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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DMT Tapes FL releases “VIDEOCLUB” by Disco Bambinos

With its short track lengths and fragmentary sample curation, it’s tempting to call VIDEOCLUB a straightforward signalwave album, but that’s not entirely true. Despite Disco Bambinos’ utilization of signalwave’s devil-may-care method of presentation, the production and samplism is extremely attuned to classic-style vaporwave, featuring stitched-together examples of sample curation without signalwave’s start-stop production. VIDEOCLUB is available as a pay-what-you-want digital […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “July 15th” by Pseudo N764

July 15th came out on 15 July. Yay, that was easy! Blurb over, go home y’all. This mini-album comes from Pseudo N764, who’s released stuff before on DMT Tapes FL. July 15th takes classic-style vaporwave samplism and adds additional glitch aesthetics with occasional hip-hop influences. Choice track is “S.O.D 144”. The album is available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check […]

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Naughty Night releases “カスタマーサービスLine✆NE” by 회사AUTO

Naughty Night is a Ukrainian label that releases sample curation works with a dated milieu – example artists include waterfront dining and Cosmic Cycler. Another artist mainstay is 회사AUTO, who’s released a few albums on the label and now has dropped カスタマーサービスLine✆NE, which can only be described as a compilation of hold music that’s so innocent you’ll hate it. (And […]

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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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