Elemental 95 releases “宇宙の小さな島” by サンドペーパー手

宇宙の小さな島 is a new release from the French label Elemental 95. This work by サンドペーパー手 is six tracks of ambient vaporwave. Each track is either exactly (11:25) or (7:25) in length. The albums have a dark ambient/vaporwave aesthetic, which will appeal to fans of the vaporgoth subgenre. Recommended for fans of Chinese Hackers. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. […]

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W¯¯ – 该水流有其言力

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ 该水流有其言力1 was released by the enigmatic artist W¯¯2 on the even more enigmatic label Vapour Library3 on 1 September 2016. This album is W¯¯’s debut, and it described the emotional aftermath of the break-up of a four-year-long relationship and the escapist depersonalization that resulted.4 该水流有其言力 is composed of samples from film, classical music, and pop media with additional […]

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House of the Leg releases “saved data” by BAKGROUND

If you’re into Infinity Frequencies, then you’ll like saved data by BAKGROUND. This release (freshly out on British label House of the Leg) is a four-track EP of haunting lo-fi and repetitive samples that evoke the lonely signalwave pioneered by Infinity Frequencies on albums such as the Computer trilogy. Also recommended for fans of Amare sanguinem by Vision Girl on […]

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AOTW | 2 October – 8 October: 仮想夢プラザ – TKX Vault series

We’re starting off the fall with a set of three cool-weather albums brought to you by ambient vaporwave/dreampunk artist telepath. The 仮想夢プラザ began in early 2015 as a way by which to explore long-form ambiance in the context of vaporwave music. In May 2015, three albums from the project dropped on the experimental label TKX Vault (an imprint of Dream […]

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Sour Gout – Transformations

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Along with Hantasi, Sour Gout is one of the most prolific and varied artists within the vaporwave and cyberpunk music scenes today. Through the first nine months of 2017, Sour Gout released at least seven full-length albums on labels as varied as HVRF (hardvapour), Antifur (hardvapour), Elemental 95 (classic-style vaporwave, hypnagogic drift), and Sud Swap Audio Brewing (various […]

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Flamingo Vapor releases “復讐” by Ganimede

With a title like 復讐 (Japanese for “revenge), you should expect Ganimede’s new album to be a bit haunting. This full-length (out on Flamingo Vapor) consists of two half-hour long tracks of vapordrone. Ganimede combines ambient vaporwave with the recycling nature of drone music to create an unsettingly static work. Recommended for fans of Virtual Dream Plaza who think telepath […]

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