W¯¯ – 该水流有其言力

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 该水流有其言力1 was released by the enigmatic artist W¯¯2 on the even more enigmatic label Vapour Library3 on 1 September 2016. This album is W¯¯’s debut, and it described the emotional aftermath of the break-up of a four-year-long relationship and the escapist depersonalization that resulted.4 该水流有其言力 is composed of samples from film, classical music, and pop media with additional […]

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LOBOGAMMA® – Proyecto1111.16

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Proyecto1111.16 is a six-track EP from LOBOGAMMA® with artwork designed by La Mano Fria of Sud Swap Audio Brewing. This release is available through Botanica1, a sister label of Sud Swap and also of Japanese label Seikomart, and originally featured a cassette run that has since sold out. Released in November 2016, Proyecto1111.16 incorporates a variety of degradation […]

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Catlights – Triangle

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Take home some hardvapour, throw it in a pot, add some dreampunk and a bit of a vaporwave – and baby, you’ve got a stew going. But wait a second… This was made in 2010. Before all of that. Before any of it was really a concept, honestly. What??? Triangle is the debut release from Catlights, a project […]

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Sour Gout – Transformations

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Along with Hantasi, Sour Gout is one of the most prolific and varied artists within the vaporwave and cyberpunk music scenes today. Through the first nine months of 2017, Sour Gout released at least seven full-length albums on labels as varied as HVRF (hardvapour), Antifur (hardvapour), Elemental 95 (classic-style vaporwave, hypnagogic drift), and Sud Swap Audio Brewing (various […]

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GAMESHARK™ – SHARK 2 パラサイトシングル

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ SHARK 2 パラサイトシングル1 is chock-full of sample curation from the fittingly-named artist GAMESHARK™. Released through Midnight Moon Tapes (which isn’t much known for classic-style), this album is entirely worth its forty-five minutes. The majority of the work utilizes a texture similar to the NUWRLD series of death’s dynamic shroud.wmv, whereby the artists used analogue equipment instead of digital […]

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E30M3 – E30M3

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ How do you say E30M3? “Eat me”? I’ve been saying “eat me” in my head the whole time.1 Released on Christmas Day 2016, the eponymous album by E30M3 is a six-track release from 404Jackpot – an extremely diverse label from Paris, France. As far as I can tell, this is the only release from this particular artist/project – […]

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