Midnight Moon Tapes releases “Zones” by Digital Sex

The newest release by Digital Sex is Zones, and it’s out on the Californian label Midnight Moon Tapes. This album is a classic-style vaporwave/VHS pop release with substantial influence from the broken transmission genre, but still remains quite “musical” in the colloquial sense. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download and for $9 on seafoam blue cassette in an edition […]

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AOTW | June 20 – June 26: Infinity Frequencies – Computer Death

The fourth album-of-the-week on Sunbleach is Computer Death by Infinity Frequencies, the first of the Computer trilogy1. It is one of the most successful of the signalwave subgenre, and it primarily uses samples of classical music and downtempo funk/elevator music instead of the smooth jazz and R&B popular within classic-style vaporwave. It’s haunting and quite beautiful, and there isn’t much […]

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fuji grid tv – prism genesis

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ prism genesis is better viewed as a nineteen-minute gestalt than it is a collection of seventeen individual tracks. This record is one of the first of the broken transmission scene – by which tracks are sampled from old commercials, soundtracks, and similar media in microsong format in order to create the impression that one is listening to a […]

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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: ☀☁☁ [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 Burnett and […]

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