AOTW | 9 July – 15 July: Start-Up シーケンス – “COMMERCIAL PARENTING”

Whoa, a new AOTW! I know, right? And here I thought I’d have more time to update Sunbleach on my two-month hiking trip. In retrospect, the time constraints should have been more obvious to me. Vaporwave can be dark.[citation needed] In fact, the genre probably started with the twisted side of the early digital age and mass-media/commercialization, with albums like […]

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.CASTING – 5AM

Album information: Artist: .CASTING Album: 5AM Type: Extended-play/Mini-album (EP/MLP) Release date: 11 September 2015 Label: self-released / Cindys Tapes Format: Digital download (self-release, 2015) Digital download (Cindys Tapes, 2015)   Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Italy’s .Casting (sometimes typecast as .CASTING) spent a year and a half releasing vaporwave album after another before disappearing in October 2015 – either to a new pseudonym […]

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Aurawire releases “incon” by valyri

incon is new music from valyri, the artist formerly known as khoven. incon is now available through the Aurawire label, which releases a variety of progressive electronica and vaporwave albums that generally lean toward a more sophisticated bent. incon incorporates fifteen tracks that merge ambient music, cyberpunk music, and ECCOJAMS – with each track title presenting a new vignette into […]

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Seikomart releases “Darling, You’re a Stranger” by フィガー・ウィズ・ミート

The Japanese label Seikomart is back with a new album of demented ECCOJAMS by way of フィガー・ウィズ・ミート with the album フィガー・ウィズ・ミート. This release is twelve tracks in a bit over a half hour of twisted, wrung-out ECCOJAMs that’s somewhat like blending together Darksleep, Infinity Frequencies, and 骨架的. Choice track is “私は決してあなたのことを忘れません”. The album is available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. […]

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Gulf Audio Company releases “プラネットネオ東京” by Ohm-N-I

Alabama label Gulf Audio Company got their start in releasing vaporwave albums, mostly old-school/classic-style, but they’ve since opened up to a variety of other retro-inspired genres of music. プラネットネオ東京 is a new album from Ohm-N-I. It is a mix of vaporwave, retro-synth music, and synthwave, featuring synth-driven progressions and spoken word. It’s heavy with distorted keyboards and futuristic-sounding effects. Choice […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “LOSTWRLD” by Valet Girls

Valet Girls is back with a new purified vaporwave album via LOSTWRLD, a fifteen-track full-length release that’s based on the Jurassic Park franchise. As with previous albums, LOSTWRLD creates an immersive soundscape of twisted ECCOJAMS. The production here is cleaner and crisper than on 「WE NEVER HAD CTRL」 from 2015, which featured a larger influence from the glitch aesthetic of […]

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