ライフターン – H+

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ H+ is the sophomore release from ライフターン1, a vaporwave artist from southeast Florida who releases music absolutely perfect for the DMT Tapes FL label. For those of you who are unaware, DMT Tapes FL is a Floridian label run by VitoJames that specializes in the classic-style and sample curation subgenres, often with a unique wall-of-sound production style. H+ […]

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Subaeris – Shinjuku Underground – Meditation Chamber System Overload

Recommendation: ✂ (“Select Mode / Astral Projection Of Liquid Souls”) Shinjuku Underground – Meditation Chamber System Overload (hereafter Shinjuku Underground) is the fourth full-length release from Subaeris, a futurist electronica project that incorporates elements of garage music, ambient, vaporwave, and dreampunk into a storied career that began back in 2012 and has shown few signs of stopping – an impressive […]

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Subaeris – Blue Tokyo EP

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ This five-track release is by Subaeris,1 a multi-faceted vaporwave/dreampunk project that is perhaps best known in the vaporwave community for releasing a series of futurist cyberpunk albums since 2012 that somewhat contrasted with the largely nostalgia-driven focus of the early vaporwave movement on eighties aesthetics and the early Internet Age. Albums such as Shinjuku Underground – Meditation Chamber […]

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LATEMOTIVE – 01100010

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 01100010 is the ninety-ninth release on Latinwave, a label based out of Central America that caters to vaporwave artists of Hispanic heritage. This three-track EP is the only release thus far from LATEMOTIVE. It focuses on hypnagogic drift with some elements of vaporhop. The first two tracks are mostly ambient works with some small whispers of beat. The […]

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蜃気楼MIRAGE / Chungking Mansions – Secret Deal

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Secret Deal is one of very few honest-to-god vaporwave albums released by TKX Vault in their initial fifty-album run.1 It is comprised of a fourteen-track split in equal portions featuring 蜃気楼MIRAGE2 and Chungking Mansions, both of which had been active producers in the vaporwave (and related genres) scene for a couple years by the time of this album’s […]

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Darksleep – Obviate

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Darksleep is a household name among fans of early vaporwave for his debut release Identity Ender, an ECCOJAMS album that perhaps got the closest to Daniel Lopatin’s genre-codifying (and naming) album than any other. For most, it stops there, or it’s assumed that Darksleep would continue to explore classic-style vaporwave for the rest of his career. Well, like […]

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