ANXIETY ONLINE – FEAR

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ ANXIETY ONLINE is a wonderfully evocative name, and FEAR is a wonderfully evocative album title in all its simplicity. This is the third release ever for HVRF, one of two main forces in the hardvapour underground (the other being Antifur); the label purports to be from Prip’yat, Ukraine, which is the location of the Chernobyl disaster. FEAR is […]

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Annulus – t-Projection

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ t-Projection was the first release of Question Records, a UK label founded by vapor(-wave) and classical artist methyr. Produced by the pseudonymous/anonymous artist Annulus, t-Projection was a hell of a way for Question Records to start off. Although the foundations of Question Records are in classic-style vaporwave and ECCOJAMS, t-Projection is a highly experimental vapornoise full-length with a […]

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Lukepi – Soar

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Soar was a watershed moment for artist Lukepi and label Question Records. For the former, this six-track EP represented an evolution from early IDM and hip-hop sounds to a more eclectic style that also incorporates electro, wonky, and even dreampunk music. For the latter, Soar opened up the possibility of releasing music other than vaporwave, which was previously […]

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khoven – ファーリー・ファンダム

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ ファーリー・ファンダム1 is the fourth album released on Velvet Bazaar, which has been home to artists such as 2047, .mp3neptune, reef frequent, and MindSpring Memories – an impressive roster for a label that’s only had ten releases! This is a twenty-six minute mini-album2 of ambient vaporwave music from the artist khoven. Each track is a little less uptempo than […]

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MOD-COMM 81 – #RAM-ceiling

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ #RAM-ceiling is the debut release from British producer MOD-COMM 81 following a feature on the genre-defining Hardvapour compilation on Antifur. #RAM-ceiling is a single eighteen-minute mix of hardvapour that was released on HVRF (Hardvapour Resistance Front) in June 2016, about a month and a half after the label’s founding. It follows the early hardvapour influences of techno and […]

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¶¬ŠÆ©•§†‰]z·è®Ê&zØbž Z®«¦Wš±ìŠÐ – The Gates

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ No, that’s not the craziest typo you’ve ever seen. The Gates is the fourth album released by Dublin, Ireland label Smirk Sounds. It’s from the artist ¶¬ŠÆ©•§†‰]z·è®Ê&zØbž Z®«¦Wš±ìŠÐ, which looks like a random string of text you’d find if you opened an image file in a word processor. The Gates is sixteen minutes of ambient vaporwave and dreampunk […]

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