Nmesh – Nu.wav Hallucinations

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Nu.wav Hallucinations is vaporwave’s remix album. A nigh eighty-minute suite by Alexander Koenig (presenting here as Nmesh), this album utilizes the characteristic recognizable sampling of the ECCOJAMS subgenre and imparts each track with the body-moving atmosphere of dance music. Just check out the Smiths-screw of “Soon Enough,” which wouldn’t be out of place in an eighties nightclub in […]

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Blank Banshee – Blank Banshee 0

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted at the SongSavers music blog on 25 March 2016.] The “vaportrap” subgenre of vaporwave probably wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Blank Banshee, who – erroneously or not – tagged his debut release Blank Banshee 0 as “vaporwave” on his Bandcamp page back in 2012, setting off an entirely new development within the subculture. Perhaps it’s […]

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ECO Virtual – Atmospheres 第2

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 9 February 2016.] In the mid/late-nineties, Sony used a 49-second clip from Kerry Livgren’s Odyssey into the Mind’s Eye to advertise the processing power and video card of the VAIO line of desktops. The video utilized full-motion computer graphics that demonstrated the burgeoning world of home computer graphic capabilities; it showed […]

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チェスマスター – 夢に生きます

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 12 October 2015.] Japanese electronic music producer チェスマスター (English: Chessmaster) is a recent phenomenon in the 90s-nostalgia subculture. As a member of Dream Catalogue, TKX Vault, and Nirvana Port – the first being one of the premiere vapor(-suffix) labels – チェスマスター released five albums starting in March 2014. 夢に生きます (English: […]

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骨架的 – Skeleton

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 2 October 2015.] Skeleton is the eponymous debut of New York City electronic music producer 骨架的 (English: Skeleton). Along with James Ferraro’s Far Side Virtual, Daniel Lopatin’s1 Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1, and 骨架的’s sophomore release Holograms,2 Skeleton anticipated and influenced the nascent genre of vaporwave. This loosely-defined “proto-vaporwave” subgenre incorporates […]

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US Golf 95 – US Golf 95

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 29 September 2015.] US Golf 95 is the soundtrack by which to play a copy of the Windows ’95 Best of Microsoft Entertainment pack in the wee hours of the night with no light but the background illumination of the computer screen and no noise but the “ping” of a Jezzball […]

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