AOTW | 10 October – 16 October: chris††† – no lives matter

chris†††’s no lives matter was the first mega-hit of 2016, a year that’s seen quite a few mega-hits. Taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to the “___ Lives Matter” movements (and before a certain black metal meme stole the joke), no lives matter is a producer’s wet dream of vaporwave production. This isn’t your weekend-fling, throw-a-bunch-of-reverb and call it a day; no […]

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Chinese Hackers – ( wiretap )

Recommendation: ✂ (“Projects,” “Leader,” “Village”) ( wiretap ) is the debut full-length album by Chinese Hackers, who developed the “vaporgoth” style upon the release of the ░▒▓死▓▒░ extended-play only three months prior to this. Vaporgoth is a highly specific1 subgenre of vaporwave that utilizes industrial music and vaporwave in the creation of dark soundscapes. Source material is all over the […]

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Bedlam Tapes releases “夢の中で失われました” by s a k i 夢

This is a bit of cinematic vaporwave from s a k i 夢. Out on Bedlam Tapes, 夢の中で失われました is ten tracks of modern and old-school electronic music with four-on-the-floor beats and occasional ambient washes. Tracks range in length from barely ninety seconds to almost sixteen minutes. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download; the limited edition cassettes are already sold […]

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Bedlam Tapes reissues “HyperMedia ~P☯P~” by 회사AUTO

Here’s something older but just as exciting, fresh and on-time for the celebration of Bedlam Tapes’ first anniversary. This is HyperMedia ~P☯P~ by 회사AUTO, one of the long-time second-/third-wave producers. This album is a fusion of vaporwave, future funk, and IDM with some flavors of drum-and-bass thrown in for good measure. There are guest appearances by Nmesh, Dezmo, and luxury […]

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Bedlam Tapes reissues every sold-out tape

In celebration of their one-year anniversary, Bedlam Tapes is reissuing every sold-out tape on their web site for one week in unlimited supply, based on orders. Additionally, there are new tapes by bl00dwave and 회사AUTO that are available for purchase. All cassettes are $10 per release, and each purchase includes digital downloads of the respective album. Congratulations, Bedlam Tapes! Check […]

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chris††† – no lives matter

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ Produced by chris†††,1 no lives matter2 is an entirely straightforward album: tempo-shifted R&B tracks, staticky melancholy, and a bit of club/techno-influenced original electronic material. It’s also one of the tightest releases in the entire scene: nowhere else – except maybe Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never – has any album demonstrated such textbook control over its source material. Even […]

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