” may be lively-ish muzak tracks, but nobody […]

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AOTW | 24 October – 30 October: Mason Guerrero – The Chernobyl Tape Decks

The Chernobyl Tape Decks is the only album by Mason Guerrero under his own name. Whereas many early vaporwave pioneers stayed on the fringes of the genre following its brief and exciting first-wave heyday in the early 2010s only to reinvent themselves (e.g. Internet Club) or come back later to nigh-universal excitement (Vektroid), Mason Guerrero’s sole release in the relatively […]

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AOTW | 17 October – 23 October: Dante Mars Ajeto! – Life Enterprises

At its best, future funk just plain feels good. It’s happy, it’s fun, and it’s not always light – sometimes, it’s actually pretty hard-hitting. Dante Mars Ajeto’s Life Enterprises is one of such albums. It opens with one of the best tracks in future funk at the time of this writing: “Quick Script Big Bux,” which samples an uptempo funk […]

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AOTW | 10 October – 16 October: chris††† – no lives matter

chris†††’s no lives matter was the first mega-hit of 2016, a year that’s seen quite a few mega-hits. Taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to the “___ Lives Matter” movements (and before a certain black metal meme stole the joke), no lives matter is a producer’s wet dream of vaporwave production. This isn’t your weekend-fling, throw-a-bunch-of-reverb and call it a day; no […]

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AOTW | 3 October – 9 October: Penthouse Apartment – Y2K Millenium Nightclub

Here’s an interesting concept: an album that revolves around burgeoning communication technology at the turn of the millennium utilizing phone connectors, remixed modem sounds, and some of the bleakest-sounding techno this side of Berlin. Penthouse Apartment with Y2K Millenium Nightclub (sic) does exactly that. This release is the Sunbleach AOTW for its status as a precursor to the “ghost tech” […]

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AOTW | 26 September – 2 October: death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This

After skipping last week’s AOTW update due to personal vacation, Sunbleach is back with a new featured album – this time, something from death’s dynamic shroud.wmv (a.k.a. dds.wmv). I’ll Try Living Like This is probably one of the most recognizable albums in the ECCOJAMS subgenre of music, next to Daniel Lopatin’s genre-defining/-naming release. I’ll Try Living Like This is a […]

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