Infinity Frequencies – Dream Recovery

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Dream Recovery predates Infinity Frequencies’ Computer trilogy by almost a year. The artist’s fourth release, this album features many of the sample curation techniques that would make Infinity Frequencies a household name in signalwave, broken transmission, and vaporwave as a whole: classical music sources, extremely short songs, and ultra-small loops. Those who have heard Infinity Frequencies’ later releases […]

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tech noir – 齐

Recommendation: ✂ (“實驗-B405”) tech noir is a side project of 회사auto, one of the foremost artists in the convergence between vaporwave, IDM, and instrumental hip-hop. In contrast to the main project’s energy,1 this one is extremely ambient, with a preponderance of albums that utilize long, (mostly) wordless, beatless samples that evoke a cinematic feel, although the latter albums take considerable […]

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VHSテープリワインダー – Together United

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Together United is a VHS pop1 album by VHSテープリワインダー,2 an anonymous artist whose albums were previously available through labels such as Dream Catalogue and Business Casual. The tracks have two distinct styles: time-stretched R&B/pop samples and downtempo instrumental jazz. The latter tracks have a bit of a Nujabes feel, especially on “your call is very important to us” […]

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вовчі особи – вовки тіні

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ вовчі особи1 lies in the curious world of “deathdream,” a sub-subgenre of dreampunk that takes the latter’s highly ambient stylings to their funereal extreme.2 вовки тіні3 is two tracks – one fifteen minutes; the other, twenty – that plunge into the cavernous depths of feedback, oscillations, and echoes. There is neither percussion nor beat for the album’s entire […]

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Darksleep – Identity Ender

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ You’d be forgiven for thinking that Identity Ender was one of the first ECCOJAMS to be recorded. Darksleep’s sophomore release is pure chopped-and-screwed samples of popular hits from the eighties and nineties, such as “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper. Track titles generally have some wry comment on the theme of the original sample and Darksleep’s resultant edit: […]

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Köshrimp – Red Luna District

Recommendation: ☹ Köshrimp is the alias of Tom Cochien, a producer from France who specializes in hypnagogic drift,1 a form of vaporwave that utilizes extreme lo-fi samples with lots of reverb and effects to emphasize a surreal, dream-like atmosphere.2 Red Luna District is Cochien’s third album, released in December 2015 only six months after beginning his vaporwave career. For the […]

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