AOTW | 1 May – 7 May: Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica

It’s my birthday today! While these AOTWs are chosen due to specific cultural or compositional importance to vaporwave, I’m going to choose one that’s both an excellent example of vaporwave/cyberpunk music and also one of my personal favorites regardless of genre: Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never. OPN’s contribution to vaporwave is visibly recognized in the literal creation of ECCOJAMS via […]

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AOTW | 24 April – 30 April: t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – アンタラ通信

アンタラ通信 is a two-disc (or it would be if it were to come out on CD [hint hint]) release by telepath, one of the foremost artists in ambient vaporwave and dreampunk. Starting off with an eighteen-minute hypnagogic jam, アンタラ通信 foreshadows the surreal textures that telepath would heavily explore through the Virtual Dream Plaza (or “仮想夢プラザ”) project. Whereas previous telepath albums […]

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AOTW 17 April – 23 April: Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza – NTSC Memories

NTSC Memories is an ode to late nights spent on the brink of falling asleep with cable TV playing in the background before falling on “sleep” mode. This release by Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza is the quintessential classic-style vaporwave album, by which samples are recontextualized from their original sources to create works of arts divorced or in light of their former […]

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AOTW | 10 April – 16 April: NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD – DEL WINDOW~1 /F

Noise music can be fun without implying masochism! Especially vapornoise, which is already kinda goofy because of the whole vaporwave thing. DEL WINDOW~1 /F is one of such releases. It’s extremely short – six tracks in about as many minutes – and it utilizes all of the vapornoise tropes such as decrepit ECCOJAMS, the dial-up tone thingy, and glitchy samplism. […]

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