Rez x Oscob – Virtual High Rise™

Recommendation: ✂ (“Security Deposit,” “SOARING SKY ADVENTURE 95′,” “Vorex”) [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 21 February 2016.] Virtual High Rise™ is the second album in a trilogy produced by vaporwave duo Rez x Oscob. Packaged with an attractive, digitally-rendered photo of an elegant skyscraper, Virtual High Rise™ is a concept album about one’s visit to a futuristic enterprise as dreamed […]

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ECO Virtual – Atmospheres 第2

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 9 February 2016.] In the mid/late-nineties, Sony used a 49-second clip from Kerry Livgren’s Odyssey into the Mind’s Eye to advertise the processing power and video card of the VAIO line of desktops. The video utilized full-motion computer graphics that demonstrated the burgeoning world of home computer graphic capabilities; it showed […]

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Haircuts for Men – +0 [EP]

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 29 October 2015.] Haircuts for Men has released eleven albums in thirteen months. Wow. That’s obscene. Luckily for this future funk1 artist, a lot of them are quite good. The +0 EP is a short, five-track collection released on DMT Records – a Michigan label that specializes in limited-run cassettes […]

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メモレックスVISIONAL – Lucid Cycle

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 29 October 2015.] メモレックスVISIONAL’s1 Lucid Cycle is only vaporwave insofar as visual aesthetic: this is a very new agey, ambient release that clocks in at just seventeen minutes. The artist – who has only published music under this moniker since the beginning of 2015 – describes the album as “incorporat[ing] aquatic […]

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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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