Somber Rhombus – VR_Sip

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ VR_Sip is a six-track EP from Stoic Parallelogr- I mean, Somber Rhombus. VR_Sip came out in November 2015 on Advanced Materials, a Louisiana label notable for releasing vaporwave, ambient, and drone releases inspired by cyberpunk culture. Most of these albums have a somewhat dark-tinge to them as originally connoted by the work “cyberpunk”- after all, Neuromancer and Blade […]

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Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Listening to SUPERCARTRIDGE? You’re on the game grid now, that’s for sure: except this one’s a backalley find of a B-list console with several pins missing rather than a state-of-the-art arcade cabinet. This is the second album from ULTRACOMPUTER, one of the many anonymous and pseudo-anonymous projects on TKX Vault,1 and it is certainly one of the label’s […]

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チェスマスター – 天使

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ At the risk of sounding totally pretentious, 天使1 is チェスマスター’s2 most “important”3 album, as it heralded a serious stylistic change in the producer’s approach to subsequent works. The previous three – 真の愛,4 Night Drive and The Games We Play – were primarily hypnagogic drift albums with some elements of late night lo-fi; 天使 somewhat continued this, but with […]

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