O D Y S S E Y – ODYSSEY テクノロジ・アドベンチャー

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ [Originally posted to the Songsavers music blog on 28 October 2015.] Don’t let the silly pink and blue cover fool you; the charmingly gaudy artwork to ODYSSEY テクノロジ・アドベンチャー1 by ODYSSEY2 belies a short, pretty, and non-ostentatious album of ambient vaporwave – or, in the artist’s words, “dream music.”3 As of this writing, the album is only available through […]

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チェスマスター – 夢に生きます

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 12 October 2015.] Japanese electronic music producer チェスマスター (English: Chessmaster) is a recent phenomenon in the 90s-nostalgia subculture. As a member of Dream Catalogue, TKX Vault, and Nirvana Port – the first being one of the premiere vapor(-suffix) labels – チェスマスター released five albums starting in March 2014. 夢に生きます (English: […]

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骨架的 – Skeleton

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 2 October 2015.] Skeleton is the eponymous debut of New York City electronic music producer 骨架的 (English: Skeleton). Along with James Ferraro’s Far Side Virtual, Daniel Lopatin’s1 Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1, and 骨架的’s sophomore release Holograms,2 Skeleton anticipated and influenced the nascent genre of vaporwave. This loosely-defined “proto-vaporwave” subgenre incorporates […]

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US Golf 95 – US Golf 95

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 29 September 2015.] US Golf 95 is the soundtrack by which to play a copy of the Windows ’95 Best of Microsoft Entertainment pack in the wee hours of the night with no light but the background illumination of the computer screen and no noise but the “ping” of a Jezzball […]

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