High School Drama Teacher – HEARTWORK.EXE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ HEARTWORK.EXE is a four-track EP produced by Canadian artist High School Drama Teacher, who also works under the alias Donkey Boy. It’s available through Beer Wizard and was originally released on cassette as well as digital format, the former of which have been sold out for quite some time. This release is classic-style vaporwave/ECCOJAMS that heavily pitch-/tempo-shifts samples […]

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Mr. Hideyoshi – 地平線

Recommendation: ☹ Mr. Hideyoshi is from Pennsylvania, and 地平線1 is his third overall release and third from 2016. It’s also his first through Sunset Grid, a label from Australia that primarily focuses on classic-style vaporwave with some releases that touch vaporhop, sample curation, and hypnagogic drift. 地平線 is pure classic-style, with edited and pitch-/tempo-shifted samples from pop, R&B, and adult […]

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Lost Angles reissues “With Love 愛を込めて” by waterfront dining & 猫 シ Corp.

Lost Angles has reissued the landmark hypnagogic/classic-style album With Love 愛を込めて, which is the result of a collaboration between waterfront dining and 猫 シ Corp. This album is twelve tracks of 80s/90s R&B with additional effects, percussion, and electronic elements. There are two bonus tracks available through this digital download/cassette edition – “Snail” has a deranged synthwave vibe, and “Hot […]

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J Sanders – Shape Drifter

Recommendation: ☹ Shape Drifter is the third release from J Sanders, a vaporwave artist who’s been creating music since mid-2015. This particular album came out via the label VK 250, which partially shares its name with the Russian social media site VK – although VK 250 purports to be from Taiwan. It was the twentieth overall release through VK250, which […]

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Botanica1 releases “Death Euphoria” by C!erraMy$t

Death Euphoria starts out like a classic-style vaporwave album with its modem connection and decrepit spoken word admonishment (not to mention the 50% opacity album artwork), but it’s actually a pretty engaged utopian/synthwave/dreampunk album. If you’ve wanted some upbeat vaporwave that actually sounds excited about the future instead of snarky or scared of it, then this album is for you. […]

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