Net Century releases “VAV​​-​​31 Studios Customer Service Line (Deluxe Edition)” by VAV-31

VAV​​-​​31 Studios Customer Service Line (Deluxe Edition) by VAV-31 is presented as an album of hold music for phone calls. Well with forty half-minute-long tracks, that’s exactly what it appears to be, too. This release on the Net Century label is low-bit rate samples of adult contemporary and muzak that would be perfectly fine for some 90s call service. No […]

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Power Lunch releases “Downstream Integration” by bakmahn

From everything I’ve heard, business culture in the 1990s was absolutely terrible. Every buzzword sounds like a euphemism for something psychologically unsettling for the employee, like rightsizing (a different word for downsizing), hoteling (where employees don’t have their personal cubicle or office and get a different one based on assignment on a timely basis), and “downstream integration” (which generally means […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “ずっと先の話” by Aario Drgento

ずっと先の話 translates roughly “A long story from a long time ago”. It’s freshly out from ずっと先の話 via the Adhesive Sounds label, which has been around for several years in the vaporwave community – ancient by the genre’s standards! ずっと先の話 is fourteen tracks that mix eclectic, weirdo classic-style vaporwave samples with hypnagogic melodies. Tracks range from approximately a minute long to […]

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Junk Maker Sounds releases “ベルベットの罪悪感 / / ベルベットの栄光” by ベルベット73-95

ベルベットの罪悪感 / / ベルベットの栄光 by ベルベット73-95 is a concept album on the “guilt” and “glory” of velvet – which fits the artist, whose name translates to “Velvet 73-95”. This release (out on Junk Maker Sounds) is classic-style vaporwave that almost approaches slushwave in its drunken milieu. Tracks have been given a severe degradation treatment, as if a cut-off filter were […]

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