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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新しいコンピュータのOS 98 – 2

Recommendation: ✂ (“IBMのPCセール”) 2 is a short EP of classic-style vaporwave by 新しいコンピュータのOS 98,1 available through STC Records.2 2 is a standard classic-style vaporwave album that utilizes pitch- and tempo-shifting of extant samples with some glitchy repetition. Half of the six tracks don’t even break two minutes. They have a small amount of dust on them in the production – […]

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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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Oscob – Eating Yourself Alive

Recommendation: ✂ (“rental”, “world”, “i can’t close my eyes”, “disintegration”, “iron lung”, “restricted”, “hope”) Eating Yourself Alive is the first release from Chamber 38, an imprint of the Bludhoney label that is themed around an alternate-reality containment group whose music albums are advertised as “anomalies”. It was created by Oscob, notable for a series of collaborations with artists such as […]

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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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starsculptor – thunder carnival

Recommendation: ✂ (“tiger striped cat”, “epsilon, pt. II [Mukyu Nyan remix]”) Whereas killkore and UNDERDOSE are entirely based in drone music, thunder carnival represents the “kid” part of Acid Medical’s “kidcore” aesthetic. This six-track EP is like listening to the thoughts of a child with ADD who watches way too much anime.1 Spoken word samples come out of nowhere on […]

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Dixie Crossing – temple

Recommendation: ✂ (“spectre”, “halls”, “passages”) temple is one of the first albums released by Dixie Crossing in 2017. That might sounds like an oddly-specific “first” to mention, but it’s simply because Dixie Crossing is one of those vaporwave producers whose enjoyment of music is so palpable, he can’t help but release album after album in a short span. No, I’m […]

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