Flamingosis – Kahunastyle

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ A lot of future funk tries hard to be funny, retro, or clever – and it appears to be the genre’s downfall. I make no attempt to hide my less-than-favorable impression on the subgenre, mostly because I find that many future funk artists are limiting themselves within it. There’s only so much that one can do with an […]

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Pursuance – Cold Light

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Cold Light is your soundtrack to staring at the sun. This twenty minute single-track release is an excursion through loud drones, trip-hop, nineties techno, stark ambient music, and hardvapor in a seamless suite – and one that’s far more cohesive than such disparate tags may initially belie. The album starts off in standard dreampunk style with long, airy […]

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Spirit #67 – 103.67FM

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 103.67FM is the sound of a Thursday night network channel playing nothing but saxophone soul for you and your lucky lover(s). Each of the album’s ten tracks are smooth jazz produced with a low-fidelity car radio sound that’s replete with compression glitches, ever-so-faint static, vinyl clicks, and gated production. Tracks are copied-and-pasted edits with new titles and times, […]

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t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – 現実を超えて

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Although 現実を超えて1 was never an official DC release, it is something of a precursor to the many endeavors that telepath and his ilk would explore on-label and off-label. Released almost exactly five months after stylistic codifier 未来へ, 現実を超えて continued the artist’s unique strain of ambient vaporwave in his trademark phasing production and bassy percussion. 現実を超えて creates a bluesy […]

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ULTRACOMPUTER – SUPERCARTRIDGE

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Listening to SUPERCARTRIDGE? You’re on the game grid now, that’s for sure: except this one’s a backalley find of a B-list console with several pins missing rather than a state-of-the-art arcade cabinet. This is the second album from ULTRACOMPUTER, one of the many anonymous and pseudo-anonymous projects on TKX Vault,1 and it is certainly one of the label’s […]

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18 Carat Affair – High Emotion

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Released in February 2012, High Emotion is the ante-penultimate album by 18 Carat Affair, a notable member of the Fortune 500 catalogue. 18 Carat Affair’s music lies in retro-styled synthwave, vaporwave, and hypnagogic pop. Tracks are typically sampled in a lo-fi aesthetic with plenty of reverb and gated percussion that evokes eighties production styles, often paired with a […]

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