AOTW | 6 June – 11 June: CVLTVRΣ – Virtual Life

We’re going classic-style on Sunbleach this week! Virtual Life is the debut album by CVLTVRΣ, who also produces as TASPO. Virtual Life is a mix between classic-style vaporwave and vaportrap music, mostly sampling from Japanese pop songs. As is the custom with CVLTVRΣ/TASPO releases, the production is is free from artifacts, so Virtual Life is a clear listening experience regardless […]

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AOTW 22 May – 28 May: death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – #NUWRLDの気持ち

Here’s a weird one, and I’m sure that the creators would agree. #NUWRLDの気持ち by death’s dynamic shroud.wmv gave rise to the titular NUWRLD movement within vaporwave, which is the auditory equivalent of deep fried memes. Tracks are constructed much like classic-style vaporwave – samples of video games, pop music, and muzak – but they’re wrung and contorted to an almost […]

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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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