AOTW | 8 August – 14 August: вовчі особи – вовки тіні

This week’s (admittedly late) AOTW is the creepy-yet-fascinating вовки тіні, or Wolves Shadow by the enigmatic вовчі особи. This album lies in the dank, dreary world of deathdream; a style that utilizes the surreal atmospheres of dreampunk but with a decidedly morbid, dark atmosphere that far surpasses anything else in the genre. вовки тіні is only two tracks, but in […]

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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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