patâgoniå – ^^^^

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ^^^^ by patâgoniå isn’t quite sure what it wants to be, but that’s okay. This EP is one of a series of themed releases by the anonymous artist, who primarily releases through Seikomart and Sud Swap Audio Brewing. Each release centers around a specific article or brand of the eponymous outdoor recreation company (e.g. yellow jacket, which was […]

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暗い自然 – Bleed

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bleed is a meta-deconstruction of album presentation. Take a twenty-minute ambient song and cut it into tracks of exactly one-minute each, playing on the of the method by which an album is divided into tracks has an effect on the way by which it is consumed or listened. TKX Vault is no stranger to ambient/drone music, so it’s […]

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Fréquences Sacrées – Autres temps, autres mœurs

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Autres temps, autres mœurs is a drone track produced by HKE as Fréquences Sacrées.1 In twenty-six minutes, this single-track release is basically staring at the sun in music form. Entirely beatless, Autres temps, autres mœurs utilizes grating (and LOUD) tones that progress through an ascending and descending cycle for most of its length. It’s roughly split into three […]

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emperor tangerine – slaves

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In primarily releasing noise music, emperor tangerine is the outlier project of Dream Catalogue co-owner HKE, whose albums/aliases are known for their eclectic takes on ambient vaporwave, dreampunk, and ghost tech. Following the same blueprint of str grl †, slaves is a thirty-minute long drone track that relishes in the slow burn. slaves is the least abrasive album […]

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仮想夢プラザ – 仮想夢プラザ

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 仮想夢プラザ1 is the eponymous release of the enormous 仮想夢プラザ project by telepath. It’s also the title of and first song on a massive thirty-one track compilation that comprises the project’s first installment; this article will focus on just the song.2 This album is listed first in the 仮想夢プラザ chronology, implying that it is to be interpreted as the […]

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Vektordrum – Geese

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Continuing our exploration of the pre-Vektroid albums by Ramona Xavier is Geese, released as a part of the Vektordrum project in 2009 “when [she] was 16”.1 It was reissued toward the end of 2016 along with other early albums such as the Hello Skypedals series and Capitose Windowpane. It’s also the maximum length of an album that can […]

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reality.wav series

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The works of reality.wav consist of two albums of self-referential vaporhop music released by matdmoon through the Telepathic Data Storage umbrella before its planned deletion last fall. Both albums were released in 2015; they consist of about a half-hour of eclectic, polyrhythmic music with less overt reliance on samplism than most of the TDS releases. Consider these albums […]

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