3D BLAST 爆風 – Pioneer

Recommendation: ✂ (see article for recommendations) Take note, future funk producers: Pioneer may have some problems, but it’s also a great example of the subgenre done right. Way too many artists simply equalize old funk songs, slather on some house beats, and call it their own;1 but 3D BLAST 爆風2 throws in some killer effects and phasing to make tracks […]

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Cobalt Road – Venetian Blinds [EP]

Recommendation: ✂ (“Venetian Blinds”) Venetian Blinds is a five-track extended-play of scintillating electronic music by Cobalt Road, a producer from the armpit of Florida, also known as Tallahassee.1 This is a downtempo future funk album – one that’s beat-driven, but without the FM-radio-on-adderall vibe of Saint Pepsi and similar artists. It’s a thoroughly unironic outlook on adult contemporary, eliciting nostalgia […]

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Psychic LCD – Nexxware [EP]

Recommendation: ✂ (“Ident Dream,” “Doorway”) [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 10 April 2016.] Nexxware is a short, sweet extended-play of hypnagogic vaporwave. Released on the now-defunct Fortune 500 label,1 Psychic LCD’s only extant release2 is a fifteen-minute exploration of ambient loops and vague washes of sound through the imagery of “futurevisions,” which describes a largely niche (even […]

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Rez x Oscob – Virtual High Rise™

Recommendation: ✂ (“Security Deposit,” “SOARING SKY ADVENTURE 95′,” “Vorex”) [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 21 February 2016.] Virtual High Rise™ is the second album in a trilogy produced by vaporwave duo Rez x Oscob. Packaged with an attractive, digitally-rendered photo of an elegant skyscraper, Virtual High Rise™ is a concept album about one’s visit to a futuristic enterprise as dreamed […]

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