C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R – 勝 者 ! ! ! !★W I N N E R★

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 勝 者 ! ! ! !★W I N N E R★1 is a clusterfuck of casino noise. The second and final album from C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R is a twenty-minute sound collage of Japanese pop music, sound effects, and bit phrases. Previous album ☆★☆ ボーナススピン幸運 !!! almost entirely relied […]

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cereaʟ – Opening Soon

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Opening Soon is a five-track extended-play by cereaʟ, one of only two releases ever put out by this Australian artist. This EP is mallsoft, but with a twist: rather than produce what would come from the PA speakers in a mall or make the soundtrack to an empty and soulless shopping experience, Opening Soon is a field recording […]

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Infinity Frequencies – Computer Afterlife

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ If vaporwave is often interpreted as a nostalgia trip, then Infinity Frequencies is a nostalgia trap. Computer Afterlife is the third album in a trilogy that also spans Computer Death and Computer Decay. All three albums utilize samples from old commercial tapes and Weather Channel broadcasts that have been cut and repurposed to portray a pensive and occasionally […]

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Flamingosis – Kahunastyle

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ A lot of future funk tries hard to be funny, retro, or clever – and it appears to be the genre’s downfall. I make no attempt to hide my less-than-favorable impression on the subgenre, mostly because I find that many future funk artists are limiting themselves within it. There’s only so much that one can do with an […]

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Pursuance – Cold Light

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Cold Light is your soundtrack to staring at the sun. This twenty minute single-track release is an excursion through loud drones, trip-hop, nineties techno, stark ambient music, and hardvapor in a seamless suite – and one that’s far more cohesive than such disparate tags may initially belie. The album starts off in standard dreampunk style with long, airy […]

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Spirit #67 – 103.67FM

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 103.67FM is the sound of a Thursday night network channel playing nothing but saxophone soul for you and your lucky lover(s). Each of the album’s ten tracks are smooth jazz produced with a low-fidelity car radio sound that’s replete with compression glitches, ever-so-faint static, vinyl clicks, and gated production. Tracks are copied-and-pasted edits with new titles and times, […]

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t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – 現実を超えて

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Although 現実を超えて1 was never an official DC release, it is something of a precursor to the many endeavors that telepath and his ilk would explore on-label and off-label. Released almost exactly five months after stylistic codifier 未来へ, 現実を超えて continued the artist’s unique strain of ambient vaporwave in his trademark phasing production and bassy percussion. 現実を超えて creates a bluesy […]

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