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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lukepi / methyr – Ocean Dreams

Recommendation: ✂ (“Brisk Wind”, “Snake / The Bowl of Rice and the Bamboo Tree”, “Someone, Anyone, No-one”, “Seaweed”) Ocean Dreams1 is a split release between lukepi and methyr that was released through Smirk Sounds. lukepi2 released his first EP at the ripe age of 17, then took a few years off until dropping No Wonder on Neetspeak in 2015. He […]

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Dallas Raines – 天気予報官

Recommendation: ✂ (“M E G A d o p p l e r メガドップラー”, “Dew Point 露点 • 圧力変化 Pressure Change”, “Moderate Visibility 適度な可視性”) “Weathersoft” is a small but rather vibrant sub-subculture within mallsoft. Practitioners make art that serves to evoke services such as the Weather Channel and local meteorologist networks. Songs generally feature smooth jazz samples and tunes that […]

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Datavision Ltd. – NIGHTWAVES

Recommendation: ✂ (“[untitled]”, “Get Lifted”) NIGHTWAVES is a mixtape by Datavision Ltd., an old-school vaporwave duo that consisted of Robin Burnett of INTERNET CLUB and Leonce Nelson. This mixtape consists of “booty-poppin malljams” of existing songs, sort of like ECCOJAMS but using the whole song rather than an earworm sample (with a couple exceptions). Each track consists of one song […]

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luxury elite – III

Recommendation: ✂ (“into the great unknown”, “check it out”, “last moments of life”) III is a misnomer title: it’s actually luxury elite’s fifth album but her third in the main line of releases. This “babewave” record follows a split with Mensa Group International. It’s filled with sample curation: each track is one or two minutes in length and features little […]

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