Sandtimer – God

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Quick – what’s the first thing you hear on opening track “God Is Coming”? It’s the same progression as that used by the first lyric in “Paranoid Android” by Radiohead! God was released late in the first run of TKX Vault by Sandtimer, a multi-genre electronic music project that has touched ghost tech, hardvapour, vaporwave, and dreampunk from […]

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Mike Tenay – Jacuzzi

Recommendation: ✂ (“Rollerbabe”, “Swimming with Dolphins”) Born on 1 March 1955, Michael William Tenay is a former wrestling announcer who worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) throughout the nineties and the noughties. Known as “The Professor” for his “encyclopedic” knowledge of wrestling, Tenay ran a year-long podcast called Professor Vegas through CBS Radio from […]

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Late Night Loops – Late Night Loops II

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Don’t be fooled by the title. Despite this being called Late Night Loops II, I can’t find any other releases by the semi-eponymous artist Late Night Loops. It’s entirely possible that it’s out there, somewhere in the nameless archives of vaporwave MEGA discographies and forgotten Bandcamp labels – but knowing vaporwave, it’s also possible that Late Night Loops […]

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b l u e s c r e e n – 毛唐

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 毛唐1 by bluescreen (typeset as b l u e s c r e e n) is a four-track EP available through Australian label Sunset Grid. This release is entirely classic-style vaporwave that is constructed from pitch-/tempo-shifted samples of adult contemporary music. The production is fairly standard according to classic-style music, with a moderate emphasis on mid-range frequencies and […]

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L/S Disorder – Sub World Unknown

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sub World Unknown by L/S Disorder is a hodge-podge of heavy metal, dubstep, hip-hop, and drone as interpreted by plunderphonics. Along with Geoflesh’s self-titled album, it’s the most avant-garde release on Dublin label Smirk Sounds. Sub World Unknown was the second release by the label, demonstrating an early predilection for experimental sounds that need not conform to one’s […]

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Laptop Salam – Sonata I

Recommendation: ☹ Mary looks downright Satanic in the mirrored album artwork to Sonata I by Laptop Salam, available through 404Jackpot. This three-track EP of a mix of vaporhop and classic-style vaporwave from November 2013. All three tracks are titled after Italian cities. “Verona” is a somewhat glitchy, uptempo mix of repeatedly sampled vocal samples in a manner similar to that […]

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