骨架的 – Reflections

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Reflections follows much of the same styles of 骨架的’s previous effort Holograms. Tracks are almost entirely smooth jazz and easy listening samples with minimal processing, with the exceptions of minor pitch-shifting and delay. Track lengths range from the artist’s characteristic sub-minute microsamples (e.g. “subway,” “more memories”) to some of the longest excursions in 骨架的’s discography (e.g. the suitably-named […]

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Chinese Hackers – ░▒▓死▓▒░ [EP]

Recommendation: ☀☁☁   ░▒▓死▓▒░1 is the third release by Chinese Hackers, a New York City artist also known as クルトPropane. Self-described as “vaporgoth,”2, ░▒▓死▓▒░ is a mix of dark ambient, industrial music, and vaporwave. Each track utilizes the extreme digital-corruption aesthetic that is common within the vaporwave scene, but with a funereal tone that is similar to the post-Internet music […]

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.jpeg Artifacts – Ridin’ That (Information Highway) [EP]

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 31 March 2016.] .jpeg Artifact’s nine-minute extended-play Ridin’ That (Information Highway) sounds like – well – a JPEG artifact that’s been run through one-too-many Imageshack uploads and accidentally opened/saved in Microsoft Word. All four tracks are the lowest in lo-fi vaporwave, as if this album were made for listening at […]

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骨架的 – Holograms

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 31 March 2016.] Vaporwave’s association with kitschy pitched-down R&B is so intrinsic to the genre as to be memetic, and it all started with 骨架的’s Holograms back in 2010. Released around the same time as Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1 by Daniel Lopatin, Holograms ditched the “post-Internet” ethereal gloom that […]

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O D Y S S E Y – ODYSSEY テクノロジ・アドベンチャー

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ [Originally posted to the Songsavers music blog on 28 October 2015.] Don’t let the silly pink and blue cover fool you; the charmingly gaudy artwork to ODYSSEY テクノロジ・アドベンチャー1 by ODYSSEY2 belies a short, pretty, and non-ostentatious album of ambient vaporwave – or, in the artist’s words, “dream music.”3 As of this writing, the album is only available through […]

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