チェスマスター – NIGHT DRIVE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ NIGHT DRIVE is the second full-length from the enigmatic チェスマスター,1 2 whose conceptual journey through cyberpunk music has apparently chronicled an existential breakdown concerning man’s relationship with technology. These and the other early releases give little hints as to what would happen. They’re mostly classic-style vaporwave and hypnagogic drift with some hints toward the romantic; it wasn’t until […]

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Holographic Technologies – Edit / Delete

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Edit / Delete is notable for being the first album ever to be released on North Carolina label Occasionally Tapes, coming out on 7 August 2016 on digital download and cassette format. This twenty-three track1 album consists of classic-style vaporwave that’s edited together into two cassette sides of pretty much continuous music. The album makes use of very […]

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Lockbox – Passion Beam

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Passion Beam by Coloradan artist Lockbox1 is an old album – at least by vaporwave standards. This November 2012 album was the forty-second release on Ailanthus Recordings, one of the original standard-bearers of vaporwave and modern cyberpunk music. In addition to availability as a free digital download, the initial release of Passion Beam included a cassette edition that […]

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ダンケ Vibes – Augilio 音楽

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ダンケ Vibes’1 debut full-length Augilio 音楽2 was originally released through Jukai Suicide Forest,3 but later found a home on the Canadian label Lost Angles through a digital and limited-edition cassette release. Early editions did not have eighth track “Waves”, which is now available on all digital editions of this release. Other than a featured track on the 95 […]

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スペクトログラム – ノスタルジア悪夢

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ノスタルジア悪夢1 is one of the few vaporwave releases that can own the descriptor “haunting” without diluting the word. This release comes from Luxury Sky District, a label as pseudonymous as its artists, that claims to be from Bermuda and releases all of its albums with a publication date in the year 1995. The original release came out on […]

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High School Drama Teacher – HEARTWORK.EXE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ HEARTWORK.EXE is a four-track EP produced by Canadian artist High School Drama Teacher, who also works under the alias Donkey Boy. It’s available through Beer Wizard and was originally released on cassette as well as digital format, the former of which have been sold out for quite some time. This release is classic-style vaporwave/ECCOJAMS that heavily pitch-/tempo-shifts samples […]

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