メディカル – UNDERDOSE

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Wanna be sedated? Listen to UNDERDOSE by メディカル.1 It embodies the essence of the Acid Medical label: semi-kitschy visual aesthetics with long yet suddenly ending drone tracks. Along with killkore, UNDERDOSE comprises the lengthiest and songs of the Acid Medical library, sounding like the final put-under before a possibly life-threatening surgery, where the mind wonders whether or not […]

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ULTRACOMPUTER – DECISION MOMENT

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ On 5 November 2016, the lights at TKX Vault flickered for a brief moment with the release of DECISION MOMENT, an eleven-track EP from ULTRACOMPUTER. It came as quite a surprise, seeing as how TKX Vault notably shut down following the release of Hong Kong Express, the much-publicized swan song of the Hong Kong Express project by HKE. […]

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Remember – ルートバックホーム

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Remember, remember the 5AM streets of Tokyo. That’s how the saying goes, right? Remember’s deep-city ambiance rivals only that of HKE in its evocative nature. ルートバックホーム1 – the artist’s debut for himself and on Dream Catalogue – creates extraordinarily vivid soundscapes through the barest yet most beautiful of synthesizers and field recordings. It’s a true application of the […]

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t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – アンタラ通信

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ アンタラ通信 – translated and referred to as Antara Communication – begins with its centerpiece: an eighteen-minute odyssey through the foggy realm that is inhabited by the codifier of ambient vaporwave, telepath. Like a marriage between City Developer and telepath’s Virtual Dreams Plaza, this album defines the very essence of dreampunk music: gorgeous synthesizer mush that rocks the descriptor […]

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被遗忘的时光 – forgotten time

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Like a ship’s outline in the turbid sea, forgotten time looms out of the cloudy fishvapor of Tetra Systems. Coined by label owner saki the fish, fishvapor describes music that mixes classic-style vaporwave with an “underwater” production style to sound especially hypnagogic and floaty – like a really drunken night where you happen to fall overboard but are […]

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Subaeris – Transcendent God

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ The penultimate album on Nirvana Port, Subaeris’s eleventh full-length release is cyberpunk breakbeat.1 The first four are short, uptempo songs that somewhat foreshadow ghost tech – which makes sense in chronological context, as Transcendent God was released only a few months before HKE unveiled the all-ghost tech Pyramids label. The final one – “Prelude to Transcendence” – is […]

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