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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AOTW | 12 September – 18 September: Universitat de Barcelona – Virtual Campus™

Virtual Campus™ is a relatively obscure vapornoise album released toward the end of 2013, when the many subgenres of vaporwave were pushing their evolution to the utmost max. The album is a time capsule of the fictional, titular campus of the very-real Universitat de Barcelona, whereby years of compression, archiving, and general disuse have resulted in a decayed and corrupted […]

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AOTW | 5 September – 11 September: g h o s t i n g – Telenights

The first fall album-of-the-week is bringing in the darker days with Telenights by ghosting. This album is a quintessential “broken transmission” album in its highly screwed presentation of a late night Canadian television broadcast where the programming is always announced but never seems to come on in the midst of the barrage of advertisements and public service announcements. It’s an […]

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AOTW | 22 August – 28 August: Sacred Tapestry – Shader

This week’s album-of-the-week is the futurevisions suite of Shader, released under the Sacred Tapestry moniker by Ramona Xavier (of Vektroid, Macintosh Plus, New Dreams Ltd.; etc.). Not only is this release highly notable for its establishment of yet-another subgenre through a project of Xavier, but it’s also exceptionally interesting in its multiple call-backs and self-samples of Xavier’s own works. Tracks […]

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