Enylobe – サイエンスフィクション /// ファンタジー

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Come to downtown with サイエンスフィクション /// ファンタジー1, a mini-album from Californian artist Enylobe that’s heavily inspired by dreampunk and cyberpunk aesthetics. Available through French label Elemental 95 (via digital download and currently sold-out cassette), Enylobe’s debut release is indebted to the film Blade Runner, from which it heavily samples. It opens up with a minute of Vangelis’s famous […]

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снайпер (Snayper) – THE KIEV TAPES // [RECOVERED FOOTAGE]

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ THE KIEV TAPES // [RECOVERED FOOTAGE] is one of many hardvapour EPs released through HVRF that portrays an alternate universe1 in which the Cold War never ended, US and USSR relations have only grown more contentious with more military engagements, and strange things are happening in Nowhere the world. This release – brought to you by снайпер (Snayper)2 […]

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エターナル夜中幻夢 |2284| – 夢幻2 – 人工頭脳

Recommendation: ✂ (“スペースの木の下であなたを愛し”, “完了”) エターナル夜中幻夢 |2284|1 plays ambient vaporwave on 夢幻2 – 人工頭脳2, which was released by Cyber Dream Records in July 2016. This type of music belongs to the vague (as in definition and sound) style known as “slushwave”, which initially came into being when telepath tagged his early albums with the term. “Slushwave” has come to describe the […]

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Ninjitsu Princess – BlackICE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Owing to the nature of cyberpunk music, there are quite a few shadowy labels out there, one of which is VK 250. Named in part after the Russian social media network (despite claiming residency in Taiwan), VK 250 released a variety of vaporwave and hardvapour within what’s best describe as an “aggressively eclectic” milieu. BlackICE by Ninjitsu Princess […]

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MILAGROWAVE スチーム – X m a n h a t t a n v ボウリング​.​95

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ X m a n h a t t a n v ボウリング​.​951 is the debut release from Ecuadorian artist MILAGROWAVE スチーム,2 originally released through Australian label Sunset Grid. The album artwork depicts Dr. Manhattan from the Watchmen comic book series sitting alone on Mars with the face of the sun god Helios photoshopped onto him (who is, of […]

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Office – Haze

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Haze by Office is a totally nondescript album by a totally nondescript artist from nondescript Illinois.1 It came out on the very not-nondescript label Aloe City Records from Portsmouth, UK, which got its start in September 2015. Judging by the unremarkable title and name, it’s tempting to disregard Haze as just some random vaporwave release – which in […]

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Unwanted Nostalgia Destroyer – Corrupted Memories

Recommendation: ☹ Corrupted Memories is a five-track EP from Unwanted Nostalgia Destroyer. With a name like that, you can expect some classic-style vaporwave or ECCOJAMS that samples from popular media. You would be correct in this expectation. Corrupted Memories starts off with an ECCOJAMS track of “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne1 that speeds up and slows down at somewhat random […]

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