マクロスMACROSS 82-99 – A Million Miles Away

Recommendation: ☹ マクロスMACROSS 82-99’s biggest fault is in assigning the authorship of A Million Miles Away to themselves rather than calling it what it is: a compilation album of equalized funk samples. That’s all it is. That’s all it really is. Sure, the songs are sonically fantastic and hugely danceable, but that’s not because マクロスMACROSS 82-99 are good producers. It’s […]

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Business Casual releases “Escape to New York” by Ursula’s Cartridges

First and foremost, “Ursula’s Cartridges” has to be one of the better vaporwave band names I’ve ever heard. I can’t necessarily explain why; I just love it. Anyway, Business Casual’s weekly release is Escape to New York by Ursula’s Cartridges, and it’s a future-funk album with significant inspiration from retro-electro music. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Cassette editions […]

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断片化された友人 – Fragmented Memories

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Fragmented Memories is six hours long. That’s ridiculous. 断片化された友人1 is marketed as a supergroup of seven high-profile vaporwave artists, but it’s not. Only twenty-one of the sixty-nine tracks are collaborative, and almost none of them feature every member. The tracks are rarely any different from what any artist puts on their solo albums, giving this album the impression […]

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Cobalt Road – Venetian Blinds [EP]

Recommendation: ✂ (“Venetian Blinds”) Venetian Blinds is a five-track extended-play of scintillating electronic music by Cobalt Road, a producer from the armpit of Florida, also known as Tallahassee.1 This is a downtempo future funk album – one that’s beat-driven, but without the FM-radio-on-adderall vibe of Saint Pepsi and similar artists. It’s a thoroughly unironic outlook on adult contemporary, eliciting nostalgia […]

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