영원한아들 ETERNAL SON – 친애하는 지도자 DEAR LEADER (World War 2020 – Episode Two)

Recommendation: ✂ (“Revolutionary Enlightenment Room”, “Echoes in the Ryugyong Hotel (Interlude)”, “Subjugation of Gwando”, “Sun Palace”, “Global Holocaust”) 친애하는 지도자 DEAR LEADER1 is the second “episode” of HVRF’s long-running World War 2020 series that details a hypothetical cataclysm between the US, Russia, North Korea, and… pretty much everyone else. This album is set apart from the rest of the series […]

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Annulus – t-Projection

Recommendation: ✂ (“Onyo, “LG Compex”, “Vuvu”, “Autoconvolution”, “Mitzu”) t-Projection was the first release of Question Records, a UK label founded by vapor(-wave) and classical artist methyr. Produced by the pseudonymous/anonymous artist Annulus, t-Projection was a hell of a way for Question Records to start off. Although the foundations of Question Records are in classic-style vaporwave and ECCOJAMS, t-Projection is a […]

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Virtual Polygon – EXIT

Recommendation: ✂ (“Fade”) EXIT1 is the fifth album released through Asura Revolver, a Norwegian vaporwave-and-associates label that primarily features influences from drone music and IDM.2 It’s produced by Virtual Polygon, whose debut EP visuals was released in 2013. Most Virtual Polygon albums used some combination of classic-style and ambient vaporwave (of which both may be heard on visuals‘ two tracks). […]

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ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ / ライフMIDI – E-motional Cartography

Recommendation: ✂ (“glitteryconnection”) E-motional Cartography is a split release between ᴡ ᴇ в s ɪ ᴛ ᴇ ツ1 and ライフMIDI,2 two mostly classic-style vaporwave artists who have been releasing music since 2014 and 2013, respectively. This release is available through Swamp Circle – of which the creative force is Angel Marcloid, who creates all associated album artwork. E-motional Cartography is […]

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トリニティー無限大 – BLUE 光

Recommendation: ✂ (“愛しています”) トリニティー無限大1 is a project from nothing less than the master of slushwave and ambient vaporwave (arguably the founder of at least one of those) himself: telepath. BLUE 光2 is this project’s debut album, released in January 2015 and given a cassette run of 100 by No Problema Tapes a year later. It merges the smooth, repeated samples […]

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midnight王朝 – 自己満足

Recommendation: ✂ (“血の後の人生”, “太陽のかけら”) This is some midnight music.1 自己満足2 by midnight王朝3 is ambient vaporwave that sounds like it was produced for the setting depicted in the album artwork: late hours of the night in the middle of an urban parking lot where a lone fluorescent lamp provides the only source of light. Released in June 2016 through The Library, […]

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