Æescape Sounds releases the “Sotelawave” compilation

Sotelawave is a charity compilation released by Æescape Sounds to help support the family of Eugene Sotela, a supporter of the label and independent/experimental music as a whole who died from cancer on 15 May 2018. To help with fundraising, Æescape Sounds released this nine-track compilation featuring music from Sangam, PZA, Andrew Weathers, and more – incorporating mostly dreampunk, ambient […]

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SHUT_INS releases “Brain Fade” by Des Une

Returning to the folds of vaporwave music is SHUT_INS, an experimental electronica label based entirely on the Internet that intermittently releases music every month or two. Brain Fade is a full-length from Des Une, who releases both experimental electronica and plunderphonics-esque music akin to some releases by Hantasi or claudia (both of Online Records). This release is fourteen tracks of […]

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Lost Angles releases “Badge of Honor” by Jack Mackrel & The Muddy Skids

Upon looking at the album title and artist name, I figured this would be another edition of “tumblewave” – a loose aesthetic of vaporwave that samples from country and western music instead of adult contemporary or muzak. Nope! Badge of Honor by Jack Mackrel & The Muddy Skids (available through Canadian label Lost Angles) certainly present itself with an American […]

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Elemental 95 releases “EDEN” by Chemical Hypnotist

EDEN is a prime example of modern “dreampunk” music – a style pioneered by the Dream Catalogue label in late 2014/early 2015 with albums from 2814 and the like that featured cinematic ambient music rooted in cyberpunk that sometimes featured sampled material overlaid with synth dreamscapes. Perhaps that’s too poetic of a description, but it’s a poetic subgenre of electronic […]

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Elemental 95 releases “该水我抱在我手” by W¯¯

W¯¯’s releases all theme around water as a metaphor for substance, sustenance, and change. 该水我抱在我手 is the next album to deal with those topics via the Elemental 95 label. 该水我抱在我手 incorporates ambient music and extreme pitch-/tempo-shifting to create a thoroughly “ambient vaporwave” album that will appeal to fans of Unlimited Dream Company by Amun Dragoon. It’s available for €1 EUR […]

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