INTERNET CLUB – PURE TRANCE

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Released in November 2012, PURE TRANCE is one of the final albums released by Robin Burnett as Internet Club – excluding reissues and remixes. In contrast to the epicness of albums such as REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE and Vanishing Vision, PURE TRANCE is a short vignette: fifteen tracks, twenty-one minutes of glitchy, microsample signalwave. There are no ten-minute new […]

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Penthouse Apartment – Y2K Millenium Nightclub

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Penthouse Apartment’s debut for TKX-Vault (then known as “Tokyo Exchange”) is an album of ambient techno that anticipates the ghost tech movement by almost two years. Tracks are skeletally rhythmic and often feature little more than sparse clicks and cuts that evolve into something akin to old-school IDM. It’s an unsettling release, but it’s not disturbing: Y2K: New […]

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ニューシティ – METROPOLISからオーディオ

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ METROPOLISからオーディオ1 is the soundtrack to an imaginary cyberpunk anime in which our hero arrives in a utopian mega-city of 20XX. The only album by ニューシティ2 3 is a highly cinematic exploration of Anywhere, Japan that thrives in tension; short of vapornoise, this is one of the darkest releases in the TKX Vault discography – and that’s saying something. […]

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Mason Guerrero – The Chernobyl Tape Decks

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Mason Guerrero’s The Chernobyl Tapes – apart from having one of the coolest album titles in vaporwave history – is one of the earliest examples of the vapornoise subgenre. Released in December 2011, just a few months after the artist’s eighteenth birthday, The Chernobyl Tapes is a four-track extended-play of ECCOJAMS taken to an ominous extreme. Rather than […]

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ECO-WIFI – LIQUID TELEVISION

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ There is something so incredibly haunting about this music. Maybe it’s the damper pedals; maybe it’s the ever so slight needle skip; maybe it’s the wistful, pensive key leads – like the last dance in the ballroom before it’s time for the lovers to pair off into the night, not knowing if they’ll see each other again. Behind […]

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Dante Mars Ajeto! – Life Enterprises

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ So, first thing’s first: I’m a fan of Nujabes, so imagine my surprise when Life Enterprises started off with a future funk mix of “Betcha If You Check It Out” by The Quadriphonics – the same sample used by Nujabes on “End of the World Rhapsody” from Modal Soul! Quite frankly, I was just a bit excited – […]

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Infinity Frequencies – Computer Decay

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Computer Decay is the second part of Infinity Frequencies’ Computer concept trilogy, one of the first of its kind in signalwave, if not vaporwave as a whole. New listeners will immediately notice one big difference between this and previous installment Computer Death: it’s much shorter; only nineteen minutes long in comparison to Computer Death‘s thirty-eight. It also utilizes […]

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