AOTW | 25 December – 1 January: 骨架的 – Holograms

Here’s a total vaporwave throwback to cap off 2017! Holograms is the second album from 骨架的, one of those artists who could stake a claim on the “founder of vaporwave” epithet. Unless there’s something earlier floating around in the void of 2000s Internet forums, Holograms is the first album to utilize the sampling curation aesthetic of vaporwave that has since […]

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AOTW | 18 December- 24 December: 猫 シ Corp. & Stereo Component – Ocean Beach

Fortune 500 is one of the codifying albums of vaporwave, having pretty much established the production and compositional techniques used in sample curation and late night lo-fi. One such album is Ocean Beach, a collaboration between 猫 シ Corp. and Stereo Component. 猫 シ Corp. is one of the most recognizable artists in the realm of hypnagogic sample curation that […]

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AOTW | 11 December – 17 December: emperor tangerine – my empire

TKX Vault opened in September 2014 with Y. 2089 by テレビ体験, a hallmark of vapornoise and broken transmission music. Well, in case you didn’t believe that TKX Vault was going to be a little bit different from parent label and dreampunk codifiers Dream Catalogue, a little album called my empire dropped nine days later from the enigmatic emperor tangerine. Whereas […]

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AOTW | 4 December – 10 December: ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ / ライフMIDI – E-motional Cartography

In recognition of the new ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ album available through Power Lunch, this week’s album-of-the-week features E-motional Cartography, a split between ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ and ライフMIDI that was released through Swamp Circle in March 2016. Both projects contribute two long-form classic-style vaporwave tracks with evolving progressions and a bit […]

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AOTW | 13 November – 19 November: W¯¯ – 该水流有其言力

W¯¯ (a.k.a. Watching Waters) created his debut album 该水流有其言力 in the aftermath of an emotionally catastrophic break-up. This album is constructed to portray the story of the artist’s coming to terms with his past, his present, and what might lie for him in the future. Many of the tracks utilize samples that relate to his relationship’s past in some way, […]

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