Infinity Frequencies – Computer Death

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Computer Death is the first of the Computer trilogy by Infinity Frequencies. The Japanese producer is one of the most prolific (and well-known) artists within “signalwave,” a loosely-defined subgenre of vaporwave that combines the listening appeal of hypnagogic pop with the cut-up microsong format of broken transmission while utilizing samples from old media. Like most of Infinity Frequencies’ […]

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AOTW | June 13 – June 19: ░▒▓新しいデラックスライフ▓▒░ – ▣世界から解放され▣

One of the most divisive releases in the scene, ▣世界から解放され▣ is the epitome of the broken transmission subgenre of vaporwave. This short, barely EP-length release is entirely made up of shredded television advertisements and jingles pasted together and covered with a layer of grime like an Odyssey video game set that has not seen use since the seventies. It’s difficult, […]

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░▒▓新しいデラックスライフ▓▒░ – ▣世界から解放され▣

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ [Originally post to the SongSavers music blog on 7 April 2016, albeit with a different format to demonstrate the album’s chaotic nature. The curious may access it here.] “[This album] feels like exploring an abandoned interstellar cruiser, once filled with passengers and concessions to keep them happy. Now everything is dark, and the only light is the blue […]

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Datavision Ltd. – Vector Tables [EP]

Recommendation: ✂ (“Data 88/Stereovision”) [Originally posted to the SongSavers music blog on 28 March 2016.] Released two weeks into 2011, the Vector Tables extended-play by Datavision Ltd. is one of the earliest examples of the broken transmission subgenre of vaporwave, which samples late-night television, advertisements, and bumpers in typically lo-fi form through “garbage muzak” aesthetics.1 The project consisted of Robin […]

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