AUT2M – Introspection

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ AUT2M is a Dutch electronic producer whose debut for the Pyramids label is a seven-track trip though the tunnels of ghost tech. Now where most ghost tech is a bit darker, a bit more skeletal, Introspection has a bit more city-lights flair to it – like the difference between Radiohead’s The King of Limbs and In Rainbows. There […]

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夢が制限されています – 彼らは徐々に消失しています

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Is that George Takei? Probably not, but just look at that face: it screams “Oh myyyy.” 彼らは徐々に消失しています1 is a minimalist ambient album of the Telepathic Data Storage project. It’s part of a little-known subgenre called “lowercase,” which takes Brian Eno’s statement that ambient music should be as “listenable as it is ignorable” to the far end of the […]

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猫 シ Corp. – Class of ’84

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If you’ve heard a 猫 シ Corp. album before, then you probably know what to expect here: smooth jazz and easy listening tracks taken out of context (in a good way!) and repurposed into a new concept. In this album, it’s the concept of celebrating the titular Class of ’84.1 There are a few contemporary R&B tracks thrown […]

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ULTRACOMPUTER – INFINITE 新しい生命システムの音

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ The first of the ULTRACOMPUTER albums is only the seventh album on the TKX Vault/Tokyo Exchange label of avant-garde electronic and vaporwave music, and it’s one of the best. INFINITE 新しい生命システムの音1 utilizes repeated fragments of sound to elicit a glitched state of mind. It’s a concept that’s been done many a time – it even has its own […]

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NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL – NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL

Recommendation: ☹ Yup, that’s the title. The music sounds exactly like what you’d expect. This one-off release as NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL from the Orlando producer Windows 98の is music from the Now That’s What I Call Music! series edited to sound nigh-unidentifiable. But instead of the pitch/tempo-delay and filters that typically accompany such a phrase, this album uses […]

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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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