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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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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Lost Angles releases “Worldport” by nano神社 (✪㉨✪)

nano神社 (✪㉨✪) is so adept at merging samples together, I incorrectly labeled him as cut-and-paste sample curation two years ago in an early (and since removed) article. His work is anything but, and it shows with new album Worldport released through Canadian label Lost Angles. This thirteen-track full-length (plus three cassette-only bonus tracks) utilizes careful editing to make new tracks […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “FRIENDSWAVE” by opal東京

Friends was a (hot take: massive overrated) TV show that became an enormous cultural phenomenon in the 90s. Combining raunchy, sexual topics with a sit-com production style that was more often associated with family shows, Friends was a show for adults and earlytwentysomethings in the 90s about a group of six titular friends and their foibles (romantic, personal, employment) while […]

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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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