R0x4ry – Empire

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Empire is the culmination of two years of work by Norwegian artist R0x4ry, the co-owner and creative force behind the Asura Revolver label. Released in May 2017 following Asura Revolver’s five-month hiatus, Empire was described by R0x4ry as “get[ting] trapped inside of a maze or a concrete jungle, [where] everything gets bigger and more oppressive”.1 Additionally, Empire was […]

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Somnus – Sleep

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Somnus is an alias of Pyravid, a well-known producer who’s tried their hand at several strains of vaporwave and its related genres over the years. Starting with Googleplex Bionetwork on the Dream Catalogue label, Pyravid released a couple pure vaporwave albums and had tracks included on high-profile compilations such as The Eternal Dream System, Abstract Memories 3, and […]

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Qebaxugon – ��▀̿▀̿▀̿ �☐ � ☐� ▀̿▀̿▀̿��

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ ��▀̿▀̿▀̿ �☐ � ☐� ▀̿▀̿▀̿�� is easily one of the most enigmatic releases thus far on HVRF (much less hardvapour), and I’m fully aware of the gravity of such a statement. This sixteen-track album comes from the equally incomprehensibly-named Qebaxugon. The release is described in the HVRF accompanying release as a “an alien album transmission” that is the […]

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Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza – Transversal Worldwide Shopping

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ In 2013, Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza dropped a suite of genre-defining music on Ailanthus Recordings – and by no means is that qualifier casually used. The word “suite” is also used quite literally: Transversal Worldwide Shopping is the third Chapter to the artist’s series of conceptual works based in lo-fi hypnagogic renditions of popular media – to the point […]

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death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – DERELICTメガタワー

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ DERELICTメガタワー1 – a.k.a. “The Behemoth” – is a four-hour, 84-track set of vaporwave music from death’s dynamic shroud.wmv (hereafter “dds.wmv”), a semi-collective of artists who collaborate and work solo under the dds.wmv name. One of the longest releases in mainstream vaporwave (insofar as something like that even exists), DERELICTメガタワー is the crown jewel to dds.wmv’s NUWRLD series of […]

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