AOTW | July 25 – July 31: computer slime – ミスト

ミスト encompasses much of the early dealings in the “signalwave” subgenre, whereby candid microsamples from unidentifiable sources are cut and pasted outside of their context into a new cohesive work. The cool part about computer slime’s only full-length album is how entirely transient each song is: this is a textbook example of music that is by-and-large forgettable background fluff that […]

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AOTW | July 18 – July 24: Nmesh – Nu.wav Hallucinations

Much like previous album Dream Sequins, Nmesh’s Nu.wav Hallucinations is a trippy odyssey through television samples, hits of the 80s/90s, and original material remixed together into a single nigh-thirty track journey. It’s long, pushing the maximum length for a compact disc, but very rarely feels its length. It’s an excellent addition to the discography of a long-time musician who’s had […]

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AOTW | July 11 – July 17: Midnight Television – Midnight Television [EP]

Midnight Television is one of the earliest and most well-known albums within the subgenre of late night lo-fi, which samples smooth jazz, radio, television, and muzak/easy listening sounds in an apolitical light meant to evoke the milieu of leaving one’s analogue television set on late at night. This short release founds its way to many a best-of vaporwave list/guide (including […]

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AOTW | June 27 – July 3: Employee#6817 – Eulogy

This week’s AOTW is one of the more bizarre releases in vaporwave: it’s Eulogy by Employee #6817. Check out this often intense and occasionally disturbing release of oscillating pure tones, madness-mantra voice sampling, and industrial-esque pitch-shifting. It’s weird, frequently disturbing, and an oft-overlooked addition to the vaporwave scene. Check out the music below and read Sunbleach‘s review here.   Eulogy […]

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AOTW | June 20 – June 26: Infinity Frequencies – Computer Death

The fourth album-of-the-week on Sunbleach is Computer Death by Infinity Frequencies, the first of the Computer trilogy1. It is one of the most successful of the signalwave subgenre, and it primarily uses samples of classical music and downtempo funk/elevator music instead of the smooth jazz and R&B popular within classic-style vaporwave. It’s haunting and quite beautiful, and there isn’t much […]

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AOTW | June 13 – June 19: ░▒▓新しいデラックスライフ▓▒░ – ▣世界から解放され▣

One of the most divisive releases in the scene, ▣世界から解放され▣ is the epitome of the broken transmission subgenre of vaporwave. This short, barely EP-length release is entirely made up of shredded television advertisements and jingles pasted together and covered with a layer of grime like an Odyssey video game set that has not seen use since the seventies. It’s difficult, […]

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