ADOV – Exit

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Exit is only retroactively considered part of the ADOV project. Originally, it was titled 0 under A Deluge of Visions,1 from which neither music nor art has appeared since the album’s release in February 2016. Exit consists of a single twenty-five-minute drone/ambient piece mixed in with field recordings. It has several similarities to the 仮想夢プラザ project by telepath […]

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Vektordrum – Hello Skypedals EP1

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Vektordrum is an early alias of Ramona Xavier, whose other projects include Vektroid, fuji grid tv, and Macintosh Plus. Hello Skypedals EP1 is a 2009 release that – at forty-three minutes in length – makes one curious how long LP1 would’ve been. Although it’s only a year younger than the vaporwave catalyst of the New Dreams Ltd. and […]

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壊れた人生 – 壊れた人生

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 壊れた人生1 is a twenty-minute broken transmission set of TV and/or radio broadcasts mixed as if the antenna is constantly going out as one switches channels, catching signals and static almost equally. Although oddly entrancing in its stark drone, this release is a divisive one: it’s one of those albums in which some will find themselves fascinated by its […]

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木魂 – 桜の木

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 桜の木1 represents a sea change for the Latinwave label, which primarily supports Hispanic and Latin American artists and culture in the context of vaporwave. Rather than feature ECCOJAMS edits of Spanish-speaking musicians and singers, 木魂2 is practically ambient vaporwave with visual and sonic influences from Chinese and Japanese culture – something very different from a label that put […]

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emperor tangerine – saltwater creek

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emperor tangerine’s former harshness on my empire is toned down quite far here; although it’s loud, saltwater creek isn’t the pounding rapacity of noise that characterized emperor tangerine’s other efforts. It’s better described as an album that’s “disintegrating,” where the noise comes from the work crashing apart and being destroyed in the process of listening. It’s likely emperor […]

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AUT2M – Introspection

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ AUT2M is a Dutch electronic producer whose debut for the Pyramids label is a seven-track trip though the tunnels of ghost tech. Now where most ghost tech is a bit darker, a bit more skeletal, Introspection has a bit more city-lights flair to it – like the difference between Radiohead’s The King of Limbs and In Rainbows. There […]

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夢が制限されています – 彼らは徐々に消失しています

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Is that George Takei? Probably not, but just look at that face: it screams “Oh myyyy.” 彼らは徐々に消失しています1 is a minimalist ambient album of the Telepathic Data Storage project. It’s part of a little-known subgenre called “lowercase,” which takes Brian Eno’s statement that ambient music should be as “listenable as it is ignorable” to the far end of the […]

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