LOGICAL CRASH – OASIS

Recommendation: ☹ LOGICAL CRASH is a project of Californian artist Dave Space, who is also the man behind Bonus Fruit and is a significant contributor to Pizza Beast.1 OASIS is twelve songs in twenty-six minutes, and it was originally released in August 2016 on the Clear Visions label. As with the rest of the Clear Visions albums, OASIS was a […]

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Arthur Yamamoto – No Sleep

Recommendation: ☹ Arthur Yamamoto’s debut release came out on Fantasy Deluxe in February 2016. No Sleep consists of lo-fi instrumental hip-hop beats that are laid over jazz and other source material with the sample curation aesthetic of early classic-style vaporwave. It’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect: simple progressions and a laid-back style of compressed beats. The production inconsistently varies […]

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Mr. Hideyoshi – 地平線

Recommendation: ☹ Mr. Hideyoshi is from Pennsylvania, and 地平線1 is his third overall release and third from 2016. It’s also his first through Sunset Grid, a label from Australia that primarily focuses on classic-style vaporwave with some releases that touch vaporhop, sample curation, and hypnagogic drift. 地平線 is pure classic-style, with edited and pitch-/tempo-shifted samples from pop, R&B, and adult […]

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J Sanders – Shape Drifter

Recommendation: ☹ Shape Drifter is the third release from J Sanders, a vaporwave artist who’s been creating music since mid-2015. This particular album came out via the label VK 250, which partially shares its name with the Russian social media site VK – although VK 250 purports to be from Taiwan. It was the twentieth overall release through VK250, which […]

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Laptop Salam – Sonata I

Recommendation: ☹ Mary looks downright Satanic in the mirrored album artwork to Sonata I by Laptop Salam, available through 404Jackpot. This three-track EP of a mix of vaporhop and classic-style vaporwave from November 2013. All three tracks are titled after Italian cities. “Verona” is a somewhat glitchy, uptempo mix of repeatedly sampled vocal samples in a manner similar to that […]

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