식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ Come on baby, take a walk on the aisle side.1 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open2 is the debut release from 식료품groceries3 and is one of the earliest releases on the Dream Catalogue label.4 It is literally a soundtrack to the experience of going aisle-by-aisle in a supermarket (hence the tag “aislegaze”): each track is themed after exploring a different section […]

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INTERNET CLUB – REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ If a major conceptual component of vaporwave is hyper-realism, then REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE is one of its greatest practitioners. Released in January 2012, Robin Burnett’s sixth album as INTERNET CLUB elicits the perfectly sterile and sterily perfect office environment of enterprise millennialism in seventy-five minutes. Here, the grass is the same green, the lights are the same white, […]

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Sandtimer – Leave With Us

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ We started our label feature with Nirvana Port’s last album, so it only makes sense to end it with Nirvana Port’s first album! Leave With Us also happens to be Sandtimer’s first album, an artist whom1 most people know as the mastermind behind the polarizing Vaporwave Is Dead. Leave With Us shares basic stylistic similarities with Subaeris’ Trascendent […]

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James Ferraro – Far Side Virtual

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ Hyper-realism – the concept of the artificial and the real being indistinguishable – is the key to this album. Hyper-realism is often discussed in the context of role-playing games, virtual reality, and on-line identities; all things that were exceptionally topical at the end of the first decade of the new millennium, if not as much today only because […]

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Hong Kong Express – HK

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ HK – and, indeed, much of the Hong Kong Express project – is the result of a motley bunch of inspiration that includes works as diverse as Kar Wai films1 and Vektroid’s Shader from the Sacred Tapestry project.2 Along with the Fragmented Memories collaborative project, HKE has gone on record to say that HK is one of his […]

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