AOTW | 11 December – 17 December: emperor tangerine – my empire

TKX Vault opened in September 2014 with Y. 2089 by テレビ体験, a hallmark of vapornoise and broken transmission music. Well, in case you didn’t believe that TKX Vault was going to be a little bit different from parent label and dreampunk codifiers Dream Catalogue, a little album called my empire dropped nine days later from the enigmatic emperor tangerine. Whereas […]

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emperor tangerine – slaves

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In primarily releasing noise music, emperor tangerine is the outlier project of Dream Catalogue co-owner HKE, whose albums/aliases are known for their eclectic takes on ambient vaporwave, dreampunk, and ghost tech. Following the same blueprint of str grl †, slaves is a thirty-minute long drone track that relishes in the slow burn. slaves is the least abrasive album […]

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emperor tangerine – find me lady

Recommendation: ✂ (“rescue me”) From the harsh noise of my empire to the static soundscapes of saltwater creek to the computer drone of find me lady, emperor tangerine had quite a progression in their works. find me lady was the final full-length album by emperor tangerine until the release of slaves on Acid Medical just ten days before the writing […]

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emperor tangerine – saltwater creek

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emperor tangerine’s former harshness on my empire is toned down quite far here; although it’s loud, saltwater creek isn’t the pounding rapacity of noise that characterized emperor tangerine’s other efforts. It’s better described as an album that’s “disintegrating,” where the noise comes from the work crashing apart and being destroyed in the process of listening. It’s likely emperor […]

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emperor tangerine – my empire

Recommendation: ✂ (“daisy”) emperor tangerine’s debut album for TKX Vault (formerly known as Tokyo Exchnage) demonstrates the label’s early predilection for not fucking around when it came to the most extreme avant-garde music in sampling, to the extent of rivaling Scolex Recordings in terms of music associated with the vaporwave scene. Released nine days after the similarly-chaotic label debut Y.2089 […]

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