SHUT_INS releases “When We Meet Again” by Pine Grove

SHUT_INS announced new music by way of Pine Grove this morning, titled When We Meet Again. This album is thirteen tracks of downtempo and ambient music, but with several twists. “colors,” “we’re all high,” and “4:3” feature rapping; “up and away” is significantly influenced by new age and space music; and “here w/ you now” features understated hip-hop beats. It’s […]

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BLCR Laboratories releases “Opaline” by International Debris

BLCR Laboratories has new music available from International Debris – who recently released the Mistral EP as well. This album is Opaline, three tracks of twenty-one, eleven, and seven minutes run-time that features old-school/analogue techno, downtempo, and ghost tech. It’s an extremely varied album, and utilizes the concept of a mind-beating, intensive adventure as its source material in the accompanying […]

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SHUT_INS releases “when will the moon shine?” by ☿abracadanny☿

Here’s some new stuff from the SHUT_INS label: when will the moon shine? by ☿abracadanny☿. This release is a downtempo electronica album with similar vocal sampling techniques to I’ll Try Living Like This by death’s dynamic shroud.wmv. It’s ten tracks, most of which are blissed-out, and there’s even a hip-hop vocal contribution on “sleep.” The album is available for $5 […]

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AOTW | 29 August – 4 September: TASPO – SIMULATION // SIM.BETA

We’re gonna kick off September with some high-quality vaportrap from 2015: this is SIMULATION // SIM.BETA by TASPO, a compilation of two previous works by the French artist who also makes music as CVLTVRΣ. The first half of the album is from SIMULATION release several months prior; the second half is from the SIM.BETA mobile app. Both albums utilize downtempo […]

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Pizzabox Society releases “Strength of Materials” by Ak.R

Strength of Materials by Ak.R is out on Pizzabox Society. This ambient-esque album has quite a bit in common with early Oneohtrix Point Never mixed with classic-style and hypnagogic vaporwave (e.g. “永久に続くオーディオテープ”). At fourteen tracks, it’s one of the more varied albums to come out this year that isn’t a split or compilation. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download […]

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Visaプリペイド – スムーズOCEANS

Recommendation: ✂ (“Intro,” “7:30 p.m. (feat. Drip-133),” “Shopping Centre”) スムーズOCEANS1 should be recognized by its complete avoidance of the annoying hi-hat abuse that’s everywhere in hip-hop/trap-influenced vaporwave. Seriously. This album – the first from Visaプリペイド2 – is one of the better downtempo albums out there in the scene, and one that’s been unfairly overlooked since its 2013 release. There’s an […]

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