PZA – CAPITAL CUSTOMER

Recommendation: ☹ PZA is slightly-famous within vaporwave for putting out what seems like a new album per week for the past year – at least. That’s pretty cool: an artist who is so interested and active within the scene that he or she feels the need to constantly release new material and push their artistic expression to an almost absurd […]

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猫 シ Corp. & Stereo Component – Ocean Beach

Recommendation: ✂ (“離散 Sunsuit Girls,” “Malibu Beach,” “Shanghai,” “初デート”) Ocean Beach is a collaboration/split album between 猫 シ Corp.1 and Stereo Component, originally released in January 2014 on the defunct Fortune 500 label – and re-released several times since on other labels. This album is one of the earlier albums in 猫 シ Corp.’s impressive discography, who – at the […]

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рмнчитто – Tears

Recommendation: ☹ рмнчитто’s1 Tears represents how far the vaporwave genre has come in the past several years since its unlikely beginnings in the depths of the Internet. This nine-track, twenty-one minute album is another addition to the score of hypnagogic pop albums released in the last six years: simple, non-committal samples of smooth jazz and easy listening with little additional […]

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Amun Dragoon – UNLIMITED DREAM COMPANY

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Amun Dragoon was one of the first artists to fully utilize the spectrum of new age music in vaporwave production. Not simply sample new age for some ironic giggles – but to utilize fully the new age aesthetic (stylized however) as a medium for the peaceful, relaxing, and moderately unsettling reaches of sound architecture. UNLIMITED DREAM COMPANY is this anonymous […]

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bl00dwave – NEW VISUALS

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ /r/vaporwave’s “Guide to Vaporwave Subgenres” lists bl00dwave as a part of the “vapormeme” subgenre, which is described as “a derisive term […] [that] tend[s] to take multiple aesthetic styles of vaporwave with no contextual reason […] presenting them in a confused light that has no purpose.”1 Ouch. Is it all deserved? Well, not entirely – at least not […]

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日本航空株式会社 ✈ Japan Airlines – フライトを楽しむ (Enjoy Your Flight!)

Recommendation: ✂ (“FIFA World Cup 94,” “誰が私は,” “Flight Attendant”) フライトを楽しむ (Enjoy Your Flight!)1 is the second album ever released by Dream Catalogue, way back2 in 2014.3 On the surface, this looks like a standard character-clusterfuck classic-style vaporwave album, but フライトを楽しむ (Enjoy Your Flight!) belies a pretty in-depth release that explores several different vaporwave subgenres in the span of ten tracks […]

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