t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 – 未来へ

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ 未来へ1 2 is one of telepath’s3 earliest records, his fifth overall, and his first released in 2014; predating his activity with 2814 and the Virtual Dream Plaza project by several months. 未来へ demonstrates telepath’s early attempts to refine his now-signature phaser effect, whereby tracks sound as if they’ve been stuck in the VCR for one year too many […]

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g h o s t i n g – Telenights

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Over the last few years, Ghosting’s1 debut has been featured by several top-name labels, including Adhesive Sounds and Dream Catalogue. The broken transmission classic came out much later in the scene than its unabashedly lo-fi sample curation aesthetic may initially belie: midway through 2014, in fact. The album is best described as the English-language counterpart to fuji grid […]

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TASPO – SIMULATION // SIM.BETA

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ SIMULATION // SIM.BETA is a compilation album by TASPO. The first twelve tracks are taken from the SIMULATION full-length and the rest are from the soundtrack to the SIM.BETA mobile app – which, in and of itself, is a pretty cool deal. This album is downtempo vaportrap, utilizing a variety of pure ambient sounds juxtaposed against the characteristic […]

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Disconscious – Hologram Plaza

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ There are two albums of required listening for the burgeoning mallsoft fan: 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open by 식료품groceries and Hologram Plaza by Disconscious. Whether or not the former album is a humorous parody is debatable, but that’s certainly not the case for the latter: like computer slime’s ミスト, Hologram Plaza is some of the emptiest music ever put to […]

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Vektroid – Color Ocean Road

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Color Ocean Road may not be vaporwave in the strictest sense, but as a part of the Vektroid project by Ramona Xavier, it’s one that would not be fair to skip in the discussion of the genre and its evolution. This was the final album released under Vektroid, before the mid-2016 triple-release of Big Danger, RE•SET, and Vektroid […]

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bl00dwave – NEW VISUALS

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ /r/vaporwave’s “Guide to Vaporwave Subgenres” lists bl00dwave as a part of the “vapormeme” subgenre, which is described as “a derisive term […] [that] tend[s] to take multiple aesthetic styles of vaporwave with no contextual reason […] presenting them in a confused light that has no purpose.”1 Ouch. Is it all deserved? Well, not entirely – at least not […]

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