death’s dynamic shroud.wmv – I’ll Try Living Like This

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ death’s dynamic shroud.wmv (hereafter “dds.wmv”) starts off with a quote from Kim Kardashian. If that isn’t ballsy, then what is? Vaporwave has always straddled the line between kitschy self-deprecation and hipster bullshit within the popular consciousness, and I’ll Try Living Like This sure as hell pushes that to the point where it straddles the line between straddling the […]

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chris††† – no lives matter

Recommendation: ☀☀☀ Produced by chris†††,1 no lives matter2 is an entirely straightforward album: tempo-shifted R&B tracks, staticky melancholy, and a bit of club/techno-influenced original electronic material. It’s also one of the tightest releases in the entire scene: nowhere else – except maybe Replica by Oneohtrix Point Never – has any album demonstrated such textbook control over its source material. Even […]

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Mason Guerrero – The Chernobyl Tape Decks

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Mason Guerrero’s The Chernobyl Tapes – apart from having one of the coolest album titles in vaporwave history – is one of the earliest examples of the vapornoise subgenre. Released in December 2011, just a few months after the artist’s eighteenth birthday, The Chernobyl Tapes is a four-track extended-play of ECCOJAMS taken to an ominous extreme. Rather than […]

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Latinwave drops eleven albums at once

The Ecuadorian label Latinwave released a whole crop of new albums yesterday. Some are reissues/re-features of already-out albums, but a substantial amount have no pages on web site such as rateyourmusic and discogs, and are assumed to be new released by their respective artists. The albums include: Biosynthesis – Genetic Reflection (dark ambient/industrial/vaporwave) N e w p a t h […]

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Darksleep – Identity Ender

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ You’d be forgiven for thinking that Identity Ender was one of the first ECCOJAMS to be recorded. Darksleep’s sophomore release is pure chopped-and-screwed samples of popular hits from the eighties and nineties, such as “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper. Track titles generally have some wry comment on the theme of the original sample and Darksleep’s resultant edit: […]

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Bedlam Tapes double release by Hantasi: “SQUID” and “Vacant Places”

German label Bedlam Tapes released two albums by Hantasi yesterday, titled SQUID and Vacant Places. The former album is trip-hop-inspired ECCOJAMS; the latter, mallsoft. Both albums are available as pay-what-you-want digital downloads, but they’re also available on cassette format for $10 each or $15 for both. The double cassette only has five in stock left out of the original edition […]

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