S U R F I N G – Deep Fantasy

[Editor’s note: This article has been deprecated. It no longer reflects the views of Sunbleach Media or its writers. For an updated article on Deep Fantasy and its place in vaporwave history, please click here.]   Recommendation: ☹☹☹ Plagiarism. You don’t get to copy and paste full songs, call them your own, and make money off of them. The only […]

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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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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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マクロスMACROSS 82-99 – A Million Miles Away

Recommendation: ☹ マクロスMACROSS 82-99’s biggest fault is in assigning the authorship of A Million Miles Away to themselves rather than calling it what it is: a compilation album of equalized funk samples. That’s all it is. That’s all it really is. Sure, the songs are sonically fantastic and hugely danceable, but that’s not because マクロスMACROSS 82-99 are good producers. It’s […]

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esc 不在 – black horse

Recommendation: ☹ black horse is the sister album to midi dungeon by Ramona Xavier, publishing as esc 不在. It was released on the same day in August 2011 with almost identical album artwork and similar sample curation aesthetic. The differences lie in that whereas midi dungeon sampled mostly from new age, ambient, and soundtrack sources; black horse is very “standard” […]

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