バーチャル Paragon ™ – True Feelings

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ True Feelings from バーチャル Paragon ™ is the happiest album of 2017 – maybe. It’s an eight-track, half-hour album of sample curation released through DMT Tapes FL per the Verbatim Consciousness Recordings imprint.1 The release is all alt-codes and full-width texts, a ubiquitous component of old-school vaporwave flavor. True Feelings is constructed by looping instrumental music and adult […]

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POCARI COATING – Light Lines

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ POCARI COATING – known as POCARI ステューシー until 2017 – is a French artist who has released vaporwave music since 2015. Starting in classic-style vaporwave with School Days (a split EP with 猫 シ Corp.), POCARI COATING was featured on a variety of high-profile vaporwave compilations including The Eternal Dream System from Dream Catalogue, The Vape Council, Pt. […]

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バーチャルボーイA t s u – Nocturnal Walk

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Nocturnal Walk was released on Velvet Bazaar, and intermittently-active label that once released an album each month from September 2015 through January 2016. Nocturnal Walk is the label’s penultimate (for now?) release, but it’s only one of the first for バーチャルボーイA t s u,1 who went on to release a couple more albums in 2016 and at least […]

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AZENXIO – An Opportunity to Escape

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ An Opportunity to Escape is the second EP and third overall release from Spanish1 vaporwave artist AZENXIO. This album release presents eight tracks of pure classic-style vaporwave with all of the alt codes and Japanese text that the style suggests. The songs are short one to two minute samples of extant adult contemporary and pop songs that are […]

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Pursuing Paradise – Lust and the Downward Spiral

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Lust and the Downward Spiral by pseudonymous artist Pursuing Paradise catalogues the turbulence and dissolution of a relationship through vaporwave music. From classical baroque to indie pop, this subject matter is no stranger to music or art; although vaporwave usually does not stray into the personal in favor of the fantastic, artists such as Shima33, HKE, and W¯¯ […]

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