Hurling Dervish – Y B Y B

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Y B Y B is a twenty-one minute single track EP by Hurling Dervish available through Dark Triad Records, which advertises itself as being a vague yet menacing government agency based in Antarctica. Y B Y B1 is kind of like a hardvapour mixtape, cycling through several different sounds and progressions that are all mixed together. In contrast […]

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Kamokata – Dojo 777

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Dojo 777 is the debut release from Kamokata, an ambient/dreampunk project of HKE that released two albums through Dream Catalogue imprints TKX Vault (this album) and Nirvana Port (A Journey). Both releases came out within a month of each other, and both are situated late in the life of their respective labels. They are a part of a […]

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creative_reality17 – The Future

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ The Future is a goofy four-track EP (one of many) by creative_reality17, an artist who’s released on Sunset Grid and Bogus Collective. Fans of those two labels might know what to expect here – classic-style vaporwave and future funk – and *surprise* they’d be totally wrong. The Future is vaporhop with some quirky glitch music that sound like […]

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2047 – 汚染します

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 汚染します1 is the last album by 2047 – at least, under that particular alias, and depending on whether or not you count Infinite.2 The co-founder of BLCR Laboratories remains an exceptionally prolific producer through many projects such as gorepup and メディカル, to say nothing of the numerous pseudo-anonymous titles on other labels. The typical album by 2047 was […]

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DOMIKNOW – ••• _ •••••

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Well, it’s not Morse code, I can tell you that much. ••• _ ••••• by DOMIKNOW is a four-track EP available through Seikomart, a sister label to Sud Swap Audio Brewing and Botanica1. The release consists of fairly eclectic classic-style vaporwave, leading off with something that sounds like a mid-/late-90s computer program start-up theme that segues into some […]

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s a k i 夢 – タンクの装飾

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ タンクの装飾1 is the fourth full-length from s a k i 夢,2 a project of Californian artist Kai Beckman. タンクの装飾 was originally released as Smirk Sounds’ sixth album, and it later found a home on Beckman’s Tetra Systems with a new album artwork and a cassette release. As with previous s a k i 夢 albums, タンクの装飾 chronicles the […]

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//LUDOVICO-LTD// – Digital_Wave1.0

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ (Classic-style) vaporwave is dead! … Right? Well, probably not – at least, not if artists such as //LUDOVICO-LTD// keep making stuff. Digital_Wave1.0 is the fifth release out on Smirk Sounds, released in June 2016. This Swiss artist generally focuses on glitchy recontextualizations of muzak and adult contemporary music. Whereas most classic-style vaporwave artists revel in their tempo-/pitch-shifting and […]

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