.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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Datavision Ltd. – Vector Tables [EP]

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 28 March 2016.] Released two weeks into 2011, the Vector Tables extended-play by Datavision Ltd. is one of the earliest examples of the broken transmission subgenre of vaporwave, which samples late-night television, advertisements, and bumpers in typically lo-fi form through “garbage muzak” aesthetics.1 The project consisted of Robin Burnett and […]

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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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