Chinese Hackers – ░▒▓死▓▒░ [EP]

Recommendation: ☀☁☁   ░▒▓死▓▒░1 is the third release by Chinese Hackers, a New York City artist also known as クルトPropane. Self-described as “vaporgoth,”2, ░▒▓死▓▒░ is a mix of dark ambient, industrial music, and vaporwave. Each track utilizes the extreme digital-corruption aesthetic that is common within the vaporwave scene, but with a funereal tone that is similar to the post-Internet music […]

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Psychic LCD – Nexxware [EP]

Recommendation: ✂ (“Ident Dream,” “Doorway”) [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 10 April 2016.] Nexxware is a short, sweet extended-play of hypnagogic vaporwave. Released on the now-defunct Fortune 500 label,1 Psychic LCD’s only extant release2 is a fifteen-minute exploration of ambient loops and vague washes of sound through the imagery of “futurevisions,” which describes a largely niche (even […]

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TKX Vault releases “Days of Night” by Halo Acid

TKX Vault (also/formerly known as Tokyo Exchange) released new music today by Halo Acid called Days of Night. It’s a deeply hypnagogic release with layers of white noise, static, and clever electronic beats produced with an outrun-esque, underground rave aesthetic. There are musical nods to early Autechre and Aphex Twin, especially the former’s Garbage extended-play. HKE of Dream Catalogue makes […]

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AOTW | 30 May – 5 June: 骨架的 – Skeleton

The Album-of-the-Week for Sunbleach‘s inaugural week is the quintessential Skeleton by New York City producer 骨架的.1 One of the earliest albums of the vaporwave genre, Skeleton featured the extreme slowed-down samples that became nigh-ubiquitous with the scene, in addition to facilitating the aesthetic of East Asian influences in utilizing the Chinese Script in the eponym. A far cry from the […]

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