Toad Computers – ✔ permanent vacancy

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Toad Computers1 has released music through Swamp Circle, No Problema Tapes, and Ailanthus Recordings. ✔ permanent vacancy is the project’s second full-length album and its second for Swamp Circle, an overarching experimental music label that primarily serves as the creative vehicle for Baltimore-turned-Chicago artist Angel Marcloid. This release combines classic-style vaporwave with vapornoise and experimental ambient music in […]

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AQUATIC AIRLINES 魚の平面 – AQUATIC AIRLINES 1

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ AQUATIC AIRLINES 魚の平面1 is a vaporwave “supergroup” comprised of Telepathic Data Storage (credited as “TDS”), Hantasi, Korea Air, Power PCME, khoven, and s a k i 夢. Tetra Systems2 released their debut album AQUATIC AIRLINES 1 on October 28, 2016 as a digital download, and Sud Swap Audio Brewing issued a since sold-out edition of white cassettes shortly […]

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ライフターン – H+

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ H+ is the sophomore release from ライフターン1, a vaporwave artist from southeast Florida who releases music absolutely perfect for the DMT Tapes FL label. For those of you who are unaware, DMT Tapes FL is a Floridian label run by VitoJames that specializes in the classic-style and sample curation subgenres, often with a unique wall-of-sound production style. H+ […]

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Subaeris – Blue Tokyo EP

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ This five-track release is by Subaeris,1 a multi-faceted vaporwave/dreampunk project that is perhaps best known in the vaporwave community for releasing a series of futurist cyberpunk albums since 2012 that somewhat contrasted with the largely nostalgia-driven focus of the early vaporwave movement on eighties aesthetics and the early Internet Age. Albums such as Shinjuku Underground – Meditation Chamber […]

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LATEMOTIVE – 01100010

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 01100010 is the ninety-ninth release on Latinwave, a label based out of Central America that caters to vaporwave artists of Hispanic heritage. This three-track EP is the only release thus far from LATEMOTIVE. It focuses on hypnagogic drift with some elements of vaporhop. The first two tracks are mostly ambient works with some small whispers of beat. The […]

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蜃気楼MIRAGE / Chungking Mansions – Secret Deal

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Secret Deal is one of very few honest-to-god vaporwave albums released by TKX Vault in their initial fifty-album run.1 It is comprised of a fourteen-track split in equal portions featuring 蜃気楼MIRAGE2 and Chungking Mansions, both of which had been active producers in the vaporwave (and related genres) scene for a couple years by the time of this album’s […]

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Somber Rhombus – VR_Sip

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ VR_Sip is a six-track EP from Stoic Parallelogr- I mean, Somber Rhombus. VR_Sip came out in November 2015 on Advanced Materials, a Louisiana label notable for releasing vaporwave, ambient, and drone releases inspired by cyberpunk culture. Most of these albums have a somewhat dark-tinge to them as originally connoted by the work “cyberpunk”- after all, Neuromancer and Blade […]

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