Office – Haze

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Haze by Office is a totally nondescript album by a totally nondescript artist from nondescript Illinois.1 It came out on the very not-nondescript label Aloe City Records from Portsmouth, UK, which got its start in September 2015. Judging by the unremarkable title and name, it’s tempting to disregard Haze as just some random vaporwave release – which in […]

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Wasn’t – Validations in Discord

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Validations in Discord1 made its rounds on several labels in 2016 including Question Records, & Options, and Aloe City Records. Produced over a six-month span from 2015 to early 2016, this is a three-track EP from Wasn’t that incorporates acid techno into the vapor aesthetic. It’s billed as the twenty-fifth release on Question Records, and it includes a […]

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メディカル – Coma

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Coma is the debut full-length by 2047 (co-creator of BLCR Laboratories) under the メディカル1 moniker, which shares thematic similarities with the artist’s Acid Medical label. Anyone who’s heard of メディカル or 2047’s main output may expect similar soporific drone music. The theme of the メディカル albums is sedation – both in the medical aspect and in the sense […]

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Aloe City Records releases “PHALANX” by haardtek

Well, leading off your album with a remix of something off of the Spongebob Squarepants soundtrack is certainly a way to lead off an album. PHALANX is new music out by haardtek through Aloe City Records. It’s a vaportrap release with some stylistic influences from hardvapor and the chris††† line of albums, especially no lives matter. “Polychromasia” has several throwbacks […]

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Aloe City Records triple release: Manchac Networks, Wasn’t, and crystal ooze

Aloe City Records is ringing in the final tenth of 2016 with three records released on 15 November: Executive Decisions by Manchac Networks, Validations in Discord by Wasn’t, and veins by crystal ooze. Executive Decisions is twenty-four tracks of corporate muzak, similar to luxury elite but a less less lo-fi. Validations in Discord is straight-up techno music, with elements of […]

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