AOTW | 16 October – 22 October: 식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open

Lots of mallsoft albums purport to be the soundtrack to your shopping journey, but only one album actually changes aisles with you. 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open is that album. One of the first releases ever on the now-monolithic Dream Catalogue label, 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open chronicles your experience at the local market, providing some easy instrumental listening for you as you shop […]

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Bogus Collective releases “Ladyfingersの帰還” by レディーフィンガー

I thought this was going to be a classic-style album. Nope. Ladyfingersの帰還 by レディーフィンガー is a four-track release of hypnagogic drift and ambient vaporwave. Each track is approximately one half-hour in length. Comparisons to telepath’s 仮想夢プラザ project seem appropriate, and Ladyfingersの帰還 certainly shares in the surrealism, but this release is a lot less rhythmic than the early/mid 仮想夢プラザ albums and […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “記憶の海 (Sea of memory)” by バーチャルボーイA t s u

バーチャルボーイA t s u has been around for a couple of years by this point, releasing classic-style vaporwave on labels such as DMT Tapes FL/VCR. 記憶の海 (Sea of memory) is freshly available through Adhesive Sounds. It’s a ten-track album that shows バーチャルボーイA t s u is slowly branching out of classic-style and hypnagogic drift music; here, the artist incorporates a […]

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Power Lunch releases “Adopt-A-Succulent” by Azuresands大麻

The cutely-named Adopt-A-Succulent is a new album of mallsoft music released by Azuresands大麻, a mainstay on the Power Lunch label. Adopt-A-Succulent is eight tracks of relaxing pseudo-new age music with a sample curation aesthetic as you shop for your new plant friend. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download, for $8 USD on cassette in an edition of eight, and […]

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